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Author: Charlene Ioanidis

A freelance filmmaker’s guide to moving shots on a dirt cheap budget

Being a freelance filmmaker can be tough work. Most of the time you are working on a tight budget, and every project can determine whether or not you get another one. You need to do your best every time and show your clients what you can offer. Often, you are working alone, with a colleague, or someone you hired. You have to make things work. If you rent or buy expensive equipment to make your video better, you are likely deducting it from your pay. Is it worth it? You can only keep sacrificing your own wellbeing for the...

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Tips for teaching English online

There is a great job opportunity out there for freelancers that you may not be aware of and yet you are fully qualified to do, simply by being able to read this article. You can speak English and you obviously have an internet connection (and something to use it with). Teaching English online is becoming more and more popular and in many cases, you don’t even need to be a teacher, although that can help. Ideally, you are a native speaker, but even if not and your level is good, many positions are open to you. Why teach English...

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3 tips on how to make money with freelance photography

I would say that one of the biggest changes digital photography brought is the increased number of photographers. I swear you can’t swing a dead cat these days without hitting a photographer. This leads to huge competition for all types of photography jobs, and that includes freelance photography. This guide will cover many ways you can make money as a freelance photographer, whether you consider yourself a professional or a hobbyist with a lot of passion and desire to turn your pastime into a paycheck. Tip #1: Market yourself and your photos First things first. With competition being so...

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A guide to becoming a freelance video editor

A great benefit freelance video editors have over freelance cinematographers is the possibility of remote work. Whereas directors must be on set, an editor can work from any location. This raises the number of available jobs by an insane amount. The other bonus? People always seem to be looking for an editor, no matter how many editors there are. The reason for that is most people these days can shoot a video of some sorts, even if video is not their field, but editing is foreign to them. That is where they bring in a new pair of hands (and...

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Even more things for freelance filmmakers to keep in their toolbox

So, you’re a freelance filmmaker. What’s your specialty? Whether it’s directing, cinematography or sound, you still need to be prepared for anything that might come up. Pulling through is what gives your client a good impression. Last week our list covered all those things that you will always use on set, no matter your position or type of shoot. This week we take a look at those items that will be a lifesaver for each department. Add the ones you will need to your kit. Cinematography When handling the lights and camera on set, you will have specific needs....

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