I love a challenge and there's no greater feeling than solving a technical niggle that's been irritating you for a while. Over the past few years I've provided video event filming services for some of the best meetups in the London tech scene. Budgets aren't always high, but the content is usually fantastic and they're regular as clockwork. As a result I'm always looking for the best way to deliver high quality coverage and content for my clients on an affordable level. I'm constantly pushing myself to do better and to come up with new ways of streamlining my workflow.
I spend a lot of my time editing recorded conference presentation videos, whether they're from smaller scale meetups or higher level conferences they've all left me with a small niggle... presentation slides.
Tradeshift is a platform that allows your business to sell and buy everything they need on one platform. This is a promotional video I made for them.
"I don't have the budget right now, but I might do for future jobs, could you do this one for me for free and..."
What often ends this sentence is predictable but can often be insulting and, at times, infuriating. As a freelance videographer it's something I often hear, more times than I actually get offered a financial reward in exchange for my services. I would say that the video and film industry is in a race to the bottom, but that would be suggesting that we're not already there, when in actual fact we're in the basement. We've gone subterranean when it comes to getting paid to do our jobs.