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  • US$100 hourly
    ✭✭✭✭✭ “Jonathan is a total pro.” ✭✭✭✭✭ “Took our film to another level!” ✭✭✭✭✭ “Outstanding!” ✅ Top Rated Plus, Upwork certified, award winning Film Editor and Filmmaker ✅ Trusted by Ford, Virgin, Phillips, J & J ✅ I specialise in marketing films, explainer films, ads, feature films and short films ✅ Masters Degree in Film Production So what makes me different? 🎬 Anyone can edit. But not everyone can tell a great story. 🎬 Whilst you are my client, I am not afraid to offer an opinion. 🎬 I want your film to be the best and will treat it like my own. 🎬 Reliable, organised and I deliver ahead of schedule. From a feature film to a marketing film, I like to think of your content in a way that can engage and even move your audience. If structured well, your content can be the most powerful sales tool you have. I like to call myself a Video Strategist. I will also help you get unstuck in your business and find out how the right video can help you make more money. With over 20 years experience in film production, I can write, produce and edit your film, corporate video or project. I am a passionate filmmaker and I care about your project and making great content. After all... it reflects on me if I do not. I have made feature films for the cinema, corporate films, commercials, social media ads and much more. Other post production services include: ✅ 4K videography ✅ voice over ✅ 2D animation ✅ motion graphics ✅ Post production/audio services ✅ Full editing services ✅ Explainer videos, marketing videos, facebook/instgram/YouTube/social content video ads, crowdfunding videos, interviews and film shoots ✅ VFX including rotoscoping and skin smoothing Equipment I use: ✅ Adobe Premiere Pro ✅ Adobe Creative Cloud Suite (Photoshop/audition, After Effects) ✅Hardware: 24 core AMD Threadripper for 4k editing with a 49" widescreen monitor ✅Boris FX suite (Mocha Pro, Continuum, Sapphire) Get in touch today and let's have a chat.
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    Video Intro & Outro
    Explainer Video
    Digital Marketing
    Voice-Over
    Audio Post Production
    Film Editing
    Visual Effects
    Digital Video
    Streaming Graphics Design
    Video Commercial
    Videography
    Motion Graphics
    Adobe Premiere Pro
  • US$60 hourly
    ★★★★★ "Wonderful to work with! Extremely responsive and willing to make things perfect!" Let me help you create a creative business or artistic career that works for your life and artistic goals! I advise creatives such as filmmakers and photographers like myself, who are thinking of starting their own businesses, who struggle as artists, or whose businesses are not performing. I support you in your creative endeavours: What do you want to say as an artist? How compelling is the project you are working on? How do you bring it in front of an audience? How can you find your unique voice? I help you uncover your life vision, and advise you on how you can translate this into a viable business and/or creative career that is both fulfilling and financially secure. For this, I look at all key aspects of owning a small business: Leadership, Marketing, Finance, Team Management, Lead Generation & Conversion, and Fulfilment. I help you automate this business as much as possible so that if you wish to step back from it in the future or sell it, you will be better equipped to do so. Having been at the intersection of business and art for most of my adult life, I have found my purpose is being both financially secure and having enough free time to pursue my creative endeavours. This is what I want to pass on to you. The notion of the starving artist is outdated. Financial security releases so much creative energy! In the last seven years, I have directed two award-winning feature documentaries, a short film that aired on national TV and worked on a handful of amazing film projects in various capacities, from homemade no-budget ones to multimillion-dollar affairs like 'Ronaldinho: The Happiest Man in the World', now airing on FIFA+ or "The World From Above" on Amazon Prime. All this, while owning a successful photography business, being a film university mentor for postgraduate students and freelancing so I can pursue filmmaking on my own artistic terms. I have found a lot of joy in this way of life and want to pass on the knowledge of how I got there. I will be honest but approach your situation with kindness and empathy. I help with: -Creating a roadmap for business, creative and personal growth -Assessing your current business and creative plans -Keeping track of personal and professional goals -Finding your voice as an artist -Providing tailored strategic guidance and support to reach your objectives -Discussing and validating business ideas and ideas for creative artefacts -Providing clarity -Being an accountability partner -Helping you get unstuck -Time management -Setting priorities, goals, and action plans -Writing business plans, and pitch decks for (film) grants and government programmes -Growing and scaling your existing business -Optimising your business performance -Creating structures to automate the business -Identifying strengths, weaknesses, and areas for improvement -Assisting in building a strong organisational structure, refining business processes, and implementing best practices -Offering advice and support on all key business aspects: Leadership, Marketing, Finance, Team Management, Lead Generation & Conversion, and Fulfilment Disclaimers: 1) There is a lot of crossover in what I do: I am an advisor (passing on my knowledge), a consultant (doing the strategic work you are struggling with), a mentor (a creative sounding board and industry expert) and some aspects of what I do are coaching-related (I ask the tough questions to help you gain insights). While I have two Master’s degrees in Business Management and Filmmaking, I am not an accredited coach. This is why I am calling myself an advisor since I am helping you with an experience you are currently confronting by giving advice based on my professional and personal expertise with similar situations from my own past. 2) In my own journey, I have freelanced on Upwork since 2018 and have tried out a great number of filmmaking-related jobs, mostly editing and subtitling. Some were successful long-term clients, others were single gigs. I have found the best fit for me was (film) consulting and advising people on their creative work and life. I mention this in case you are wondering why my "completed jobs" profile is populated by more technical jobs. My "in progress" jobs are starting to better reflect my status.
