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Tips to Get Work
#3001861 08/05/19 03:30 PM
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Guy Michelmore's ThinkSpace Education YouTube channel is a good online resource for composers. Today, he posted a video entitled "Film and Television Composer - 6 Tips to get work!"



If you have your own tips, feel free to post them below.

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Re: Tips to Get Work
Geoff Grace #3001919 08/05/19 09:22 PM
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Guy always seems to be right on the "money".

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Geoff Grace #3001943 08/06/19 12:03 AM
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I can't watch the video from where I am right now, but does he cover the freelancer sites? I've started getting some work through one of those, mostly for podcast themes etc. The main issue is the big chunk the site takes of your pay but I've raised my prices so that the work I get is worthwhile to me. Anyone else use sites like Upwork or Fiverr?


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Re: Tips to Get Work
Geoff Grace #3001953 08/06/19 01:49 AM
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I've looked at Upwork or Fiverr, but they didn't knock me out.

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Originally Posted by linwood
I've looked at Upwork or Fiverr, but they didn't knock me out.


Agreed: Upwork are actually quite difficult to get accepted for. Fiverr will take anyone from what I can tell, but the issue is their cut. Once you work out what you want to make and adjust prices accordingly, the platform itself is very good. I've only done two jobs via Fiverr but both went smoothly. I've also used Fiverr as a buyer to get some tracks mixed and mastered, and have been extremely happy - I did spent a lot of time vetting people though.


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Dave Holloway #3007016 09/07/19 12:20 PM
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I only glanced thru fiverr when I first heard about it, but it seemed like a bit of a race to the bottom to me.


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