Many of the graphics and data was pulled from Wikipedia.org – just wanted to give credit where it is due.
In case you don’t know me personally, I had been a freelance editor/director/producer in the D.C. area for 10+ years. Due to circumstances, some in & some out of my control, I ended up needing to take a staff position.
By most measures, Howard Media Works, Inc. was a successful small business. We kept our doors open for 10 years – 6 more than the average lifespan as calculated by the SBA. There were a number of things we did right. And a number of things we didn’t do so well. In the end, 3 projects simultaneously imploded and we were left holding the bag. We went from 6-digit revenue possibilities to zero.
There have been some posts on the various blogs I track giving advice to those of you are currently freelance or those of you looking to make the leap. I’ve collected some of them into this post, plus I’ve got one link I’ve been wanting to pass on. Read on for more… Continue reading
A bit from the site: “ow searching over one million free photos! We have been adding creative commons photos as a part of our ongoing efforts, and we will soon be adding large numbers of public domain photos as well.” Worth a look.
Just here as a good reference – The Periodic Chart of Vizualization Methods is a good place to find all the different ways you could present information or data is a visual form. Sadly, at least in my opinion, very few of these types of visualizations translate well to the small screen. Maybe with the added resolution of High-Definition, we’ll see more of these translate to video programs…then again maybe it’s good that we don’t see Turkey Box Plots, Ibis Augmentation Maps, or Zwicky’s Morphological Box in mainstream usage.
Quote from the site:
Movie making can be an expensive exercise when you simply go out and buy extra equipment like track dollies, stedicams and more. This page contains some great pictures and information on making video gear that you would pay thousands of dollars for in the shops. With a little effort and forethought you can now make your very own gear for a fraction of the retail price … and it does the job!