Freelance Search Tips –
November 29th, 2006,09:14 AM
As the freelance listings have grown to become quite extensive i wanted to give users some tips on the best way to search the data here to find freelancers that are relevant to the job!
The best place to start is to use the 'search this forum' option to the right of the freelancer entry page here
You can enter 'Maya' if you are looking for a Maya operator
You can enter 'shake LA' if you are looking for a shake operator in LA
You can also use the advanced search option here but you have to scroll down and manually select the 'freelancer' forum (we will give you a better way to do this soon!)
Once you have located a few users feel free to check out their public page. To do this, click on their name in their listing and you will see a drop down, in the drop down click on the 'View Public Profile'
You can use this if you are registered to see how active they are in the vfxtalk community, as well as to find links to their portfolios, web pages etc.
Getting In Touch
Once you have located someone you want to work with you then need to get in touch with them!
There are a few ways to do this ranging from replying to their post to contacting them directly via private email or private message (pm).
1. Replying to their post
To do this, once you have clicked on a freelancer listing and have read it, simply hit the 'new reply' button and say what you have to say.
2. Direct communication
Direct communication is more discreet. You can also use the communication options on their public page, or the shortcuts to them availiable in their freelancer listing post. These include 'send a private message' and 'send a email'
We will expand on this to make it easier in the future and will work on cleaning up this document as well!
Hope it helps!
The VFXTalk Team