How Filmmakers Find Work During COVID
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Filmmakers are always looking for work. The Challenge of How to Find Work in 2020 Challenge during COVID. Here are some ideas of what you can do. At the bottom of this page, you will see an A-Z of 27 different websites that you can search for film work!

To work from home

There are many jobs that filmmakers can do and get paid from home:
Processing: People are always looking for an editor
Sound and sound design: Do you have the ability to create excellent foley?
animation – We have an excellent stop frame animation lockdown session for you to watch
Write: Copywriting, script editing, blogging, research, and translation services are just four of the paid jobs you can do from home.

But what about writing scripts for commercials?
Somebody had to write the commercial for Snoop Dogg Just Eats!

COVID Compliant Protect

In September 2020 the author / director Simon Hunter shot the trailer for the Raindance Film Festival in a Covid-compliant shoot with our students and members. See how they did it here:

Filmmakers and Raindance alumni Rob Savage and Michael Beets did not let the pandemic dissuade them from their ambitions as filmmakers. Everyone made hours of films that brought them commercial and critical success. Everyone used COVID-compliant techniques to create dramatic films, albeit with different techniques. What are your ideas

Michael Beets made In The Shadow It Waits – a live-action horror film that was made (and performed on Raindance).

Rob Savage's Horror HOST is now playing commercially in theaters and online around the world. He even got a 3-picture deal with Blumhouse based on this lockdown experiment!

26 workplaces during COVID

It is a great exercise to analyze what type of work you are looking for. Then you need to prepare your resume. Don't forget to clean up your social media too! Businesses these days often check your social profiles before reading your resume

These are 27 places to look for film work during COVID:

Arts Hub is an ongoing database of jobs and events in the art world. Articles with career news and advice are also published regularly.

Art jobs: A range of employment opportunities in the arts and culture

BBC careerThe Beeb always stops. Experience is of course required for the high-end jobs, but they also offer paid work experience and apprenticeships.

The British Council The British Council's film site has news, events and festivals to help you make your career choices.

transmission publishes industry news and provides information on jobs, freelance work, and the latest technology. It has links to ITV, BBC and channels 4 and 5.

Craigslist Despite its seedy reputation, Craigslist has a ton of independent film-related posts here with good, real people and cool projects. Just don't get lost in the antiques department or in the fascinating depths of the page of missed connections.

Creative access: Creative vacancies from paid interns to full-time

Creative E.England Formerly known as South West Screen, this website provides databases, funding, career lists, film festivals and general information for the South West of England.

Facebook opened the job search function in 2012. Here you will find job advertisements. Many top companies use Facebook to advertise their vacancies.

Film4, 4Talent and 4Jobs (Channel 4) Kanal 4 offers a number of routes into the film and broadcast industries. Film4 is specifically the film industry, but 4Talent and 4Jobs are fantastic portals for work experience, apprenticeships and full-time careers in film and journalism.

Freelance video collective A film, TV and video network based in the UK. It's full of graduates and freelancers applying or posting résumés on our website (it's all free!).

Gumtree Another "everything" site like Craigslist. You can find everything from cheap film equipment to a desperate director looking for someone like you!

Independent cinema office: Britain's national organization in support of independent cinemas, film festivals and exhibitors of all kinds

KFTV is a great international search engine and forum hub for finding other creatives, equipment rentals, prep and post-production services, broadcast facilities, and anything else you can think of.

The knowloedge is a database of over 20,000 manufacturing suppliers in and outside the UK. No registration is required, but when you do, you will receive freebies!

Start movies (Film Distributors & # 39; Association) if you are looking for knowledge of more business-oriented aspects of film and include job vacancies. Great place to find work. Said Nuff.

Mandy One of the most important job postings for the media. Check it out for all of your cast and crew needs.

POP: A great place to look for work on film sets in front of and behind the camera.

Production center This hub allows you to create and explore profiles, whether you're looking to improve your production skills or find people to work on your own project.

RadarMusic: In the film AND in the music industry? This site is perfect for getting a directorial appearance on a music video. This website primarily provides movie news and new release reviews, but also provides a job hub for the film industry.

ScreenSkills offers a lot of advice for those who want to start in the (creative media) industry, as well as a wide range of employment opportunities and learning courses.

Shoot people Founded by a group of independent filmmakers, this website has links for cast and crew, funding, scripts, and more. They're also running a short film competition that could get your career off to a great start.

UK Screen Alliance The UK Screen Alliance is a nationwide resource for your post production needs. The job hub offers various job offers in the field of film and television as well as events and training courses. Siubhan Richmonds really useful website. Don't know who Siubhan Richmond is? You will soon enough. Along with great advice on everything from pitching to running to acting, this website has a useful links page with career portals and more for all of the big names on TV.

The White Paper is a huge database / directory for all of your film industry needs. Use it to search for employers or employees, or register yourself.


Getting the work in the creative often depends on two simple things:

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