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Dec 07 2016

Peer Reviewed Staffing

When I was a young TV editor, I applied to a job for a huge national cable conglomerate. In the initial interview with HR, the HR manager asked me if I had experience with Avid Media Composer. The question caught me off guard. I had plenty of experience with Avid, but she had pronounced the name wrong. As much as I wanted to believe this HR manager knew who to hire (considering she had selected me for an interview), it struck me that someone who had a major hand in the hiring...

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Nov 16 2016

Creating the Perfect Reel

You probably thought it as soon as you saw the title. There is no such thing as a perfect reel. And in a way, you’re right. Each person that sees the reel will have a different perspective on what makes a reel great. But if you know who is viewing your reel, you can make the perfect reel for them.  [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="630"] “Sure, I’ll consider hiring you. Do you do star-wipes? I love star-wipes”[/caption] First, let’s get this out of the way. When I say reel, I’m talking about work samples,...

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Oct 26 2016

Freelance Collective: A Better Way to Find Contract Staff?

Before we can address the advantages of using a freelance collective, we have to explain precisely what it is. What is it? A freelance collective is a hub. Within the hub are project managers. These project managers recruit high quality talent, creating a robust network of freelancers and crews. When a client brings a job to the collective, a project manager selects appropriate talent within the network to connect to the client or, if necessary, recruits additional talent for that position. Once a freelancer has been placed or a crew has started...

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