I found the documenting lesson pretty fun today, and Gary’s certainly trying to push us into thinking outside the box as you can see above. We taped all our phones to the wall (all recording) and then all our DSLR’s recording pointing up towards the ceiling. We then took the footage from each device and made one big composition with the groups footage. The result was pretty interesting. Lots going on, but the same thing, from different view points. Also used Final Cut Pro X, which I have to say is dog shite compared to 7. They seem to have cocked the whole interface up and made it really difficult to use. Think I’ll be sticking with 7 myself.
In the morning we also had a talk with Manchester based web design company Shape’s Andy Golpys. This was on freelancing and setting up your own company. I’ve always been of the opinion that I’d like to go and work for an established company before thinking about going it alone, and I think I still have that feeling, at least to start with. The Shape guys seemed to have a hell of a lot of existing clients upon starting their business, and I think you’d have to build up your freelancing first along side another job to stand a chance. Still, something to think about. Made me think I really need to get networking more really more than anything, but it was useful to hear about contracts that both client and business would sign to back you up legally, and things about VAT I hadn’t really thought about before, and ways it can be beneficial to you as a company. He also talked about good exposure in the form of either doing work for celebrities, active networkers/ social networking/ big brands leading on to other things. Common sense really a lot of it but it was good to hear. I’d maybe have liked to hear more about coping when you’re struggling for work or bringing in your clients, but well worth while going to.
October 08, 2012, 7:56pm