The MrMikeFlorio Super Sweet Collection of Awesome...
In the motion graphics industry the goal is always to build cool things as simply as humanly possible. Whether its to make your project easier to work in or change … Working smarter and not harder is kinda a no brainer. It’s the bane of every mograph artists existence when he or she builds a project only to realize the things that took all that time and effort could be solved with a plugin...
Even though I’ve been a slight blog hiatus the e-mails are still coming in and I want to seriously make this a resource for freelancers so the next topic is a big one … it’s on the hush while I write the damn thing but stay tuned ~Mike
How important do you think it is to have friends...
The company you keep Now from personal experience I’ve found that I was the most productive when I had energetic/creative or interesting people around me. Even if they aren’t in the same creative field as myself, their perspectives really help me think outside of my comfort zone. And as we all know (or are learning) design is about pushing the boundaries of both your imagination and (sometimes)...
Working for free is for students– mrmikeflorio circa 2011
iamrece asked: How important do you think it is to have friends within the same range of art/skillset/ambition?
Twelve Things Every Design Professional Should...
Your clients are people, not brands. Make sure your processes, decisions, and interactions reflect that fact. Only take up with clients who will allow you to deliver your best work. You, not the client, must define the project process and everyone’s responsibilities. (They hired a professional; be the professional.) Professionalism requires responsibility; gather as much of it as you can. ...
How much to charge out of the gate ... finally
Here we are for round 2! First I would to say thank you for all the people who e-mailed me. I’m very glad that people liked my first article and that they found the information useful. The intention of the last article (which can be found here) was to help people who are just starting out. Unfortunately when I was starting out I didn’t have as many resources at my disposal. And god...
Sorry Boys and Girls
I’ve been really busy with my weekend move (thank god that’s over haha) so I hope to have the “How much to charge” article done tomorrow or wednesday. Have a good valentines day! ~Mike
So the next question to be answered is ....
How much to charge out of the gate! Lately I have been receiving a boatload of e-mails and the most common question (about 75% of the emails haha) was about billing. Another thing that is a huge pain in the ass when you start freelancing is your cost. What am I worth? How much should I charge for this? etc I will give you guys (and girls) a small rundown how much you should charge if you are...
I think I might do this more often ... Answering...
A lot of people have been e-mailing me with more questions and concerns about the VFX/Motion Graphics world since I wrote my article on freelancing (seen here: “How do you get freelance work?”). Since people liked the article so much I have decided to take the most common/interesting questions and answer them every week or so. With my schedule being extremely busy I’ll try to...
"How Do You Get Freelance Work?"
The most notorious question in the creative industry. Last night I was going through my e-mail and I came across a name I haven’t seen in a while. It was one of the interns I had when I was out in California. He started with the usual “hey how are you?” “I just graduated” blah blah blah and then he said he wanted to know how to get into freelancing. Unfortunately I...
The first step towards getting somewhere is deciding that you won’t stay...– Cali Lewis
Goals that I'll hopefully follow in 2011
I know its tacky to list out the things you plan to achieve in the new(ish) year but hopefully if its public on the internet maybe I’ll actually do them haha Be a Yes man - I think this will just end up as more trips to the bars … Maybe not such a good resolution after all Learn something new - I hear xpressos kinda nice … god knows I need to learn it Attend a conference - The...
He attacked everything in life with a mix of extraordinary genius and naive...– Douglas Adams
So yeah this might have made me feel really geeky for a second … the the guys at blur have once again blew my mind in animation