As a filmmaker, understanding how to find work, land bigger and better projects, and actually make a living while freelancing is as important (if not more) than learning the craft itself. No one knows that better than today’s guest – Cole Walliser – an acclaimed commercial and music video director based in Los Angeles, who went from shooting skateboarding videos with friends to directing content for Katy Perry, Pink, Miley Cyrus, and countless other artists and brands.
Over the course of the interview, Cole shares his unique journey as a filmmaker, outlining each step he took to develop his passion for filmmaking into a thriving and sustainable career. Topics covered include: how to get started as a director, whether or not owning gear is essential, how to know when to take unpaid work, landing large clients, working with the DGA, the importance of social media, and much more.
Check out Episode 49: The Business Of Freelancing With Acclaimed Director Cole Walliser
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Noam Kroll is an award-winning Los Angeles based filmmaker, and the founder of the boutique production house, Creative Rebellion. His work can be seen at international film festivals, on network television, and in various publications across the globe. Follow Noam on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook for more content like this!