By Kevin Graham As filmmakers, editors, and cinematographers, our job revolves around clients. But there’s an extremely important client that many creatives neglect: themselves! If you want to grow your business and acquire new work, you’ll need to market yourself. And one of the most potent marketing tools for a visual creator is a demo […]Read more "5 Tips For Cutting A Great Demo Reel"
by Leet Resumes Leet Resumes will take your old resume and crank up the volume where it’s needed, so employers start paying attention to you. Did we mention it’s a free service? Resume Examples Before and after examples from Leet Resumes showing how even “nice-looking” resumes can set you back in telling your story… WRONG […]Read more "Free Professional Resumes, Resume Writing, Resume Templates, Guide and Advice"
by filtergrade.com As technology becomes more accessible and tutorial videos become more common, the video editing field has become much more competitive. If you don’t have existing connections or the ability to network effectively, you will need to use every resource available to you. In this blog, we’ve compiled 10 places for you to look […]Read more "Video Editing Jobs: 10 Places for Editors to Find Work"
BY JOE FREDERICK, Premiumbeat From writing to starting your own YouTube channel, here are 3 ways to diversify your revenue stream with a new side hustle. Make sure you develop a second source of income alongside editing, and make it something that links to your existing skill set. If you’re a freelance video editor, check out […]Read more "Three Side Hustles That Are Perfect For Video Editors"
by Sam Mestman, FCP.co Want to make more money out of video? In this article from Sam Mestman, he details his ideas, solutions and hard-earned experience that will help you win more business from more clients and be happier doing it. Sam here… believe it or not, I don’t think the biggest problem facing video professionals […]Read more "How to Manage Clients and Build Your Own Video Business"
BY MATT VASILIAUSKAS, Studiobinder.com Casting websites have forever changed the production process. It used to be that the aspiring actor, with their trusty headshot in tow, would make the rounds to casting offices, not quite sure what to expect. Thanks to the wonders of technology, actors now have an abundance of online resources to find legitimate […]Read more "The Best Free Casting Websites Out There!"
by Musicbed.com It’s easy to compare reels to resumés. It’s a make-or-break career moment, an opportunity to get your foot in the door by showing your skills to employers. But, there is one key difference between the two: a reel gives you nothing to hide behind. No pretty cover letter. No “proficient in Microsoft Word.” […]Read more "5 Tips for Making a Killer Reel"
by MIKE CLUM, Production Hub As a video producer or production company, booking a local freelancer for your client-facing shoot is not a task to take lightly. Book the wrong person and you’ll be in quite a jam. Going through the freelance hiring process is half like giving a job interview, and half selling the crew […]Read more "CHECKLIST FOR HIRING AN OUT-OF-TOWN SHOOTER"
by Jason Hellerman, nofilmschool You may have a great idea but the real test is how you communicate it. Learning how to write an elevator pitch is a skill you can’t put a price on. Why? Because we’ve all been there when lightning strikes and that excellent idea comes to life in our minds. Maybe […]Read more "How to Write An Elevator Pitch [FREE Elevator Pitch Template]"
by David Strauss, FstoppersOne of the most difficult aspects of professional photography is dealing with business. This will help… “It can be hard to be a business owner who is prone to shyness and introversion,” says a Shapr user named Gwendolyn, who owns a portrait photography service. She’s voicing a universal concern, particularly among many professional […]Read more "This App Connects Photographers to Endless Business Opportunities"