I recently wrapped up my first Movidiam job and I'm looking forward to the next one.
They reached out saying a director was looking for a DP in my area on a certain date and asked if I was interested. I had to agree to the site terms and conditions as well as sign an NDA, then they asked me to submit some pricing via a few guidelines. The communication both directions was always clear and quick.
There were a few things that caught me a bit off guard, but they were more curve balls than deal breakers: Movidiam is based in London and I had to adjust to the time difference with office hours — I'm based in Oklahoma City; They connected me to the director who hired me out, but Movidiam acted as the client for all my invoices, etc.; I was concerned about payment and wasn't quite sure with the British £ - US $ conversion and associated fees, but I was paid quickly in USD and I didn't pay any international fees.
By all means it was a solid experience and I'm looking forward to the next opportunity with Movidiam.
I'm going the traditional festival route with my film but I also submitted to Short of the Week. The other festivals will take months to let me know if my film is accepted or not, but Short of the Week was great in that they got back to me in less than a couple weeks. Unfortunately my film wasn't selected, but they gave some solid feedback what seemed like a thoughtful review. I'd have no problem submitting to Short of the Week with future projects.
I've been editing 4-6k resolution RED projects in Premiere Pro on my maxed out 15" MBP Retina since I got it in 2012. It handles the work I do in PP fine if I lower the playback resolution (1/4 or 1/8) and it handles what I need to do in After Effects. It's great to have on set and on the road, but I get most of the serious editing done with the MBP on an external monitor at my desk. My MBP getting close to needing to be replaced though and I'm hoping to move to a much beefier MacPro for the office and the new 13" MBP for on set and travel once it's released.
Thank goodness. The last update was quite a step backwards. I'd still like to have the Audio Limiter filter back from the pre 2015 updates.
Attach a 1/2 inch wide strip of double-sided velcro to one end of the cable with a zip tie. Make the strip long enough to wrap around the coiled cable and you're good to go.