I've had podcasts before. But this is the first official Above the Cut podcast! In the first episode, I discuss how this new podcast came about, a little background about myself and about Above the Cut, and what to expect moving forward.
It's not 2014 anymore! That means a freelancer like me isn't in the highest demand. I used to pass work off to other freelancers because I simply couldn't keep up with the demand, but nowadays I'd have trouble getting arrested for shooting for a client for money. Granted, I'm still available for hire and still booking work now and then, but certainly not nearly often enough to make any kind of living anymore.
Because of that, I've spent the last few years watching my business go the way of the dinosaur as people use social media and in-house content creators instead of hiring freelancers like me. I even tried working for a couple of companies full-time and even took a job at a coffee shop. I'm simply not the right fit for those types of jobs and they didn't last long. I spent the time marooned in weird jobs thinking of a way to keep Above the Cut alive. After a lot of soul-searching and research, I decided to switch the focus of my business from a freelance model to a Patreon one.
I'm creating content on YouTube: short films, movie reviews, music, vlogs, documentaries and podcasts. I was doing this for free and working odd jobs in between, but I haven't been able to keep my head above water for two years. So if you're looking to watch Above the Cut Films, head on over to my Patreon page and subscribe and help keep me alive, eating, happy and working.
On this episode, we interview Michael Aaron Smith.
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