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I shoot people. I live in Los Angeles, California and I'm a filmmaker and director of projects from narrative films to tv commercials.
Member Since:
November 19th 2007
254 Posts
100 posts
Location:
New York and Los Angeles
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Re: A difficult client.
by Steve Kownacki 12 months ago
Agree with Wayne - make it work for you. This guy wants the benefits of an employee, but only willing to pay when you work. Personally, I would walk away unless he can have a mature conversation with
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Patrick Ortman liked this 9 months ago
Re: Business at a crossroads ...
by Mark Suszko 11 months ago
Joke answer: Merge with Greg's company. Serious(er) answer: This is an opportunity for new blood to come in. Even your ideal present guy had to start out less than perfect and learn on the job. He's g
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Patrick Ortman liked this 9 months ago
The Creative Hub Atlanta Now Open. A Co-Op Workspace for Creatives
by walter biscardi 4 years ago
For those of you who work at home, in a small shop or maybe just a start-up, we've kicked off the Creative Hub Atlanta. A Co-Op workspace for creatives built around the concept of the co-op office spa
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Patrick Ortman liked this 4 years ago
Re: Client asking for historic files
by Mark Suszko 4 years ago
If you do give out project files, you should be charging extra for that, since you're giving away profitable future edit sessions to someone else.
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Re: Transfering huge files footage, good server to do it?
by Bob Zelin 4 years ago
Hello Juan Ma. your English is excellent. There is no FAST way to send 93 Gigabytes fast over the internet. Have him FedEx a disk drive. Bob Zelin Bob Zelin Rescue 1, Inc. bobzelin@icloud.com
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Patrick Ortman liked this 4 years ago
Re: Rates for Voice-Over...?
by Mark Suszko 4 years ago
Be sure the client specifies in advance what "dialect" of "Spanish" they want. Castillian, Columbian,Puerto Rican, Cuban, Guatamalan, etc. they all use slightly different idiom and style, which may be
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Patrick Ortman liked this 4 years ago
Re: New project, but slightly conflicted to accept.
by David Roth Weiss 5 years ago
Brandon Eastman "The $15 hr was a quick example number that came to mind , but not far off from what i think to charge. This is because I'm a young filmmaker videographer with minimal equipment (Niko
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Patrick Ortman liked this 5 years ago
Re: Rant: Charge me or charge the advertisers -- NOT BOTH
by Todd Terry 5 years ago
Completely agree with ya, Nick. In a similar vein, I don't want to go to the movies, pay an exorbitant price for a ticket, mortgage the house for a tub of popcorn and a soda in a 55-gallon drum... and
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Patrick Ortman liked this 5 years ago
Re: Left Hanging
by Todd Terry 6 years ago
I guess I've just learned to live with the "hurry up and wait" way of operating. Seems that when we are waiting on the clients, they take their own sweet time, and then some. But when they are waiting
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Patrick Ortman liked this 6 years ago
Re: The Ebb and Flow of Leads
by Mark Suszko 6 years ago
I see a longstanding trend in our sector, it involves the approaching end of a budget period and the clients find they have reserved some money that hasn't yet been spent. If they don't spend it, the
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Patrick Ortman liked this 6 years ago
Re: When Competitors Lie
by Tom Sefton 7 years ago
"It's a real shame that we can't work together on this one-please keep me informed if the chance to pitch ideas to you comes up again. In the meantime-we like finding new studio spaces that we can hir
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Patrick Ortman liked this 7 years ago
Re: When Competitors Lie
by Mark Suszko 7 years ago
But Patrick, nobody likes to have their stupid decisions and choices pointed out to them. If you narc on the pretenders, you'll get a thank-you, but not their business; they'll be too embarrassed. The
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Patrick Ortman liked this 7 years ago
Re: A giant "retires"
by Nick Griffin 7 years ago
Now it's public knowledge that COW co-founder Ron Lindeboom is stepping down from day to day activities. We can only wish him the best in his attempts to better control his health issues and hope that
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Patrick Ortman liked this 7 years ago
Re: Government Bids (been talked about before, just venting)
by John Baumchen 8 years ago
As someone who works for a government agency, (federal), and is a contract technical representative, it sounds as though someone is rigging the bid. To specify that the company has to have won awards
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Patrick Ortman liked this 8 years ago
Re: Hey Mark Suszko...
by Mark Suszko 8 years ago
Usually you use this:
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Patrick Ortman liked this 8 years ago
Re: My Next Move
by Mark Suszko 8 years ago
You're married; so, what does your wife think This is not longer completely your own decision. How much can the two of you lean on her income if the freelance falls through I don't know what your plan
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Patrick Ortman liked this 8 years ago
Re: should i incorporate???
by Tim Wilson 8 years ago
Todd Terry "He was terrible. He was short...." Dude, calling out a guy for his height. Not cool.
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Patrick Ortman liked this 8 years ago
Re: Another unrelated invoice question
by Michael Hancock 8 years ago
Have him arrested and continue through the legal system, or write it off. Anything else will show poor character on your part. While it would be gratifying to publicly humiliate him, it's not worth th
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Patrick Ortman liked this 8 years ago
Re: Advice regarding an Unbearable Client I don't want to lose
by Bob Cole 8 years ago
You're encouraging bad behavior by giving away tech support. Why on earth would any sane employer change, when they get 20 hours of support for 10 hours of pay They avoid paying for new equipment and
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Patrick Ortman liked this 8 years ago
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