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Poll: How busy was your 2009 (488 member(s) have cast votes)

How busy was your 2009

  1. Same as always. (103 votes [21.06%])

    Percentage of vote: 21.06%

  2. Voted Slower than usual. (104 votes [21.27%])

    Percentage of vote: 21.27%

  3. Really slow. (75 votes [15.34%])

    Percentage of vote: 15.34%

  4. Scary slow. (47 votes [9.61%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.61%

  5. Busier than usual. (160 votes [32.72%])

    Percentage of vote: 32.72%

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#1 Tim Tyler

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Posted 11 December 2009 - 09:15 PM

No need to add a comment, but use the poll.
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#2 Jonathan Bowerbank

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Posted 11 December 2009 - 11:11 PM

It's really been "Same as Always", but I put "Slower than usual" because the rates have been dropping, and the hold->cancelled dance has been occurring a lot more.
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#3 Tom Klein

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Posted 12 December 2009 - 12:19 AM

Hi,

I have used negative psychology, I have increased my rates, and can now focus more on producing better product, but less of it, work is now more enjoyable and more profitable, and less of it.
I let the bargain hunters go to my opposition, they can work themselves into the ground for little return / profit if they like.

above all, you have to supply a great product at a reasonable cost to the client/s.
Solid state capture (P2) has also been a huge bonus to our overall workflow.
Cheers
Tom K
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#4 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 12 December 2009 - 02:03 AM

I went slower than usual as, while I was getting more jobs... a lot more of them, as mentioned by Jonathan, did the hold/canceled, let's see how Q1 '10 is....
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#5 Vedran Rapo

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Posted 12 December 2009 - 05:22 AM

really slow, Croatia is a very small industry. On the first call of economy crises the firs thing that was cut out was ... you guess ... funding of movies :)

Except that, it was great :))
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#6 Bob Yarwood

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Posted 12 December 2009 - 06:31 AM

I was busy on my new project, at www.virtualspace.org.uk
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#7 Simon J Miller

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Posted 12 December 2009 - 06:49 AM

With the introduction of the RED One and a newly found DIT in the form of the lovely Janelle feature after feature after pormo after promo after Ad after Ad - tkaen on three new recruits and awaiting Red 3D with drooling and dribblement :o

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#8 Zaki Shaban

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Posted 12 December 2009 - 07:13 AM

Actually 2009 had a lot of changes on my business and it seems better than last year
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#9 David Desio

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Posted 12 December 2009 - 07:40 AM

I was busier than last year, but this was as a salaried guy. The crew that I hire on for shoots seem to mostly be saying how scary it is right now.
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#10 Martin Walsh

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Posted 12 December 2009 - 08:42 AM

As a Senior Art Director in Advertising, I've shot 8 live action spots, plus three animated graphics spots. This in addition to the usual other ad work. So I'm very grateful for being worked a lot this year. Unlike a lot of agencies, two of my main accounts were "Mutual" companies (customer owned versus public stock type), so they did not suffer the serious stock market losses. They were smart and kept a good business sense along with the same budgets for work.
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#11 Perrone Ford

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Posted 12 December 2009 - 09:26 AM

My business is government, and it seems like government has discovered the power of video. We went HD end to end in mid 2008. But hadn't really gotten a chance to showcase it. Now, since people have seen the HD work, I'm getting more and more. I ended up shooting nearly twice as much in 2009 as 2008.

Next year looks even busier. Just got a request to prepare for a bi-weekly podcast for 2010, and I have a multi-part historical series to shoot in 2010 as well. Local PBS is already interested. Creatively, I've been approached about being gaffer for one movie, perhaps 2, as well as assisting post. And I have a couple of spec commercials in the pipeline for 2010 as well.
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#12 Jonathan Tait

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Posted 12 December 2009 - 10:54 AM

It is my first year as a freelance videographer, January to August I has constant work, but with the SABC chaos, from July the bookings tapered off real quick leading to a couple of small shoots per month till this month. It seems to be picking up as I have been booked up till the end of Feb now and a few good contracts have found their way to me!

All the best to everyone for 2010 !!
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#13 Daniel Miranda

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Posted 12 December 2009 - 11:03 AM

Well here in Chile, this year was scary slow, a lot of hold/cancel, and the rates are going down, and a lot of 2 in 1, i mean, DITs working as focus puller.
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#14 tim keating

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Posted 12 December 2009 - 11:03 AM

Slower here in Washington. Lots of small jobs, quanity over quality. Everyone waits till the last minute.
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#15 andrew kurchinski

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Posted 12 December 2009 - 11:34 AM

Started out slow but then picked up extremely fast!

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#16 michael abraham

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Posted 12 December 2009 - 11:59 AM

I have been really busy.Something is going to change.
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#17 Steven Parker

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Posted 12 December 2009 - 11:59 AM

same as usual, but alas - no film this year, all digital
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#18 michael brierley

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Posted 12 December 2009 - 12:19 PM

Shot one feature film, but it has been really slow on the commercials side- but living in Dubai, this is hardly surprising.

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#19 Josh Morton

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Posted 12 December 2009 - 12:28 PM

Lost four IA clients: KCET, KTLA, Dr.Phil, ET. Gained private and industrial clients.
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#20 Glen Alexander

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Posted 12 December 2009 - 01:20 PM

I did 60+ drawings, 30+ paintings, 1 short film, 2 new feature length scripts, 8 new songs, and 2 patentable inventions.
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