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Old 11-07-2017, 09:04 AM   #1
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Became a pro film maker

So.... I took the plunge and became a professional film maker. This is now how I earn my living, pay the bills and if I starve to death, it'll be my fault for doing something so completely insane.

My first corporate vid (branded content) is now on a website: www.HotSquash.com - This is womens clothing which heats up when it gets cold and cools down when it gets hot. I'd ask you to take a look, especially because I believe it is possible to make money shooting short films and that's what's on there.

Thanks to everyone who encouraged me (and boo sucks to anyone who didn't!)

There is a lot of rubbish advice: e.g. You can't make money out of short films. Well, I am making money out of short films which were a route to shooting branded content for fashion and technology companies.

And thanks again to everyone who encouraged me. Unless I starve to death in which case it was the wrong decision...
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Congratulations! Life is too damn short - I wish you all the best and I'm sure you'll figure out a way to keep eating
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Old 11-07-2017, 09:25 AM   #3
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Old 11-07-2017, 09:25 AM   #4
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Congratulations! Life is too damn short - I wish you all the best and I'm sure you'll figure out a way to keep eating
Thanks! And you're definitely one of those who encouraged me! Really appreciate it (unless I starve to death...) But do have a look at the vid on www.HotSquash.com It's a little clunky at the end but the concept is OK.
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Old 11-07-2017, 09:32 AM   #5
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But do have a look at the vid on www.HotSquash.com
I did! I like it a lot - it's both funny and relatable.

You can make the next version in a family setting - as an example:
My dad was on coumadin (a blood thinner) for decades, which meant he was always cold and cranked the thermastat. My mom was always too warm. After he died last year, I noticed that it's now 10 degrees cooler in the house. Mom just smiled when I mentioned it - she misses him terribly but likes having temperature control.

I see some black comedy potential in that - just thank me when you get your award(s)
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Old 11-07-2017, 12:15 PM   #6
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Great vid! And do your thing man. Branded content is hot right now.
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Old 11-07-2017, 01:49 PM   #7
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Great!
Congrats!
And starving is impossible: there are plenty of people dying to get great videos in exchange for a sandwich? (But those are greedy people )

There is indeed no or hardly any direct revenue to be made from shorts, but the indirect route towards paid branded content can be indeed very profitable.

@Mara:
lol, me and my girlfriend are like that: her favorite temperate is way too low :p
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Old 11-14-2017, 02:19 AM   #8
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I will live vicariously through you.

Congratulations!*


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Old 11-14-2017, 10:54 AM   #9
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Hope its still going well

I think I encouraged you? So... er... yay? Unless I didn't. Then boo me.

Seriously though, well done.
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Old 11-17-2017, 03:27 PM   #10
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Laxatives?! haha Nice job
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