Pushpin Films Avatar

Pushpin Films

New York, NY Member since July 2015

Verified

Verified Information

Government ID
Email Address
Name
Address

On the Web

$100
per day
$100
per day
The Business of Video Journalism with a Webby-Award Winning Videographer

This one-day hands-on bootcamp will offer you the tools to turn your video journalism skills into a viable profession. Using case studies and Q&As with other working professionals in the field, this class will uncover the process of getting work in both journalism and corporate doc-style or branded content. The workshop will consist of 2 hours of speakers in the morning, a one hour lunch break, and 3 hours of workshop in the afternoon. We will go over relationship building with clients, pitching, budgeting and rates, negotiating and contract drafting, which are topics often left in the dark when discussing the craft of storytelling. You will leave with concrete methods to be paid fairly for your work, plus examples of contract and budget templates. This workshop is perfect for: -Recent grads from journalism schools starting their career. -Freelance video journalists looking to diversify their income with the skills at hand. -Video journalists at the beginning of their career weighing the pros/cons of freelancing versus staff positions. -People thinking of starting their own production company. TESTIMONIAL: "I've attended seminars and workshops relating to filmmaking, photography and the media industry for over 4 decades, and I'd say this is one of the best… absolutely authentic, no 'b.s.', and [the instructors] appeared genuinely interested in relating their experience in a truthful and helpful manner." What students will learn: Best practices for pitching to online news outlets How to negotiate a fair rate for your project How to leverage your journalism/documentary skills to get commercial work (branded content, direct work with brands and non profits) How to write a proposal/deck presentation How to draft a budget The importance of a contract and how to make it work for you How to manage client relationships versus commissioning editors.

More

OWNER NOTES

This one-day hands-on bootcamp will offer you the tools to turn your video journalism skills into a viable profession. Using case studies and Q&As with other working professionals in the field, this class will uncover the process of getting work in both journalism and corporate doc-style or branded content.

The workshop will consist of 2 hours of speakers in the morning, a one hour lunch break, and 3 hours of workshop in the afternoon.

We will go over relationship building with clients, pitching, budgeting and rates, negotiating and contract drafting, which are topics often left in the dark when discussing the craft of storytelling. You will leave with concrete methods to be paid fairly for your work, plus examples of contract and budget templates.

This workshop is perfect for:
-Recent grads from journalism schools starting their career.
-Freelance video journalists looking to diversify their income with the skills at hand.
-Video journalists at the beginning of their career weighing the pros/cons of freelancing versus staff positions.
-People thinking of starting their own production company.

TESTIMONIAL:
"I've attended seminars and workshops relating to filmmaking, photography and the media industry for over 4 decades, and I'd say this is one of the best… absolutely authentic, no 'b.s.', and [the instructors] appeared genuinely interested in relating their experience in a truthful and helpful manner."

What students will learn:
Best practices for pitching to online news outlets
How to negotiate a fair rate for your project
How to leverage your journalism/documentary skills to get commercial work (branded content, direct work with brands and non profits)
How to write a proposal/deck presentation
How to draft a budget
The importance of a contract and how to make it work for you
How to manage client relationships versus commissioning editors.

per day
Coaching on Rates, Budgets and Contracts for Short Form Non-Fiction Video Production.

Starting as a freelancer can feel very intimidating once it comes to the business side of it. If you need help on how to better negotiate your rates, draft a budget, write a proposal for commercial clients, review a pitch deck for branded content, I’m here to help! Topics: Business of short form editorial and commercial content production Freelancing best practices

More

OWNER NOTES

Starting as a freelancer can feel very intimidating once it comes to the business side of it. If you need help on how to better negotiate your rates, draft a budget, write a proposal for commercial clients, review a pitch deck for branded content, I’m here to help!
Topics:
Business of short form editorial and commercial content production
Freelancing best practices

per day

Reviews (5)

Average 4.8 Stars

Thanks!

Owner

November 2016

Renting to Lea was an absolute pleasure. The gear came back in perfect condition. Would love to do business with again. Thanks!

Renter

October 2016

great working with Lea, things were smooth!

Renter

Canon EF 70-200mm F2.8L IS

September 2015

References