Have you ever been in one of these situations:
- You need an assistant for a shoot but can’t find one?
- Your backup shooter just called to say that he wont be able to make it because he drank too much the day before?
- You won a bid for a project that is just too big for you and need help?
The goal is simple: matching shooters who need help with those who want to provide the help, based on location, skills and interests.
The feature set is kept minimal (for the moment) and designed to be friendly: it is super easy to browse the shooters list and registering takes around 2 minutes.
As you are all aware of, the usefulness of a site like this is directly proportional to its number of members. So take a moment to register!
The site is still in beta, which means it is not officially launched yet. As far as I know, everything is rock stable but I am still working on a few additional features to improve the user experience. I did not put any invite code so feel free to tell your friends about it too (Twitter is our friend here!), the server should handle the load and the more we are, the better it is for all of us.
Why this site?
FindaShooter.com was created because of real world need: I am often contacted by studios asking me to provide them with names of people they could hire for short or long time gigs. This is how I referred some work to friends for local gigs but I could not help them when it was outside the Montreal area.
This is when I realized the importance of a site like FindAShooter.
For Shooters, by a shooter
I don’t see Find A Shooter as a reversed Model Mayhem. Maybe in times it will, but this is not the initial goal: I want shooters to contact shooters for (professional) collaboration no model/clients interactions.
Nearly 80% of the money I have made with my photo/videography gigs was from other shooters asking me to help them out in one way or the other. The bulk of the money is not coming from clients, and I am convinced the site could do the same for you.
I think I made my point clear: if you want to take your shooting to the next level, you have to put your name on the list and/or find people to shoot with (or let them find you!).
What are you waiting for? Register and tell your friends about it!
Notes 1: If you want to follow the site evolution, you can follow @findashooter. I will only use this account to post about new features.
Note 2: If you have any ideas regarding the site, please contact me. I would love to read them! Same if you think you can participate in its development.
Note 3: Expect a lot of content about the importance of networking with other shooters in the coming weeks ;-)