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Content For Creators

Content For Creators

I share tips, tricks and resources with creative people on a budget. Tutorials, free softwares and online tools for creators and freelancers alike. Stay creative!


Fighting the impostor syndrome to find new income streams

19 Mar 2021 5 minute read 1 comment PierreL

On my road to financial security, the two main objectives I set myself for this year were to secure and grow the income streams I already have (job, interests, blogging, investments) and to find new ways to diversify my revenue. With this in mind, I'...

I Made a $0 Budget Coffee Ad Using Only Stock Footage

12 Mar 2021 2 minute read 6 comments PierreL

It had been too long since I last posted on my Youtube channel. As a video editor with no client work on the table for a couple days, I decided to try my hand at something relatively new for me: ads. Since I had this thought while drinking coffee, I...

Deity Microphones' Amazing Giveaway!

17 Feb 2021 1 minute read 0 comments PierreL

If you don't know them, Deity is a brand offering professional grade audio equipment for filmmakers: lavaliers, shotgun mics, on-camera, wireless... You name it, they have it. Deity was created in 2018 but they rapidly built a great reputation thanks...

Success is not a number of followers

16 Feb 2021 1 minute read 1 comment PierreL

Success is not a number of followers,Nor a number in your bank account.It's not a number of "friends", or subscribers,It's not always something you can count. Success is subjective,It is defined by your own criteria.It is measured based on your objec...

Filmmaking 101: Why you shouldn't use a ring light...

13 Feb 2021 3 minute read 0 comments PierreL

... if you want a professional looking video.   Ring lights are popular, and I get it. They're cheap (you can get one for less than 20 dollars on Amazon), bright, convenient cause you can put your camera/phone in it, thus having a light setup (pun in...

Filmmaking 101: Green screens - How filmmakers have been lying to you for 140 years

9 Feb 2021 5 minute read 0 comments PierreL

What is it? Chroma key compositing (the official, fancy terminology we use today for all things green screen) has been around since the early days of movie making. It has evolved a lot but the concept stays the same and fairly simple: you film actors...

Filmmaking 101: Making a movie 2/2 - Production, Post-production and Distribution

3 Feb 2021 4 minute read 0 comments PierreL

I'm sure you've all heard technical terms like pre-production and post-production thrown around, most likely while watching some behind the scenes of your favorite tv show or the making of a movie, but do you actually know what they mean and what goe...

Filmmaking 101: Making a movie 1/2 - Development and Pre-production

23 Jan 2021 5 minute read 0 comments PierreL

I'm sure you've all heard technical terms like pre-production and post-production thrown around, most likely while watching some behind the scenes of your favorite tv show or the making of a movie, but do you actually know what they mean and what goe...

Filmmaking 101: Understanding how to light a scene

20 Jan 2021 4 minute read 0 comments PierreL

Whether you want to start a new Youtube channel, wish to improve your videos, or simply want to learn more about filmmaking, lighting will most likely be an item to tick on your to-do list! That's why in this post I wanted to share with you a few lig...

SignRequest: Send and sign documents from anywhere in the world

26 Jun 2020 5 minute read 0 comments PierreL

Today, I wanted to share with you a tool that I've been using for a while, and that I think may be of use to more and more people as teleworking is getting more and more popular in the corona world. That tool is SignRequest. As some of you know, I'm...