Starting a Thumbtack Profile

I came across this freelance site called Thumbtack.com. I was really impressed by the simplicity of the design as well as the organization of the workflow process. I attended a webinar for professionals they were recently hosting and they provided some great information. So I've decided to give it a shot. 

One of the things that I think is beneficial to potential customers is that if I want to submit a quote for a job you are requesting, it costs me money. So for the customer, every quote you get is a qualified one because I am not going to spend money on submitting a quote if I don't think I can handle it. 

Here is a link to my profile:


Software Advertising

It's not always easy to make software look exciting. The way I did it here is to use a digital laptop and some camera movement to keep things moving. Then adding some pulsing music and a good voice over and you're set! 

Bringing Stills to Life

Often times we don't have actual video of an event, but we have a ton of still images. That doesn't mean you have to just do a slide show of the images. You can still create motion to bring those images to life. The effect is called Parallax. The video above is one I made for my own wedding anniversary that illustrates the effect. 

Learn how to create motion in still photographs, a technique made popular in the film The Kid Stays In The Picture. In the tutorial above, Joe Fellows shows us how he's able to bring photos to life using the parallax effect with Photoshop and After Effects.