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TrendWatch Fast Fact: Tasks Done By FreelancersBiggest job: Nonlinear editing
Fact: Top tasks done by freelancers include NLE, audio work, live production/events, DVDs and previz.
50% of the freelancers in the U.S. who work in our industry do non-linear editing work
35% do audio sweetening/ recording/ mixing
32% do live productions/ events
31% do music recording/ mixing
31% do DVD authoring
29% do previsualization
Why should you care?
From what we observe, freelancers appear to be playing an increasingly important role as technology and experience have enabled these skilled independents to perform at peak levels. Although many studio owners say freelancers are a source of competition, knowing what tasks freelancers perform can be important in how studios use freelancers and how studios compete with them. In a nutshell, many freelancers are doing editing and audio related work for their clients. Love 'em or not, they're here to stay!
-- Excerpted from the TrendWatch Visual Effects/Dynamic Media Report - Issue #5, Summer 2004.
These market facts are based on original TrendWatch market research with executives and business owners in the TV/Broadcast and visual effects industries. You can reach the TrendWatch Partners, Jim Whittington and Dr. Joseph Webb via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the company's Web site at www.trendwatch.com.
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