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Is anyone working? I’m in nyc and things are bleak. I’m not booked and no one I know is either. For context usually I stay very busy.

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CMV: Insisting on a project fee over a day rate screams “I refuse to accept the responsibility of putting boundaries on my client”

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Hey all. What’s the vibe in the boutique post house world in terms of looming recession, economy, etc. I have not been hearing much slow down or anxiety which is surprising. Most curious about NYC mar… more

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hi all — looking for a motion graphics editor for a small project in the next couple weeks. client is a transportation trade association, they get 2 rounds of edits. please DM me if you’re interested … more

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I am soooo slow right now… nyc. How’s everyone else doing. I’m getting a little nervous about this economy and seeing a lot of layoffs in other bowls 😣

I’ve been at a post house for the past 4 years (NYC), and an agency for 4 years prior to that. I’ve hit a wall at my company so I’m seriously considering jumping to freelance at the start of 2023. I’m… more

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I’m new to freelancing, at a senior level and in NYC. Can anyone give me a range of what day rate would be appropriate to charge? Thank you!!

I’m about to start applying for editor jobs (preferably at post houses) and I’m wondering what the interview process is like. Is it more of a ”they look at your resume and website and hire you if they… more

Anybody familiar with what freelance editors’ dayrates are in London these days?

Hi Editors!
What did your transition from AE to editor look like?

5 months ago I joined an advertising post house as a full-time AE. Through the support of a lead editor at the compan… more

Looking for advice. I’m a FT editor at a big nyc agency with a few top tier pieces on the reel. Hoping to connect with EPs / producers / editors with more industry knowledge who could chat about what … more

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Venting. Got hired on FT at a large in-house in NY. Every project I have been assigned to is due immediately, already late, and has no direction. Every project is supremely animation heavy with some h… more

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Looking for some help on how to charge a creative fee at a top tier post house. Taking a client to work at a post house because the job is intense and needs lots of hand holding. So how much do I char… more

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Anyone do half days?

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What are some mid-level commercial edit shops with a good reputation? Ones that do good work but not necessarily big budget/super high end? Hopefully NY based? Tyia

Not to be bleak but does our professional have a high suicide rate?

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Tips for getting into a post house? Who should I be networking with? Thanks.

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Curious what comp package and terms it’d take for successful 5+ YOE freelancers to consider staff? Please also leave your YOE w response.

Are y’all raising rates to account for inflation? Am I stupid if I haven’t yet?

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Hi friends, any agency editors gone from editing in house to art or creative directing? If so, how? I love editing, but I see myself in a more conceptual role down the road. Thanks for any insights y’… more

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Do any freelance editors have a portable sit/stand desk solution they like? Many offices don’t offer raising desks.

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Why do production companies always lowball editor rates?

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Can anyone explain how it works getting paid at a post production facility with editors on roster ? (trim / final cut / Whitehouse post) what's the range of salary typically ?

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Looking for advice on a new monitor for my at home work setup. I’ve got a new M1 Mac MacBook Pro coming soon, and I am replacing my 2015 iMac, so I am in need of a monitor, and I have never purchased… more

If a project you cut earns awards (i.e. in the film category) that are not specifically editing craft awards, do you include them on your resume?

Anyone have rate advice for a stint in reality? Non-union, web and streaming platforms, day rate. I do expect it to be lower than advertising rates but need a number to come at them with.

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I’m looking for a creative mentor. Specific with video editing in premiere pro. Pretty beginner but have been practicing with a few different videos. Hoping to shift gears in my career but need help.

Is anyone here a movie trailer editor? I’m looking looking for some relative input regarding what experienced, senior editors typically make in the film advertising industry.

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Fellow editors, I’m leaving somewhere where I’ve been in-house for 5 years, and was in-house 2 other place before that. I’m realizing that while I’m excellent at my craft, I’m not an excellent freelan… more

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Are ad agencies typically signatories of Local 700 Agreements?

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I know not many of you are Union, but have you heard anything about a potential IATSE strike?

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After 18 months I'm working in person with clients today. Not my idea, this job booked 4 weeks ago, and I think next time I'm gonna push back. I probably won't feel comfortable until my ki… more

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Looking for mid-level editors (with some motion skills as well) to join our team at R/GA Studios. Hit me up if you are interested.

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Is the AE role dying for ad work? I have trouble finding a qualified AE and very few advertise themselves that way, all are editors who will do it if they have to.

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EDITORS.. do you find that you work weekends on EVERY SINGLE JOB when your cutting for the first screening? No matter what the job is like, no matter how complicated or not, no matter the ship date, I… more

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Are post-houses ramping back to in-person? I’m freelance and so far have had a couple in-person sessions but everything else has still been remote. I’m in NYC.

How are people feeling about the possibility of returning to in-person work? Do you think it will be a hybrid of sometimes wfh / some in person sessions? Even with vaccines ramping up I’m still findin… more

For those of you that are freelancers - do you run into this issue constantly of people asking for holds without telling you what the project is? I don’t even know how to approach this because if I re… more

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Pereira O’Dell in SF is looking to hire an editor. If anyone’s interested, I’d be happy to pass along a reel.

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