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  • Mon, Mar 16 2020 10:27 PM

    • Lars G
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    Remote Work for a freelancer

    With the Corona looming around, the question about working from home is coming up. I've been pushing for remote work for a while now and it seems that this situation have really brought this to light.

    So far I've been at the mercy of solutions that production companies have for getting my hands on the material (Google Drive, Dropbox, wetransfer) but most of the time they don't know what they are doing and things go haywire pretty quickly.

    As a one-man-show I need to be able to offer such an easy solution for production companies that all they have to do is to plug in a drive and start uploading material. I have to be able to take most of the workload from "check the gate" through to delivery and that includes all the editing, and most of color-correction, music editing, audio, motion graphics, vfx. I usually have to use a combination of Avid, DaVinci Resolve, Premiere and After Effects before sending it off. 

    Have anyone else done a complete post-production pipeline for a single-user freelancer that didn't cost an arm and a leg and proved to be easy for everybody involved?

     

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  • Mon, Mar 16 2020 10:42 PM In reply to

    Re: Remote Work for a freelancer

    There is no easy answer and as you have found budget solutions just don't deliver.

    Getting a fast reliable uncontented line to your home isn't cheap and without that you need a large amount of cloud space.

    Uploading rushes at full res by client will always be difficult. Most production companies have modest internet connections. Try uploading a few TB of media and you soon see the limiations. 

     

    Unless you set up your own secure hosting solution at home then that client media needs to go to a cloud space and then you need to either download the full res (ouch) or use the cloud provider to transcode for you and you download the offline res.

    Then just download the full res for the conform of whats needed.

    Nonoe of this is cheap but then remote facilities shouldn't and can't be cheap. Think what the client is saving not using a full blown post house. 

    In this environment remote working should command a premium because you can actually do the work.

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  • Tue, Mar 17 2020 12:14 PM In reply to

    • pierreh
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    Re: Remote Work for a freelancer

    Talking about this, I was wondering what are the options for screen sharing. There are times when I need to work with the director, trying things in real time, so I'd like to be able to show him my monitor output. TeamViewer doesn't send sound, so that's out. Could skype/facetime and point the camera at the monitor, but it's not ideal even with a pretty good internet connexion. Any suggestions?

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  • Tue, Mar 17 2020 12:40 PM In reply to

    Re: Remote Work for a freelancer

    pierreh:
    Talking about this, I was wondering what are the options for screen sharing.

     

    The two things I have been looking at:

    https://sofimarshall.com/real-time-remote-editing/   (essentially using BMD Web Presenter as a streamer into Zoom).

    and Evercast:

    https://www.provideocoalition.com/aotc-barton/  (a recording of a live video demo is halfway throught the interview)

    I'm not sure but I think Evercast boils down to about 250USD/wk for a 'room'.

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  • Tue, Mar 17 2020 3:00 PM In reply to

    • pierreh
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    Re: Remote Work for a freelancer

    Evercast seems out of my range as the producers won't be able to support. But BMD Web Presenter sounds like a neat option.

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  • Fri, Mar 20 2020 4:17 PM In reply to

    Re: Remote Work for a freelancer

    I've been looking at solutions as well...

    Evercast seems to be the better solution, they will charge you 600 rate if you are a freelancer. They used to offer a free week trial but that seems to be gone after the Corona situation. Also, as Sofi's solution, you need to buy loopback as well.

    Bebop is great, seems to be developing a 48h trial but costs some.

    Sofi Marshal's article might be a good solution as well. Not as neat as Evercast with the several screen streaming but for freelancers, it's the same rez 720p. Requires some up front investment.

    It's nuts that after 10 years none came up with something like Apple's IChat theater.

    Cheers,

    Ed.

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  • Fri, Mar 20 2020 4:35 PM In reply to

    Re: Remote Work for a freelancer

    Job ter Burg:
    https://www.provideocoalition.com/aotc-barton/  (a recording of a live video demo is halfway throught the interview)

    Job, your clock/leader is kicking again!

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  • Fri, Mar 20 2020 5:39 PM In reply to

    Re: Remote Work for a freelancer

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