Eddy Adams Details His Experience Going Freelance After a Decade of Being a Salaried 3D motion designer.
You might remember Eddy Adams‘ recorded talk from a Cinema 4D meetup in Seattle that was entitled “Cinema 4D Baddassery with Eddy Adams.” That was nearly a year ago, and during that time, Eddy was an Associate Creative Director at Lustre Studios in Seattle. Since then, Eddy has gone freelance, as many artists are doing these days.
Recently Eddy gave another talk, this time for After Effects Seattle Meetup, in which he details his transition from having a steady job to freelancing. In it, he covers topics including client outreach, selling yourself, day rates, time management, project organization, essential programs, asset resources, After Effects, and Cinema 4D.
You can download the Cinema 4D scene file Eddy used in the talk and have a behind the scenes look at him creating the C4D scene.
“Learn from Eddy’s transition into freelancing after a decade as a salaried 3D motion designer. In a talk for After Effects Seattle, he covers topics including client outreach, selling yourself, day rates, time management, project organization, essential programs, asset resources, After Effects, and Cinema 4D.”
I like how the talk is all about doing a better job as a freelancer… optimizations and time-saving workflow tips. And all the questions at the end are about navigating and protecting yourself against nightmare clients. Or maybe I’m just viewing this through too much traumatic experience. Still, it seems to unintentionally reflect the state of the freelance industry.