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    Screenplay Treatment
    Pitch Deck
    Teaching
    Creative Direction
    Creative Strategy
    Arts & Entertainment
    Business Planning & Strategy
    Business Process Automation
    Career Coaching
    Career Vision Definition
    Business Consulting
    Business Coaching
    Documentary
    Film Production
  • US$150 hourly
    Member of the Forbes Business Council | +$200M raised | +36,000 features | +80B media impressions I'm an experienced PR specialist with over ten years of experience working alongside names like Stephen Hawking, Keira Knightley, Queen, and the EU Parliament. I've raised over $200M for public & charity client projects—and I'm continuing to build award-winning PR campaigns today with my team, XWECAN. Cumulatively, I've helped my clients gain over 9 million followers on major social media platforms in just the last few years. My team consists of former Disney and United Nations executives; CNN, FT, and Forbes journalists; and creatives who've worked with Whoopi Goldberg, Matthew McConaughey, Kevin Spacey—even US Presidents. We've leveraged our deep trust network to get our clients over 40 billion media impressions in 2022-2023, and would be happy to do the same for you. What I do for my clients is simple: I help them go the extra mile & garner the kind of recognition that money cannot buy, but PR can achieve in an organic, targeted way. If you're interested in making that kind of splash, I'm currently open both to 1-1 consultations and/or a more collaborative, long-term structure through XWECAN. --- A few of my case studies: 1. Co-founded the United Nations' Asteroid Day with Queen’s Dr. Brian May, Apollo 9 astronaut Rusty Schweickart, B612's Danica Remy, and Prof. Stephen Hawking. The International Astronomical Union then renamed an asteroid in my name (the "8664 Grigorijrichters"). The event was covered in 35,000+ news stories and received 50+ billion media impressions. 2. Helped Stephen Sutton MBE’s fundraiser campaign reach 6,000+ news outlets and receive 4+ billion media impressions. 3. Teamed up with Stephen Fry, Alan Cumming, Dame Judi Dench, Nadia Murad, and Dr. Brian May to save 2,000 children from European refugee camps. We then relocated more than two hundred children by coordinating 600+ simultaneous news stories and garnering over 500 million media impressions. For the occasion, I also produced the first-ever music video for Freddie Mercury's classic song "Is this the world we created?" which premiered at the EU Parliament. 4. Secured the inventor of the World Wide Web, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, as a keynote speaker for Fujitsu's first ever Technology Summit. 5. Placed stories about the European Space Agency’s “Hera Mission,” the world’s first-ever asteroid deflection test, in 2,000+ outlets totalling 4+ billion media impressions. More recently, I've also involved myself heavily in blockchain & crypto PR, and consider myself an expert in the space. Some examples: 1. Generated 4.5 million anniversary event attendees for Binance, the world's leading blockchain & cryptocurrency company. 2. Secured over sixty bylined articles in a handful of months for a now-well-known young web3 CEO, making a household name of a crypto newcomer. 3. Built world-class publicity for a new author by getting their first book featured in Newsweek, FOX News, Huffington Post, People, and ABC News. My expertise is varied and wide-ranging. XWECAN is currently working with clients across a variety of industries, including Web3, technology, finance, climate change, food, lifestyle, charity, mental health, pharma, and professional services. I work with big corporations, small businesses, startups, scaleups, entrepreneurs and personal brands. Whatever your size, and whether you're a founder, an author, a therapist, an influencer, or a politician—if it's a cause I believe in, I will help you. Our media networks are especially strong across US (North America), EU (especially Germany), the UK, GCC (especially UAE/Saudi Arabia/Qatar), and Asia. High-profile personalities I've worked with include: QUEEN, US President Clinton, Stephen Hawking, Julian Lennon, Whoopi Goldberg, Jack Black, Brian May, Kevin Spacey, Keira Knightley, Ron Howard, and Peter Gabriel. Lastly, some sizeable firms I've personally worked with include: Vodafone, Fujitsu, Sapien Labs, United Nations, MTV, SONY, Netflix, SpaceX, NASA, ESA, Well Health, Binance, MWC, GoPro, Cannes, Vancouver Film School, Old Vic Theatre, TikTok, Facebook, Google, and YouTube. Thank you for the time! Send me a message out if you'd like to get in touch. All the best. - Grig
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    Website
    Adobe After Effects
    Adobe Photoshop
    Video Production
    Adobe Premiere Pro
    WordPress
    Press Release Submission
    Press Release Writing
    Media Kit
    Influencer Outreach
    Social Media Management
    Marketing Plan
    Marketing
    Social Media Advertising
    Digital Marketing
    Press Distribution
    Media Pitch
    Press Release
    Media Relations
    Public Relations
    Social Media Marketing
  • US$35 hourly
    Award-winning Video Editor and Videographer Why work with me? 1- Highest quality footage incorporating text, images, and logos as needed to create a cohesive final product. 2- Breathing life and turning your video into a well crafted story with "Beginning, Middle, and End" 3- Always exploring modern and fresh techniques, including the use of Sound Effects, Visuals, and VFX 4- Using music to energize the video and evoke emotion from the viewer 5- Exceptional color grading with over +300 LUTs to give your videos the perfect cinematic look. Overall, my editing services are designed to help bring your content to life and showcase it in the best possible light. With a commitment to quality and attention to detail, you can expect a final product that meets your needs and exceeds your expectations.
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    Promotional Video
    Trailer
    Music Video
    Music & Sound Design
    Documentary
    Video Editing
    Cinematography
    Video Production
    Film Editing
    Scriptwriting
    Photography
    Film Production
    Voice-Over
