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by featured blog contributor, Jeremy PinckertIn working as a director and also as an owner of a video production company for 10 years, there are many different categories of relationships I have experienced. There is the all-crucial client relationship. Then there’s the relationship between collaborating colleagues. There is a certain dynamic between myself and staff employees. And finally, there is the relationship I develop with vendors and freelancers. This last relationship with freelancers is one I want to look at from the perspective of my experiences from both sides of the coin.
Let me kick this post off by saying that it is way overdue. Thanks to the cluster that is Covid-19, there’s now a bundle of literature and how-to videos on the web about setting up remote video collaboration workflows for people in post-production, but most rely on investing in a decent amount of hardware and/or software that aren’t always in a project’s (or freelancer’s) budget. The beautiful thing is we live in a time where tech is very much on our side, so working remotely with creative teams in real-time is feasible for almost anyone with a decent computer and internet connection. Below I’ve outlined three possible remote collaboration workflows that will work for any budget, including free!
Getting your foot in the door and into a production company can be frustrating when you’re just starting out in your career. Even if you’ve got a tremendous amount of talent, many production companies have their pick of experienced candidates, and often won’t consider what you have to offer. Don’t give up though-many producers start out as freelancers, taking on one-off projects until they have the experience to join an established company or create their own business. The “gig economy” is booming, and it’s easier than ever to start a freelancing career. In fact, 35% of the American workforce was made up of freelancers in October of 2016-numbers that are only continuing to grow. Freelancing can help you gain experience, build a reputation, and bring in some cash. Who knows, you may like the experience so much that you decide to work for yourself forever! With that said, starting a successful freelancing career doesn’t mean you put up a website and wait for clients to come to you. It takes hard work and consistency to make it work. Here are 5 tips for getting started and becoming a great freelance producer, photographer, or other production professional!
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Something most of us freelancers dread more than spiders is talking about money, and more specifically, our rates. For whatever reason we play it close to the chest when discussing what we charge clients, how we charge clients, and so on. Likely because we’ve heard plenty of stories about, or experienced firsthand, a client going with someone cheaper than us. I think a major issue with the freelance industry is this internal distrust, where we assume other freelancers will steal our clients if they have any information about us and what we charge for our services. One of my goals with the educational content we create is to have open, honest discussions about things like what to charge. And hopefully the more we talk about these things the less of a stigma there will be on them, and we can all focus on providing great freelance services rather than distrusting one another, and we can all focus on our common enemy: spiders.
Long gone are the days of graduating college, finding a suitable desk job, and retiring after 30 years of working at the same company. The Recession of 2008 forced many professionals out of the corporate mold, demanding them to rethink what the road to success could be. The rise of online networking and smartphones paved the way for a new marketplace for employment: the gig economy.
Everyone today has a smart phone and simple access to upload their videos to websites and social media channels. But skilled video professionals with higher end equipment still reign supreme when it comes to quality. And with the growing need for live video, there are more opportunities and money on the table.
In a world where everybody has a high resolution camera right inside in their pocket, freelance photography has been a challenge for many. Fortunately, there are ways to make it easier. Let me explain.
Being a freelance writer, I’ve always been sensitive about my rates. I never want to charge too much and scare clients off, but I also have bills to pay. How do you quantify your skills? What do you charge for something simple, versus something complicated? I’ll walk you through my personal process so you can make this decision more easily for yourself.
The Texas Production Expo is the premier annual trade show of film/video production services and technology in North Texas. Each year, the top companies throughout the market showcase their latest and greatest services and equipment. TPE will be on May 8th, 2019 at the Grapevine Convention Center. We sat down with Dallas Producers Association President Mikon Haaksman to get a preview to the Expo.