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I am a freelance director that does real people doc style commercials. I would like to connect with commercial production companies in the west coast. Any recommendations?


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How can I pivot from working as an ad agency art director to a commercial director/DP? I’m trying to get on as much commercial production experience as possible in my current role to build up experien… more


Anyone have lines on directing gigs (comedy or otherwise)? I'm finishing a long-term job and looking to next year. I've won several awards for sorry films I've made, have creative producin… more


Question for directors: how often do you not get a copy of the footage when you work on a project? Ever? Or is this common? Thanks!


Looking for a lifestyle Photographer in Florida. Any recommendations?


Hi - Are have all productions halted during this time or do you know of anyone still shooting?


What are you folks using to share demo reels? And share project files for approvals? We have used media silo but now it is shift and expensive. Looking at Vimeo? Thoughts? Thanks!


Miles Jay at Smuggler is the best commercial director working right now. Just sayin. Dude has the talent to pull a Ridley Scott.

Any Advice for an agency creative that wants to transition into film (directing) eventually?

Looking for food/tabletop directors. Looking for something interesting. Anyone stand out?

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Looking for a director with musician interviews on their reel for a non-union shoot. Ideally LA based but not required. Thanks!


Looking for a reasonably priced sound studio in Manhattan (record, mix, good facility with light sound design).Also - any local agents who rep good v/o talent (union and non)? Double bonus thanks!

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Looking for a rep who’s taking on new DPs. Not looking to hire a DP, just looking to recommend a rep to a DP friend. TIA

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Any idea how much to charge for a 1 min video for gofundme page? Its for a nonprofit that is starting out. Its basically an interview and someone telling his story to camera,

Some great commercial DPs to keep in mind?

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Does anyone have suggestions for a talented DP who’s looking to get repped but having a hard time getting responses?


Directors, a friend of mine is working on his reel, trying to get on a production company roster, ideally in San Francisco. Any suggestions or tips?


Any advice on where to repair Cannon lenses in LA? (aside from Sammy's & Cannon repair center)

Hi - What is gimball system do you recommend for an A7 III dslr ? My budget is like 600.00 -

How directors gets paid when they are working for a production company. By salary or project? Both?


Help! I need a sound engineer or someone that knows how to record audio for an interview for a personal project for this upcoming Saturday. The shoot will be in Schaumburg, IL around 6 pm for 3-4 hrs

I’m planning to shoot a professional MMA fighter nov 10&11. The idea is to make an interview/documentary no longer than 2 minutes and shoot cinematic b-rolls of him training.

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