    Videography
  • US$40 hourly
    As a filmmaker, I am great at pre-production, execution, and post-production. My love for film and creation called for me to learn all of the steps that came with it. Specifically Editing. As I learned to edit different types of projects, I quickly fell in love with editing and the thrill of learning how to edit different types of projects according to the client's wants and needs. To date, I am proficient in editing commercials, social media ads, short films, weddings, parties/events, recap videos, fashion films, and even music videos. There is something about taking an idea, raw footage, or materials and turning it all into a cohesive end product that conveys a message, or evokes emotion. I can't wait to showcase my talent here on Upwork and expand my portfolio! My Skillset: 1) Planning - I have always been great at pre-production. Planning and being be prepared for the shoot and any unexpected situations that may arise is the best way to ensure that shoot day goes smoothly and efficiently. 2) Filming - I love taking new locations, concepts, and products and "finding the shot." There is only so much you can do in pre-production to plan for shots. Sometimes while on set, you may stumble upon a unique set of circumstances that were impossible to plan for. For example, once on set, you may be inspired by the natural lighting to capture a shot or angle that otherwise wouldn't have happened. 3) Editing - I think that in many ways editing is just as important as the cinematography and pre-production. You can have the most beautiful shots in the world, but if the editor doesn't know how to compile these shots and angles into a cohesive end product, then all of those beautiful shots are wasted. All in all, the biggest take away should be that my creativity is my biggest asset. Whether I am planning, filming, or editing, I love to get creative and use my imagination in each step of the process to come up with a final project that artistically surpasses what the client or I envisioned. MY PRODUCTION COMPANY I founded my production company Kyngdom Pictures for film and Kyng Media for commercial projects, after working as a producer and head of video content creation at Miles Models, a modeling agency that is transitioning into a marketing company that based in Atlanta, Georgia. At Miles Models is where I produced many of my commercials and social media ads. I am in love with film and movies, so my long term goal is to become a household name film production company like Bad Robot, or Scott Free, but I realize and embrace the fact that part of that journey will be to produce many smaller scale projects and commercials in order to someday get there.
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    Film Production
    Video Editing
    Videography
    Film
    Web Design
    Film & Video
    Video Editing & Production
    Video Advertising
    Website Customization
    Documentary
    Video Production
    Social Media Video
    Cinematography
  • US$60 hourly
    My name is Gustavo Garcia, and I'm a visual communication specialist, videographer-editor, and creative consultant with vast international and remote industry expertise. Throughout my career, I've had the privilege of working in over seven countries, honing my cross-cultural communication skills and ability to thrive in remote work environments. My consistent dedication to exceeding client expectations has earned me a flawless 100% success rate as a top-rated plus talent on Upwork. I am passionate about crafting stories that resonate with audiences and leave a lasting impact. I genuinely enjoy discovering and honing all the emerging AI tools that can help production get to the next step of quality and efficiency. I've been using the Adobe suite (especially Premiere, After Effects, Photoshop, and Illustrator) for over a decade and lately, I've incorporated DaVinci, Discript, and RunwayML into my workflow. Additionally, my expertise in project management and collaboration platforms like Monday, Asana, Clickup, Frame.io, and Notion facilitates streamlined collaboration and project organization. Over the years, I have had the privilege of collaborating with a diverse range of companies and brands, including globally recognized names like Mike Tyson, Grant Cardone, Cheddar, Shapermint, Haystack News, A24 News Agency, Strip Makeup, Vibit, Philo, My Derma Dream, Safeguard Global, Fuego Shoes, among many others. Thank you for considering my application. I look forward to the opportunity to work with you. Warm regards, Gustavo Garcia
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    CapCut
    Motion Graphics
    2D Animation
    UI Animation
    360-Degree Video
    Adobe Creative Suite
    Video Editing
    Video Advertising
    Social Media Advertising
    Social Media Content
    Video Editing & Production
    Creative Direction
    Cinematography
    Video Animation
  • US$75 hourly
    My name is Billy Ferguson, and I am a videographer and editor based in Los Angeles. I've been shooting and editing videos for the past 10 years and I own and operate all my own professional camera equipment. I love creating video content for brands that are big and small. In the past I have worked with big commercial budgets, but I am just as comfortable creating bite-sized social media content. With a background in documentary filmmaking, I have a lot of experience filming interviews and crafting a story. I see myself as a flexible team member who is comfortable in the role of director, shooter, or editor, depending on the project. I am confident I can deliver a high-quality product that meets your content needs, while staying within your budget. I look forward to collaborating with you soon! Billy billy@lakeeffectfilms.com 708-717-5340
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    Documentary
    Film Production
    Music Video
    Video Production
    Video Commercial
    Video Advertising
    Video Camera
    Video Editing
    Video Ad Campaign
    Video Editing & Production
    Film & Video
    Film Editing
  • US$100 hourly
    Production company: hotshoemedia.net | Creative portfolio: jebbrackner.com I am an Emmy-nominated filmmaker located in Atlanta, Georgia. I specialize in all things video production, whether it be any producing, cinematography, or editing work. I am a co-owner of Hot Shoe Media, a production company with a documentary focus. Our clients include the Smithsonian, Emory University, and the Kellogg Foundation.
