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Northern Lights | New Business Support Incubation Access to managed office work space and a programme of business support, workshops and networking events. Action Learning An opportunity to talk to those around you who either have, or still are going through and facing the same issues as yourself. Networking This FREE event comprises a Special Guest Speaker and the opportunity for informal networking over a complimentary buffet. Workshops Northern Lights run a series of regular workshops that cover the key topics for preparing and starting in business. Advice Clinic Mentoring and advice service that encompasses the core essentials for strategy and becoming self-employed. Mentoring Mentoring can be described as 'light touch' guidance from our experienced professionals where the objective is to encourage the client.

The Science Network Edu 2.0 School of Sound's International Symposium line-up revealed Event will offer a series of sessions covering film, games, documentary, installation, radio and composition disciplines. School of Sound has announced its masterclass schedule for the 2015 International Symposium event at London's Southbank Centre from 8 - 11 April. The event promises to encourage a cross-disciplinary approach to using sound in the arts and media through a series of seminars, workshops and performances hosted by skilled figures in the pro-audio and media industries. The wide range of topics cover the film, games, documentary sound, dance, installation, folk sound, listening, theatre and opera, radio and composition disciplines. Renowned foley artist Nicolas Becker (Gravity, Wuthering Heights) will present a session at 1:30pm on the Wednesday (8 April) describing his techniques and methods while reflecting on how he uses complex technology to realise his artistic vision. All sessions will take place in the Purcell Room at Southbank Centre.

Measuring Creativity | Explore how creativity is measured Learn how experts are measuring creativity ... Rarely do we ever see the terms “measuring” and “creativity” in the same sentence, let alone placed snuggly together causing the reader’s mind to do a double flip over the meaning. Some might even consider “measuring creativity” an oxymoron. When staring at a colorful abstract painting, dancing, watching a movie, or losing ourselves in a book, our minds do not travel to statistical indices or cold, complex calculations. We simply get lost in the aesthetics of the artwork. We might, however, question how composers, writers, directors, or painters think in such a way as to produce such original and novel pieces of work. Yet if examined more closely, we might ask how exactly, and by what standards, do experts and the public rate – or measure – novelty or originality? For a group of psychologists who study creativity, measuring creativity – or determining how to accurately measure originality and novelty – is precisely their passion. TTCT-Verbal.

Perfection in a portfolio; a web design showcase Web design is a subtle science that is lost to most who are not in the field. The amount of choices that go into building the perfect presentation for the content the client has to offer are so vast, that often the best way to demonstrate the full scope of this spectrum is to showcase a particular type of focused site. Through the multitude of examples one can begin to see how thematically similar yet still so different and complex these designs are. Today, we intend to do just that. By showcasing a handful of portfolio websites, we can see how the depth of design choices and techniques can really separate these examples all built to showcase the work of an artist or designer. Oven Bits Oven Bits is the home and portfolio of the creative web and mobile design agency of the same name. Robbie Leonardi Bec Winnel Bec Winnel‘s portfolio is breathtakingly subtle in its presentation. Kris Kuksi Jeremi Chenier Dimitris Theocharis Alex Rodriguez Charlotte Tang Nicolas Tarier My Poor Brain Malet & Co.

How to Estimate your Hourly Rate (Part One) | Wolfcrow …a man of action will always find employment – Sir Walter Scott, Ivanhoe So you decided to get up on your horse and point your lance in the right direction, eh? I bet the second most troubling question you have is: “How much should I charge?” (The first is: “Where do I find clients?”)Here’s the truth: You could be a freelancer or a business owner with multiple employees – either way this problem will remain a challenging one no matter what level you reach. where:Monthly payment is the monthly deposit you’re making.

Building a Great Web Design Portfolio – 10 Best Tips & 40 Examples To a prospective client, you as a designer are often perceived only to be good as your portfolio. They’re checking you out for the first time, and if you don’t impress them enough, you just won’t get their work. And if you don’t get work, you don’t get paid. And if you don’t get paid, then you… aw, you get it. The point is, having a great web design portfolio can greatly increase your chances of gaining more work and earning more money. What it ultimately comes down to is quickly answering the question “why?” Have a Clear Logo and Tagline Let’s cover the basics first. The unique logo from the portfolio of Inal Djafar. Make the logo representative of your design style and personality, and make the tagline short and descriptive of the value you can give to a potential client. The tagline from the portfolio of Mike Etheridge. Make Your Portfolio Easy to Navigate This is pretty forehead-slapping common sense. The simple navigation from the portfolio of Robin Man. Make it Easy to Contact You

The 3 Clicks Rule I recently worked with a client that was very concerned about the “3 clicks rule”. You’ve likely heard of this before: the idea that a user is only willing to click three times before abandoning a site if they don’t see the item they are after. This thinking becomes troublesome when designing complex sites for clients like libraries, large organizations (universities, hospitals) or e-commerce. The idea of needing to reach everything immediately makes clients nervous about answering to everyone’s needs (put it on the on the homepage!). It can lead to suggestions of loading everything into a structure that cannot accommodate growth over time or that creates an overwhelming experience for users. Before I go further, I’d like to temper concerns with reaching content swiftly and easily by saying that floating valuable information to the homepage and knowing what is important for users to find quickly is always a win. Never fear.

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7 Essentials For A Press Kit This is an extract from his book, Raindance Producers Lab THIS IS THE MOST important element of the filmmaking process, and ironically, the one most often overlooked by new filmmakers. If you hire the best cinematographer, screenwriter and actors in the world to work for you, they will make you a film: eight thousand feet of celluloid or an hour and a half of movie with absolutely no marketable value. You cannot sell a film. You can only sell a movie. Creating the Sizzle Like other elements in the filmmaking process, you must develop a publicity strategy. Creating A Press Kit The single most effective tool in creating publicity is a press kit. Step 1: Create a Folder In the old days we always created a paper press kit. A stationer will sell stock folders with flaps in which newspaper clippings and press releases can be organised. For the low budget press kit you will need to buy one hundred folders. Step 2: Write a Synopsis Step 3: Write Cast and Crew Bio Step 4: Create Ten FAQs 1. 2. 3. 4.

Landing Page Basics You Should Know + a Twist This is a contribution by Devesh Sharma on landing page basics you should know. Inbound marketing is where it’s at. This means that your website, whether big or small, should concentrate on generating consumer interest in what you have to offer. And trust me, this is no easy task because website visitors know this is your goal and want something in return for their email addresses, comments, likes and shares, and yes even their money. People are not ready to simply give up their information; they want you to earn it. Today we are going to explore how creating a lead generating landing page with a twist is going to help satisfy your customer’s desire to get something in exchange for their information. Landing page basics 101: What is a landing page? In simple terms a landing page is any web page that a visitor can “land” on after clicking a search result, advertisement, or even a link from another website. Let’s run through some of the common types of landing pages: 1. Here’s an example. 2.