Freelance Job Websites at DVinfo.net
DV Info Net

Go Back   DV Info Net > Community Marketplace > Helping Hands

Helping Hands
Post a job, find a job, hire a crew, join a crew... seek out and deploy!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old December 7th, 2018, 08:37 PM   #1
Major Player
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Brighton, Colorado
Posts: 373
Freelance Job Websites

Hello Everyone, wondering if anyone knows for some freelance job websites they have had success with?

Currently have successfully used:

Smartshoot.com

ProductionHUB.com

Thanks! -Jeff
__________________
Jeff Zimmerman ē Love what I do ē Colorado + North America
www.m3films.com
Jeff Zimmerman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 8th, 2018, 07:50 AM   #2
Inner Circle
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Rhode Island
Posts: 4,030
Re: Freelance Job Websites

Jeff,

Thanks for posting were you have had success. I have tried all of them without any success. I still get my work by word of mouth, through my site, or gorilla marketing.
__________________
Paul Cronin
www.paulcroninstudios.com
Paul Cronin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 8th, 2018, 01:29 PM   #3
Major Player
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Brighton, Colorado
Posts: 373
Re: Freelance Job Websites

Thanks Paul, always curious where people find work. Very much the same thru referrals. 2019 Iím hoping to open up for some new client. New website in progress.
__________________
Jeff Zimmerman ē Love what I do ē Colorado + North America
www.m3films.com
Jeff Zimmerman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 9th, 2018, 12:22 AM   #4
Slash Rules!
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Houston, Texas
Posts: 5,472
Re: Freelance Job Websites

The general consensus is that unfortunately the successful folks in our industry do NOT find their clients through those types of sites or people googling "videographer [insert city/town]" -- perhaps wedding folks aside-- but through hardcore pavement pounding/cold calling, aggressive self promotion/networking, and referrals/word-of-mouth.

That said, I'm terrible at everything I listed above and have scored a few gigs from Production Hub, Mandy, Gigsalad, Thumbtack, Craigslist, maybe a few others. Also unfortunately many of those sites only allow those with paid profiles (as opposed to the free listings) to pursue leads on the site, though potential clients can still contact you even if you have a free profile.

Also, when I say I've "scored a few gigs" I mean it literally...just a handful in the entire time I've been in the industry, from any/all of those sites. My main clients are a few folks that thankfully keep coming back and have for more than a decade, the rest are the occasional finds from those sites, people who find ME from a search and everything works out, and a few that I hear from 1-3 times a year if that.
Josh Bass is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 14th, 2020, 09:23 AM   #5
Trustee
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Southern New Jersey
Posts: 1,194
Re: Freelance Job Websites

Josh:

I cannot believe you are not in great demand in the industry based on your talents. Your claymation shorts alone should have caused your great "discovery." "Non Practicing Productions." Remember? Oy vey...
__________________
Interesting, if true. And interesting anyway.
Hugh DiMauro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 14th, 2020, 09:30 AM   #6
Slash Rules!
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Houston, Texas
Posts: 5,472
Re: Freelance Job Websites

Thanks. I remember. Somehow it didnt pan out that way though...
Josh Bass is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 15th, 2020, 04:23 AM   #7
Equal Opportunity Offender
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Posts: 2,783
Re: Freelance Job Websites

Well, there's always the music career to fall back on.


Andrew
Andrew Smith is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 15th, 2020, 05:16 AM   #8
Slash Rules!
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Houston, Texas
Posts: 5,472
Re: Freelance Job Websites

I donít want to brag cause everyone is suffering right now, but I have made TENS of dollars in the music industry.
Josh Bass is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 15th, 2020, 05:33 AM   #9
Equal Opportunity Offender
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Posts: 2,783
Re: Freelance Job Websites

Try playing the bagpipes. People are usually prepared to pay good money for it to stop.

Andrew
Andrew Smith is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 15th, 2020, 01:58 PM   #10
Slash Rules!
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Houston, Texas
Posts: 5,472
Re: Freelance Job Websites

Genius. I donít know what the technical term is being paid NOT to do something obnoxious but itís definitely a business avenue worth exploring.
Josh Bass is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 17th, 2020, 06:07 PM   #11
Major Player
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Posts: 349
Re: Freelance Job Websites

Quote:
Originally Posted by Josh Bass View Post
Genius. I donít know what the technical term is being paid NOT to do something obnoxious but itís definitely a business avenue worth exploring.
This does happen in hollywood.

People will go around trying to find a film shooting, then start up their leaf blower until someone from production pays them off to go away
__________________
http://IronFilm.co.nz/Sound/ (Location Sound Recordist based in New Zealand)
http://www.YouTube.com/c/SoundSpeeding
David Peterson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 17th, 2020, 07:34 PM   #12
Slash Rules!
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Houston, Texas
Posts: 5,472
Re: Freelance Job Websites

Diabolical.
Josh Bass is offline   Reply
Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY USA

Scan Computers Int. Ltd.
+44 0871-472-4747
Bolton, Lancashire UK


DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > Community Marketplace > Helping Hands

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:26 AM.


DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2021 The Digital Video Information Network