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    Video Editing
    Videography
    Audio Production
    Film Production
    Motion Graphics
    Cinematography
    Documentary
    Corporate Video
    Adobe After Effects
    DaVinci Resolve
  • US$115 hourly
    Do you want the same quality of creativity that you see on TV? If so, then you're in the right place.  My name is Alex Morsanutto and I am an award-winning filmmaker and advertising expert with 10+ years of film & commercial experience. I also am the owner of Silvermine Productions located just outside of New York City.   My narrative work published online has millions of views on The Atlantic, Fox Sports, and Short of the Week. As a screenwriter, I've pitched to Netflix, TWC, and MarVista along with other companies. I recently directed nationwide broadcast commercials for Zenni, Brother Printer, Pond's Men, The Beard Struggle, and JOAH.  I've worked for Fortune 500 Companies like Target, Mastercard, Unilever, and Chevrolet, as well as municipalities like the state of California, VC-funded start-ups, and small family businesses.  Our project Beasts of Suburbia was a Sundance Episodic Lab finalist. Most recently, we created a pilot for a TV Series called Operation: Cavity. The most recent short film that I produced, TRAPPED, won the Special Jury Award at SXSW. I also am partnered with Ethnic Channels Group, where we develop and produce original content for TV and film. When you hire me for your project you will receive my full attention and the project will be handled with professionalism and care. I hold communication and accessibility in the highest regard.   Here are my areas of expertise:  - Film Production (Concept to Delivery on Animation & Live Action)  - Copywriting (Ads, Print) - Screenwriting (Film, TV) - Commercials  - Crowdfunding Videos (Kickstarter, Indiegogo) - Creative & Brand Development  Finally, I offer RUSH and on-demand services and training options on any skillset I have. I prefer to work on a flat-fee basis with 50% upfront and 50% on delivery. Contact me to get started on your project today.
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    Video Commercial
    Humor Writing
    Pitchbook
    Film Production
    Creative Direction
    Screenwriting
    Video Production
    Creative Writing
    Ad Creative
    Film
    Short Story Writing
    Advertising
    Copywriting
    Storytelling
  • US$50 hourly
    SKILLS -Highly skilled in videography, editing, and storytelling. Dedicated, passionate filmmaker with values and integrity. -Color correction, audio correction, editing software, effects, after effects, graphics and design, b-roll implementation. -Equipped with two Sony mirrorless 4k cameras, high-quality lighting, Sennheiser audio gear, DJI gimbal and drone, Edelkrone slider and more. Can work in any environment. Have knowledge of Canons, Panasonics, Nikons, film cameras, etc. -Capable of dynamic video capture and editing for any style, whether it be documentary, corporate, promotional, or otherwise. -Professional audio engineering, including podcasts, YouTube channels, voiceovers, and more. -From front to back productions, from pre-production, to filming, media asset management, editing a final product, and publishing. EXPERIENCE -Owner of my production company and have been performing production work for almost a decade. Extensive experience in documentary interview style educational content, with some marketing, advertising, and film related content as well. Well versed in generating complete video productions. -Former director of photography for a documentary education company. -Former video producer of the Study Abroad Programs Office at CU, creating promotional content for their programs. -Former video producer at an outdoor education-based adventure company, creating promotional content and other various media. -Personal film projects including a documentary in China, a woodworking YouTube channel, an art series combining cinematography, music, poetry, and more, and several other private works which are primarily film-oriented. -Have produced news packages, music videos, documentaries, marketing and advertising content, online courses, reenactments, film content and more. -Experience in photography of many forms, including headshots, real estate, events, nature photography and more. INTERESTS -Making alluring, interesting, original documentary-style video that helps unite people through the beauty of filmmaking. -Stories, and storytelling. Factual, beautiful, engaging, enlightening, meaningful, stories that are helpful to others. -Music, and all that it provides for people and the cinematic arts. -Nature, the outdoors, the cosmos, and how to facilitate the appreciation of those things.
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    Social Video Marketing
    Video Editing
    Audio Production
    Videography
    Video Production
    Video Post-Editing
    Adobe Premiere Pro
    Motion Graphics
    Adobe After Effects
    Music
    Photography
    Audio Editing
  • US$150 hourly
    Hi there, I'm Johnny Syres. My goal is to understand your vision and bring that to life through my skillset. My experience in video production has given me a strong understanding of what makes effective and engaging media. I deliver consistent, high-quality visuals that tell your story. I work both as a single-camera operator and with a production crew. To see my full portfolio of work, visit my website... videobysparrow.com PLEASE NOTE: Upwork requires that I list an hourly price, but I do not work hourly. I work on half and full day rates, based on the project.
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    Video Advertising
    Final Cut Pro
    Video Editing
    Film Production
    Drone
    Photography
    Digital Photography & Cinematography
    Cinematic Video
    Drone Videography
    Camera Operation
    DaVinci Resolve
    Video Production
    Documentary
    Videography
    Cinematography
  • US$150 hourly
    Hello, I'm a french videographer and photographer with over 15 years experience in documentaries videos, corporate films, advertising and TV Shows. I'm graduate of a famous french cinema school (ESRA) since 2004. My goal is to offer you my services to produce, film or edit nice videos to promote your company. I've got skills as fashion and corporate event photographer too. I work as a freelance but I also run a video production company called InLumina Productions. So if you need more than just a freelance for your projects we can provide a full professional crew from pre-production to final edit. Please take a look at my portfolio and feel free to contact me for any question. I'm sure we'll find out how we can work together. Best regards. Jean-Baptiste
