Looking to become a freelance filmmaker? Congratulations that’s a bold step! However don’t worry as we’ve got your back.
This filmmaker resource page is designed to introduce you to the basics of freelancing in the Film & TV industry. 🎬
Here’s our basic freelancer toolkit to get you started. We’ve tried to cover the essentials from finding jobs to managing clients and invoicing 👍
Finding Film & TV Work
To find work in the film industry you first need to understand how the hiring process works. Unlike ordinary day jobs, the majority of film workers are self-employed..
Education & Skills
A film education will teach you the basics of filmmaking, give you access to equipment, and potentially speed up your career. However, there are a lot of options these days for aspiring filmmakers from traditional film schools to online workshops..
Free Film Production Forms
To help you kick off your film career, we have put together this collection of free film production forms. There is a lot to consider when starting out, but you can get ahead by having the essential paperwork ready to go..
Marketing & Self Promotion
The film industry is very competitive and as a result, it can be hard to stand out. Fortunately, there are several techniques you can try to improve your chances of finding regular freelance work..
You might call yourself a filmmaker, but that doesn’t restrict you to only working in the film industry. Throughout your career, you will likely work in a variety of different media sectors..
Production Crew Rates
Congratulations! You have taken the leap and become a freelance filmmaker. One plus of which is that you now get to determine your own production crew rates.
As a freelance filmmaker, you are likely going to have a lot of clients. And working for these clients could last anywhere from a day to many months at a time. Additionally, it’s even possible to be working with more than one client at once..
Film Crew Glossary
Unsure what job role you want in the film industry? Or maybe you are stuck on who does what. There are hundreds of job roles to choose from if you want to become a filmmaker..
Taxes & Finances
Being self-employed has many perks, you are your own boss, set your own hours, and negotiate your own pay. However, you are also responsible for filing your own tax return..
This a good time to be a filmmaker in the UK. From national charities to apprenticeships and networking events. In fact there has never been this much support for first-time filmmakers..