Job Ops In Indieland (pt. 7): Start The Indie Film Promotional Army

The "build it and they will come" opportunities long ago fell off the individual films, but they are there when it comes to the infrastructure. The whole system of how we bring work to the community needs to be built to take advantage of the world as it is now, not how it was before. The fact that no one is doing it yet is a splendid opportunity to set yourself up to work in the field you love the most.

Some Job Opportunities in Indie Film with Ted Hope (part 7) from Hope for Film on Vimeo.

Watch the six prior parts of Some Job Opportunities In Indie Film here: Part One, Part Two, Part Three, Part Four, Part Five, & Part Six. Thanks again to Chris Stetson for shooting, editing, posting this.

Job Ops In IndieLand (pt.6): Move Beyond A Single Product

Most industries and practices get stuck in a rut of doing things the way they've always been done.  The film world is a stellar example of this phenomenon.  Most practices are designed around the way the world used to be, not how it is now.  The film world and it's economy used to be based around scarcity, but now we live in a world of abundance.  Adapting to this change will bring new opportunities.  The first step is acknowledging that change.

Some Job Opportunities in Indie Film with Ted Hope (part 6) from Hope for Film on Vimeo.

If you missed the prior posts on Job Opportunities in Indie Film, watch them here: Part One, Part Two, Part Three, Part Four, Part Five, Part Seven.

Special thanks to Chris Stetson for shooting, editing, and posting this.

Job Ops In IndieLand (pt5): Introduction To TopSpin

I gave a seminar for our interns a while back on where I saw current job opportunities in Indie Film.  One of our former interns, Chris Stetson, shot and cut it up into digestible morsels for your consumption.  We've been posting them here throughout the year here. If you are a regular reader of this blog then you are probably aware of the hope I have for the Top Spin suite of Creator to Community (aka Direct To Fan) tools to help usher in the Era of the Artist Entrepreneur.  Eddie Burns just utilized their tools for all such work on "Nice Guy Johnny".

By now, I hope that working with the Top Spin suite is second nature to any film school grad and all festival circuit films have integrated their tools into their website.  Granted I still haven't, but I think that is just because I am old and slow to pick up on things.

My first exposure to Top Spin was via David Byrne and Brian Eno, and I touch upon that in the video below.

Some Job Opportunities in Indie Film with Ted Hope (part 5) from Hope for Film on Vimeo.

Seminar vids part 5 from Hope for Film on Vimeo.

Check out the other parts of "Some Job Opportunities In Indie Film" here:

Part One, Part Two, Part Three, Part Four.

Thanks again to Chris Stetson for shooting, editing, posting this.

Some Further Job Opps In Indie Film (part two)

Part two about where the new jobs may come from...

Some Job Opportunities in Independent Film with Ted Hope (part 2) from Hope for Film on Vimeo.

If you missed Part One, you can watch it here.

And if you want to get ahead to Parts Three, Four, Five, Six, Seven, & Eight, g'head.

Special thanks to Chris Stetson for shooting, editing, & posting this.