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    French
    Fashion Photography
    Film Editing
    Digital Photography
    Video Editing
    Film
    Camera
    Photography
    Videography
    Video Production
    Corporate Video
    Event Photography
  • US$75 hourly
    I'm Tyler Hansen and I am a full-time freelance videographer and editor based out of Scottsdale, Arizona. You can count on me to be a true creative partner when looking to create compelling and effective video content for your brand. I specialize in elevated, cinematic brand content for web and social media. I'm extremely proud of my 100% Job Success Score here on Upwork! I've been fortunate enough to work directly with brands both large and small, including Airbnb, Tripadvisor, Columbia Sportswear, Lululemon, Hilton, and Marriott on projects involving the entire production process from pre-production, production, and post-production. Here's one of my favorite testimonials from one of my clients: "Working with Tyler has been one of our best experiences on Upwork. He was so communicative, got our vision right away, and created an amazing, super brand-aligned video. His turnaround was fast, and the final product is so much better than we ever thought it could be. Tyler's video will be a huge value-add to our brand. I would hire Tyler again in a heartbeat & hope to work with him again in the future!" I am also an FAA Part 107 licensed drone operator. Happy to work locally in the Phoenix, Arizona region or to travel anywhere on the globe. Feel free to reach out and we can discuss your project together. Thanks!
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    Video Editing & Production
    Video Marketing
    Corporate Video
    Video Shoot
    Video Editing
    Cinematography
    Camera
    Drone
    Social Media Content Creation
    Video Production
    Drone Videography
    Aerial Photography
    Videography
  • US$65 hourly
    With over 20 years of experience as a filmmaker, editor, and creator of branded content, I know how to bring your project to life. I've worked for clients like Warner Brothers, NBC/Universal, HBO, Showtime, SyFy, Audi, THQ, Penn & Teller, and John Lithgow and many others. Having seen the technological changes over the last 20 years, I'm ready to leverage today's technology to work for all clients, and the creative I can bring to your project will elevate it to the best version of what you hoped it would be.
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    Adobe Audition
    Video Production
    Video Post-Editing
    Video Editing
    Audio Editing
    Adobe After Effects
    Adobe Premiere Pro
  • US$25 hourly
    Berlin 🇩🇪 - India 🇮🇳 Welcome to my profile! With 10 years of immersive experience in the captivating world of audio-visual storytelling, I bring a blend of creativity and strategic insight to every project. My journey began with a passion for filmmaking, leading me to pursue a diploma in digital filmmaking with post-production as a specialization. Driven by a thirst for knowledge and innovation, I further honed my skills through a Global MBA in Digital Marketing and Brand Management at the Berlin School of Business and Innovation, equipping me with the expertise to not only craft compelling narratives but also to strategically position them in today's dynamic digital landscape. My expertise spans across various formats, including films, documentaries, short-form content, and music albums. Whether it's weaving together footage to evoke emotion, crafting impactful narratives, or devising tailored marketing strategies, I thrive on bringing stories to life and amplifying their reach. Beyond editing, I specialize in social media and digital marketing, offering comprehensive solutions tailored to the unique needs of startups and brands. My approach combines artistic flair with data-driven insights, ensuring that every project resonates with its audience and achieves tangible results. Let's collaborate to transform your vision into captivating stories that leave a lasting impression. ✨ Services Offered ✨ 🎬 Video Editing: I specialize in editing short-form videos for social media, ensuring they are visually stunning, attention-grabbing, and perfectly tailored to each platform's specifications. Whether it's Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, or YouTube, I have the expertise to make your videos shine. 📈 Social Media Marketing Video Strategy: Beyond just editing, I can assist you in developing a comprehensive video strategy for your social media campaigns. I understand the importance of creating content that resonates with your target audience and drives results. Let's collaborate to develop a strategy that amplifies your brand's message and increases engagement. 🏢 Business Video Production: If you're looking to enhance your company's online presence, I can help you create professional business videos that effectively communicate your brand's values, products, and services. From promotional videos to testimonials and corporate interviews, I have the skills to showcase your business in the best light. 🎥 Filmmaking and Videography: As a filmmaker and videographer, I am experienced in capturing high-quality footage and turning it into compelling storytelling. From concept development to shooting, editing, and post-production, I ensure that each frame is visually striking and contributes to the overall narrative. 🎙️ Podcast Production: Podcasting is an increasingly popular medium, and I can help you create a professional and engaging podcast. From recording and editing episodes to adding intros, outros, and background music, I ensure a seamless listening experience. I also provide assistance with podcast distribution, show notes, and promotional materials. 🌟 Why Choose Me? 🌟 ✅ Technical Expertise: I am proficient in industry-standard video editing software and possess a deep understanding of video codecs, formats, and resolutions. Rest assured, your videos will be polished to perfection. ✅ Creativity and Attention to Detail: I have an eye for detail and a knack for storytelling. I strive to make every video unique and captivating, carefully selecting the right shots, music, and visual effects to create an immersive experience. ✅ Excellent Communication: I believe in clear and open communication with my clients. I will actively listen to your ideas, provide regular updates, and ensure that your vision is brought to life through the videos I create. ✅ Timely Delivery: I understand the importance of meeting deadlines. You can rely on me to deliver your projects on time without compromising on quality. 🎯 Let's Collaborate! 🎯 If you're ready to take your social media presence to the next level, captivate your audience, and drive meaningful engagement, I'm here to help. Contact me today, and let's discuss your video editing, social media marketing, or business video production needs. Together, we can create content that truly stands out in the digital landscape.
