Tax & Finances for Freelance Filmmakers

Are you a freelance filmmaker? If you recently have or are thinking about making the jump to fulltime freelancer, congratulations on taking a bold step in your career. Finding regular clients, networking, and getting that slick website up and running are the staples of any freelancer’s life. However, there is a slightly less glamorous task

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Basic Colour Grading in Final Cut Pro X

One of the noticeable differences between amateur and professional video is in the colour grading. If your films lack colour balancing, or if the colours of shots within a scene don’t match, it will be noticeable. Colour grading can be done to achieve technical harmony across visuals, or for applying a particular artistic finish to a piece.   If that all sounds

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30+ After Effects Keyboard Shortcuts

If you have animated anything in After Effects, you will know how much time can be spent merely navigating the many buttons, menus and windows on display – so that’s why it’s handy to know the various different After Effects keyboard shortcuts. Customising the interface and removing unneeded windows can drastically help your workflow and

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How to Choose the Right Music for your Video

Choosing music for your video is a challenging proposition for many Indie Filmmakers and video content creators. If you haven’t got the budget to use a composer to write you something bespoke then you’re into the ‘joy’ of searching music libraries for a suitable track. For some reason the Search process is a frustration for

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