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Freelancing Tips from Sound Designer Cheryl Ottenritter – ON THE GO – Episode 69

By Fabian Chaundy

Cheryl Ottenritter

In this final part of our conversation with sound designer Cheryl Ottenritter, we discuss how to take your next steps as a freelancer.

The freelancer’s life can be tough, as the uncertainty of going from job to job can soon become a bit of a hamster wheel. However, as you gain experience and start collecting a number of regular clients, maintaining a healthy and long-lasting relationship with them soon becomes more important that landing particular individual jobs.

We touch on the importance of having a network of trusted friends and colleagues who you can send in your stead when you are sick or double-booked. It often happens that freelancers covet their work, and are afraid to allow other people in. However, by recruiting the help of collaborative partners, not only are you expanding your potential amount of work, you are also making sure your client base is being properly looked after.

Of course, this maintaining of relationships may in some cases mean making small sacrifices – such as discounts under certain circumstances – for the sake of cultivating the path to more work in the future. As Cheryl says, it is important to set the ground rules early on to guarantee a happy client relationship.

Cheryl also tells us about her future plans for her audio post shop Ott House Audio, and how she plans on doing more work with 360 audio and Dolby Atmos.

It has been a fascinating talk with Cheryl Ottenritter, and we hope to see her again very soon on cinema5D ON THE GO!

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The latest from Blackmagic Design at IBC 2017 [video]

By noreply@redsharknews.com (RedShark News Staff)

The new Ultimatte 12 is ready for the new generation

RedShark at IBC 2017: One of the latest acquisitions by Blackmagic Design is the Ultimatte keying system, and it has now had a major overhaul to enable it to cater for the latest generation of technologies.

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    DaVinci Resolve 14 released

    By noreply@redsharknews.com (Ned Soltz)

    It just gets better and better, DaVinci Resolve 14

    After its NAB 2017 announcement and nine public beta drops, Blackmagic Design has released DaVinci Resolve 14 and DaVinci Resolve Studio 14.

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      Big Red Ad Campaign Completed with URSA Mini Pro and DaVinci Resolve Studio

      By Kenna Luguri

      Fremont, CA

      Blackmagic Design today announced that its URSA Mini Pro digital film camera was used by video production company Ice Cream Entertainment LLC to shoot an ad campaign for Big Red soda. DaVinci Resolve Studio was also used to edit, grade and finish the spots by brothers Andrew and Nate Garcia, who…

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      Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 14 is Now Shipping

      By Kenna Luguri

      Fremont, CA

      Blackmagic Design today announced that the final release of DaVinci Resolve 14, its professional editing, color correction and digital audio software, is now available for download from the Blackmagic Design website.

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      FilmConvert Color Up Competition Returns for 2017

      By Ollie Kenchington

      FilmConvert Color Up Competition

      FilmConvert, the New Zealand based film stock emulation plugin maker, has announced the return of its ‘Color Up’ competition.

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      For the third year running, entries are open for the FilmConvert Color Up Competition and, as in previous years, it will be split in to the following categories:

      • Creative (fictional)
      • Documentary (non-fiction)
      • Music
      • Video Wedding
      • Commercial/Corporate
      • Non-Narrative (visual)

      The winners will be picked by a judge assigned to each category on November 20th. There is also a ‘People’s Choice Award’ for which voting starts on October 23rd. This year’s judges are Philip Bloom, James Tonkin, Kelsey Brannan (aka Premiere Gal), Carys Kaiser, Henry Martens and Tom Antos. Prizes includes products from the competition sponsors, among which are Blackmagic Design, Rode, FilmStro, Rhino, Premiere Gal, Kyno and more.

      All the judges helped kick start the competition with a live webinar last Thursday. You can see the recording of the live stream here on YouTube, or on the FilmConvert website.

      You have until October 9th to submit your entries, and you can find out the winners of this third annual FilmConvert Color Up Competition on November 20th.

      Are you planning on submitting an entry to this competition, or do you think there are too many film competitions these days? Tell us in the comments below.

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