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videopixie freelance video editing motion graphics 2Unfortunately enough, I’m sure many of us have been there: sitting on what seems like a mountain of raw footage, the beginnings of a project that grows in scope, intimidation, and horror every day you continue putting it off. In such circumstances, you may have found yourself longing for a fast and easy way to scope out the reels of freelance editors, who could sculpt that mountain into the final cut you’d been wanting all along — and maybe even set your price range. Thanks to the services Viedit and Videopixie, these scenarios are now realities. Each offers a variation on a ‘marketplace of editors,’ both focusing on speed, modest pricing, and ease. More »

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Three years ago I shared a quote about the independent film world that I found telling: “Europeans know how to fill out forms. Americans know how to sell.” As indie superproducer (and now head of the San Francisco Film Society) Ted Hope shares below, this is because “[America] is one of two countries in the industrialized world that doesn’t see fit to fund film art as part of its job stimulus, as part of its cultural exchange.” While indie filmmakers can always apply for grants, the fact is to have an actual life-sustaining career in today’s industry, each and every one of us must know as much as possible about producing, marketing, distribution and in general The Business. Let’s check in on the state of independent film producing, circa 2012. More »