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    Video Editing & Production
    Social Media Marketing Strategy
    Film & Video
    Marketing Video
    TikTok
    Podcast Production
    Film Editing
    YouTube Video
    Showreel
    Real Estate Video
    Trailer
    Visual Effects
    Explainer Video
    Promotional Video
  • US$30 hourly
    I'm Akshay Gupta, an independent filmmaker based in Delhi, India. I provide a wide range of video related services, catering to various needs. With my Netflix approved equipment, I am capable of producing videos that are clear, impressive, and visually appealing. Instagram: @aframeinmotion Services I offer: - Product shoot - Music video - Ad films - Corporate video - Interviews - Documentaries - VFX - 3D animations Please feel free to send in inquiries :)
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    Content Creation
    Videography
    Film Production
    Video Production
    Modeling
    Acting
    Video Commercial
  • US$50 hourly
    I am an internationally published fashion photographer and filmmaker with a lot of experience and creative vision. Together with my team of top stylists, makeup artists, and editors, I have earned a reputation as one of the highest-rated professionals on Upwork, as evidenced by glowing client feedback on my profile. I successfully shot more than 200 projects remotely. My diverse portfolio includes magazine covers, fashion editorials, advertising campaigns, commercials, music videos, fashion films, art projects, nudes, lookbooks, and lifestyle images for e-commerce and social media platforms like Instagram. For your advertising, lifestyle, and fashion photography and video needs, I provide a comprehensive service, including pre-production, art direction, model and location scouting, prop and wardrobe selection, and shooting and editing of the final product. Please peruse my portfolios and showreel located at the bottom of this page for a sampling of my work. For additional portfolio examples tailored to your specific requirements, please do not hesitate to contact me. My clients have included renowned publications such as Playboy, Elle, and Domus Design, fashion designers, both local and international brands, entrepreneurs, advertising agencies, as well as small startups and Amazon and Instagram sellers. I am eager to collaborate with you and bring your vision to life. Sincerely, Ivan. p.s. I’m based in Ukraine an currently can shoot only in Ukraine.
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    Hi, my name is Michael. I'm a professional filmmaker with over a decade of experience in video production. I work in a wide range of styles and always in search of the next creative challenge. If you're looking for strong artistic horsepower with a friendly, respectful attitude - for narrative films, corporate videos, music videos, product and brand videos, and more - look no further!
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    Hello, Upworkers! Here's a little background on my experience: I received my B.A. from California State University Long Beach in Film and Electronic Media while working on the animated feature "Flushed Away" for DreamWorks Animation. I directed my senior thesis about the crash of TWA Flight 800, which screened at the Director's Guild in Hollywood and took home the Audience Choice Award at the BoxUrShorts Film Festival. Since then, I have worked with a wide variety of established brands on commercial, social, and narrative work, and I was recently featured in Canvas Rebel Magazine, a publication highlighting the careers and experiences of entrepreneurs and creatives (link in my portfolio). My ultimate goal is to ensure that my clients are not only satisfied, but also proud of the exceptional work we produce together. I am deeply committed to delivering outstanding results that exceed your expectations and contribute to your success. I look forward to working with you!
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    I am a Dolby Vision certified colorist, editor, and award-winning cinematographer. I’ve studied filmmaking at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. I've studied cinematography with Steven Drellich (Jason Bourne), Dejan Georgevich ASC (Academy Member) at SVA. I specialize in narrative and documentaries, commercials, branded content, music videos, and social media content. I have also taken workshops and classes on color/image science, custom film print emulation, color-managed workflows, creating custom film stocks, ShowLut design by Cullen Kelly/legendary Dr. Mitch Bogdanowicz, Walter Volpatto (Dunkirk, The Dark Knight), Advanced look creation by Dado Valentic of Colour Intelligence (Game of Thrones, Marco Polo), and Competency-based Resolve training and long-form workflow by TAC (Technicolor employee), Netflix workflow by Toby Tomkins and Francesco Luigi (Netflix Imaging Technologist), Dolby Vision Workflow by Jose Luis Tamez, Dolby Vision Training by Dolby Studios. I recently got certified by Dolby Vision to color grade and deliver projects in Dolby Vision HDR for Netflix and other platforms. I do offer Dolby Vision, HDR10, and DCP delivery packages. Although I can color grade in FCPX and Adobe Premiere Pro, my preferred color grading software is Davinci Resolve Studio. Today, anybody can have nice-looking footage with most digital cameras. However, as professional filmmakers, we manipulate what is inside and outside the frame. Color Grading is a crucial step in that manipulation for any professional production. Whether you have a short video or a feature film, as a professional film and commercial colorist, I can take your project to the next level.
