Investing for Work
We love Production Base just that little bit more than usual at the moment because they currently have a sale on membership, down to £74 + VAT. This is a bargain. If you’re looking for work and think you can’t afford it, you’re wrong. You can’t afford NOT to invest the money. If you want to know why, read this ProductionBase review.
ProductionBase is a paid for service, which filters out those who are serious about carving a career in TV and Film. Mandy.com is free, and it shows. I stopped advertising jobs with them years ago, because the world and their dog would apply. And when I say world, I mean world. One applicant for a two-week role asked for a visa so they could relocate from another continent. I’m flattered that they were willing to go to this length, but really.
Shooting People is only about £30 to join, but over the years, their job ads have dwindled to next to nothing. It’s still a great resource for the production community, but not a serious player in advertising paid work.
When it comes to employing, ProductionBase have a great interface for advertising jobs, filtering through applications. They also have a great team in the office to help when you need them. As a freelancer earlier in my career, I got a job with Gallomanor within a month of joining, and the employer still gives me work today. We recruited one camera person for a job just a week after he joined and we give him a day or two’s work every month. And so many others. And I know their freelancers are good. When I get 50 applications in my in box, I’d say 60% of them can do the job with ease. You aren’t short of realistic options! This keeps me coming back to them.