Freelancing: What to Do With Your Days Off

For the first time in my career I’m now working as a full-time freelancer. Not having a staffed position is new to me and freelancing has a steep learning curve. But as I pick things up I’ll be sharing what I’ve learned in a series of blogs called Freelancing.

I apologize for not posting much recently, I’ve been super slammed with work. It’s been non-stop shooting and editing for the last few weeks. Which is an AMAZING thing. But now that I have a day off to sit down and write, I thought it would be appropriate to talk about what to do with your days off.

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Freelancing: Finding Work

For the first time in my career I’m now working as a full-time freelancer. Not having a staffed position is new to me and freelancing has a steep learning curve. But as I pick things up I’ll be sharing what I’ve learned in a series of blogs called Freelancing.

Many people think freelancing as a creative means just that, being creative. But as a freelancer you have to be just as much (maybe more so) business minded. Part of that business is finding your next job.

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Freelancing: 3 Tips for Overcoming Mistakes

For the first time in my career I’m now working as a full-time freelancer. Not having a staffed position is new to me and freelancing has a steep learning curve. But as I pick things up I’ll be sharing what I’ve learned in a series of blogs called Freelancing.

For the first installment I’ve decided to focus on something that applies to everyone, not just freelancers: overcoming mistakes. We’ve all made mistakes. And if you haven’t, you will. Overcoming these mistakes is a crucial part of freelancing. If the people you work with can’t rely on you, they’ll stop hiring you. How to deal with accidents and mistakes sounds like common knowledge, but a lot of people can’t (or just don’t) handle the situations well.

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New Project: FlipClip

I got brought in by Beyond Pix (beyondpix.com), to DP a short promotional piece for the launch of FlipClip, an app that allows you to easily create animated photo albums. The idea behind the shoot was that it was going to all be POV, which meant that I had to operate without using my hands.

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Freelancing: The First Month

Now that I’m finally done with grad school (with the exception of finishing The Jog) it’s time to get to work; and this is the first time that I’ve been a full-time freelancer. Going into my first month I was a bit concerned, but it’s been a busy month (to which I’m grateful). I’ve worked with some amazing friends and filmmakers on some pretty kick ass projects.

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