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    Worked both in television environment that as a freelance with diverse teams of artists, directors, producers, animators. Strong creative ideas and sense of visual style. Naturally-inclined to take responsibility, and accustomed to the dynamics of a professional environment • Proficient in Adobe Premiere • Basic Knowledge in Avid Media Composer,Photoshop, After Effects, Da Vinci Resolve • Good skills in planning shootings and budgeting as Producer and Production Assistant • Canon DSLR • Social media Tools
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    Action! This is how I’m used to work. I’m a creative filmmaker. I come up with unique ideas for video production and have a crew to make it real.
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    Video Editing
    TikTok Marketing
    Drone Videography
    Copywriting
    Film & Video
    Translation
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    Hi there! I am currently open to new proposals. Since 2012, I've been shooting, editing, and producing video content for clients like the Being Well Podcast, the Global Compassion Coalition, Snap-On, Rev.com, Fashion United, Music Forward, Western Seminary, Medical Sales College, and many more. What makes me unique is my incredibly wide range of experiences that includes (in no particular order) commercials, nature vlogs, real estate spots, wedding video, live stream production, gaming content, corporate promotions, video podcasts, online courses, house of worship production, YouTube channels, Instagram and TikTok self-promotion, and the list goes on... and then goes on some more. Each new experience gives me news skills for my videographer toolkit and a clear picture of today's video landscape. In addition to producing video, I teach and troubleshoot production software including Adobe Premiere Pro, DaVinci Resolve, Final Cut Pro, and OBS Studio. I am deeply knowledgeable, efficient, and fast at the edit. In 2016, I won a Disney sponsored contest for a stop-motion short film. It was an incredible experience that confirmed my passion for story telling, the heart of any video. If you're looking for an experienced videographer with extensive knowledge and versatility, send me a message and let's see what videos we can make together.
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    Adobe Premiere Pro
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    Looking for a compelling video script that connects with your target audience? Then you've landed on the right page. I am a diverse scriptwriter with over fifteen years of experience crafting video content in both b2b and b2c markets. During my career, I've scripted nearly a thousand videos. Scriptwriting involves storytelling, but it's more than that--it's telling the right story with the right words. I align with my clients, conduct thorough research and provide creative direction for how to best tell a story that drives results. Before I ever put my pen to the page, I work to determine the best tone, voice, language, and point of view to deliver the core messages. Then, I craft a script that holds true to the brand personality. From short-form social media ads and television commercials to brand narratives and training videos, to long-form documentaries, I've written scripts of all lengths across countless industries. And my clients range from small startups to global nonprofits and Fortune 500 companies. No matter the length, industry, or client size, I approach every project with the same curiosity, commitment, and drive. I hold a BA in English and an MFA in Creative Writing, and I've worked in marketing and video production for fifteen years. As someone who understands the art of storytelling and the nuances of effective video marketing, I bring unparalleled expertise to all of my projects. If you want an experienced scriptwriter who can take your video to the next level, check out my portfolio​.
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    🎬 Video Editing & Animation Expertise for Stunning Visuals! 🎨 Welcome to my creative realm! I'm a versatile multimedia artist proficient in crafting captivating visual experiences through video editing, 2D animation, 3D animation, and 3D rendering. With a keen eye for detail and a passion for storytelling, I bring your ideas to life with finesse and flair. ✨ Video Editing: Whether it's a promotional video, a cinematic masterpiece, or a social media snippet, I specialize in seamlessly stitching together footage, adding effects, transitions, and polishing the final product to perfection. Your vision is my canvas, and I ensure it shines brightly on every screen. 🎥 2D Animation: From character animation to explainer videos, I breathe life into illustrations, creating dynamic motion sequences that engage and enthrall your audience. With a blend of creativity and technical prowess, I turn concepts into animated realities, delivering messages with charm and clarity. 🌟 3D Animation: Dive into the realm of three-dimensional storytelling! Whether it's product visualization, architectural walkthroughs, or immersive environments, I excel in animating objects and environments, infusing them with realism and personality. Let's elevate your project with stunning visuals that leave a lasting impression. 🖥️ 3D Rendering: Need to showcase your designs or concepts in lifelike detail? Look no further! With advanced rendering techniques, I transform your blueprints into photorealistic images and animations, highlighting every nuance and detail for maximum impact. Why Choose Me? Tailored Solutions: Every project is unique, and I adapt my skills to suit your specific needs, ensuring personalized solutions that exceed expectations. Timely Delivery: Your deadlines are sacred, and I prioritize efficiency without compromising quality, delivering results on time, every time. Collaborative Approach: Your input matters! I believe in open communication and collaboration throughout the creative process, ensuring your vision is realized with precision. Let's embark on a journey of creativity and innovation together! Whether you're a startup, a small business, or a global brand, let's elevate your visual content to new heights. Get in touch, and let's bring your ideas to life in spectacular fashion!
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How to Hire Top Film Directors

