I'm doing something a little different today and sharing how I record and edit videos for Instagram and YouTube. I've gotten a few requests and wanted to show you my setup in case it would help you record fine art videos for your Instagram, YouTube, Periscope and more. Check out the video at the bottom for a demo of the tripod and an overview of my setup; otherwise all of the important info is below!
It’s important for anyone who creates original work to know the basics of copyright law in the United States (check out your county’s individual laws if you’re from outside of the United States). You’ve taken the time to create something unique and original and you don’t want others to just take your work and profit off of it without your permission, right? Of course not! So let’s learn the about copyright law for creatives now, so we can all keep our work protected.
Stay accountable to yourself by keeping track of your progress. Download and print my free 2015 calendar and use it however you'd like! The hand-lettered, minimalist calendar extends until the end of 2016.
If you're a designer, there's always room for you to improve. It doesn't matter if you work at an agency, if you work for yourself, or if you are somewhere in between; developing your skills and taste as a designer is important to maintain your value. Always be growing! Giving and getting feedback can be awkward or painful. Here are tips for giving and getting feedback on your creative work.
There are a couple of things to consider when charging your clients for creative work with deliverables, whether it's digital or products for an event like a wedding, etc. You need to think about how much your competitors charge, how much income you need (and whether you need to live off that income or if it's extra), your level of expertise, and how much value you're providing to the client. I'll walk you through all of this, plus you can download free worksheets to help you give a good quote to your clients.