In a recent statement from the Creators' Rights Alliance (CRA), a united voice for creators made up of organisations representing creators in the U.K, passionately explained that we need to be careful about the potential damage and risk this new era of AI could cause to our creative industries.
‘Ello ello, you fabulous freelancers. So, tell me…how’s January 2023 been then? This sodding month can go either way... Has it been a case of smack back to reality and all systems go? Or has the freelance ocean been pretty calm, giving you the opportunity to sail at your own pace — where you can make use of the quiet time to plan out the year ahead before the storm eventually hits?
I love irony. I love how one second she's beautiful, then the next she’s telling, then all of sudden…she’s downright evil. In my last piece, there I was, taking my sweet time writing a very satisfying bit of content all about the concept of us creatives taking our sweet time — and for good reason. Then irony struck. I guess I pissed her off.
At the 2006 San Diego Comic Con, Hollywood directors Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino responded to a wonderful question by a young, independent filmmaker who was very concerned about the then state of the marketplace—and if he had any shot of being successful following the same route the aforementioned movie moguls did when they were in his position.
Seemingly out of nowhere, Zoom became a staple part of life. Especially during lockdown, it was the only way to connect with others face-to-face (...ish). All of a sudden, everything from work meetings, to birthday parties, to exercise classes, and even house viewings were all happening via video call. There were of course the usual players - Skype, Microsoft Teams and Google Meet, but it was Zoom that really caught on. Certainly at first, it was a blessing - a portal that helped facilitate connections in a desperately strange time. It meant many were able to carry out a form of 'business as usual'.
Cinemagraphs are widely used in the advertising and fashion industries as this format brings your pictures to life. Just like the moving images from Harry Potter’s newspapers, a cinemagraph is a still image edited to include a short looping animation but how do cinemagraphs for business help you?
When we read about an App that claims to increase freelancer's chances of getting paid on time by 80%, we were sceptical. Anything that can combat the nightmare of chasing clients is worth investigating so we got in touch with Ivo Weevers, Director of Albert, a new invoicing app aimed at freelancers, to ask how they're doing it. Here's what we found out.
Freelancer App knowledge 101. You're never alone when you've got your phone! Apps. They're supposed to save us time, bring us pleasure, feed the cat (okay, not the last one) but with so much choice freelancers must decide what's worth a download. We've done the hard work for you to find the top 5 Freelancer Apps out now.