What is a film director?

Whether for a Hollywood production or a short film for a company’s new product, a film director is responsible for a film's artistic and dramatic direction. Capable film directors are available on Upwork and can effectively visualize the screenplay while guiding the technical crew and actors in the fulfilment of his vision.

How do you hire a film director?

You can source film director talent on Upwork by following these three steps:

  • Write a project description. You’ll want to determine your scope of work and the skills and requirements you are looking for in a film director.
  • Post it on Upwork. Once you’ve written a project description, post it to Upwork. Simply follow the prompts to help you input the information you collected to scope out your project.
  • Shortlist and interview film directors. Once the proposals start coming in, create a shortlist of the professionals you want to interview. 

Of these three steps, your project description is where you will determine your scope of work and the specific type of film director you need to complete your project.

How much does it cost to hire a film director?

Rates can vary due to many factors, including expertise and experience, location, and market conditions.

  • An experienced film director may command higher fees but also work faster, have more-specialized areas of expertise, and deliver higher-quality work.
  • A contractor who is still in the process of building a client base may price their film directing services more competitively. 

Which one is right for you will depend on the specifics of your project. 

How do you write a film director job post?

Your job post is your chance to describe your project scope, budget, and talent needs. Although you don’t need a full job description as you would when hiring an employee, aim to provide enough detail for a contractor to know if they’re the right fit for the project.

Job post title

Create a simple title that describes exactly what you’re looking for. The idea is to target the keywords that your ideal candidate is likely to type into a job search bar to find your project. Here are some sample film director job post titles:

  • Director/cinematographer needed for short film
  • Ad agency needs film directors to produce long-form commercials
  • Record label looking for film director to produce artist documentaries

Project description

An effective film director job post should include: 

  • Scope of work: From choosing site locations to helping with casting decisions, list all the deliverables you’ll need. 
  • Project length: Your job post should indicate whether this is a smaller or larger project. 
  • Background: If you prefer experience with certain industries, software, or genres, mention this here. 
  • Budget: Set a budget and note your preference for hourly rates vs. fixed-price contracts.

Film director job responsibilities

Here are some examples of film director job responsibilities:

  • Work with editors and sound engineers to finalize independent film
  • Teach film students the finer points of directing
  • Work with screenwriter to create short film with limited special effects

Film director job requirements and qualifications

Be sure to include any requirements and qualifications you’re looking for in a film director. Here are some examples:

  • Undergraduate degree from accredited film school
  • Minimum five years as an editor or cinematographer
  • Ability to work well with actors and technical crew through entire production
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