Working in the film industry isn’t for the faint-hearted.
Working any day any hours anywhere, always improving your skills and keeping with new techniques and tools, that’s the basics that come with the job.
On top of this, there are all these activities and stress that come with being freelance: you have to learn how to find clients, how to run a business, how to avoid scam and trouble, how to manage the up and low of cash flow, as well as using social media, creating or maintaining a website, having the right mindset to stay sane and bloom in this industry.
These things are rarely if ever taught in film/sound/art/hair or makeup studies.
They are though so crucial to stay in the industry and have a good career.
I have learned so much through trial and error, tears and trouble.
People outside the film and TV industry don’t really understand how you live and what your struggles are. Many courses will help you with your craft, or specific marketing skills but fail to help with the bigger picture or lack the insider knowledge of someone’s who is been there.
And with so many things to learn, it’s hard to know where to start, what to look for and what’s best for your budget.
Here comes On set and beyond.
SYSTEMS, ONLINE PRESENCE & MARKETING FOR PEOPLE IN THE FILM INDUSTRY with a pinch of mindset for good measure (because, believe it or not, it’s one asset you need to succeed.)
ON SET AND BEYOND, as the name hint, aims to help you far and wide.
Expect free tutorials and challenges to get you started with specific problems (people have loved our 5 day outreach challenge in our Facebook group (soon on a Youtube channel near you as well and more advanced courses when you want to go deeper).
Whatever your age, sex, your sexual orientation, your skin color or origin, I welcome you.
You can read more about my values on my Manifesto page.
Who I am.
I have been 19 years in this industry, working in France and the UK.
I had to build my network twice and about to do it a 3rd time. When you know how to do it, it’s not as scary as it sounds.
I know from the inside out what it is to be in this industry, the mad hours, the grace period that comes too often & the breaking turnaround that makes that first cup of coffee so crucial, the passion you need to start & the grit you need to stay in it…
From corporate shoots to big films, to intimate portraits shots of writers or big actors, you can say my experience is wide & solid.
You may also remember my previous tiny biz, The Neat Kit, when I introduced LeMaquillage palettes to the UK. No make-up palettes anymore but a renewed interest to make people’s life easier.
I started coding my site 19years ago because the friend who wanted to create my site was actually too busy to do it. She kindly gave me the course she was teaching so I could learn the basics and I got the geeky love from then. Now I learn to code like people do Sudoku, to relax and give my brain a workout.
If you were close to me on set or in a crowd you could have seen people coming regularly and asking questions as they knew I love putting my Sherlock Holmes hat on and geeky: apps, social media profiles, WordPress sites, DNS, Google calendar…
Over the years, I have learned lots of tricks to get over my mindset blocks, my lack of confidence and my introvert nature to have a better career and developed my own. You would be surprised how a little change in your mindset change a situation entirely. As my Mum says… Change one data point of a problem, you change the whole problem. Seeing the enthusiasm of colleagues with whom I shared some of these, I have decided to add them to the mix. ON SET AND BEYOND is the missing link you were looking for.
I’m passionate about removing friction in people’s lives and want to be a bridge between people and their tech.
As I am moving to Berlin and was keen to develop a location-independent income, using my geeky skills & experience to help people in the industry I know best was the logical choice.