What do you do? Are you an agency or something?
We are a ‘first contact’ service. You request an editor, colourist, motion graphic designer etc and we contact over 200 candidates in one fell swoop. Of those that are interested and available, we select between one and three for you to consider. We don’t get involved beyond finding your talent, and matching you up. We’re more like a dating service than an agency.
So is it like a “jobs board”?
Categorically no – not at all! We are intermediaries that handpick the best talent who are interested and available for your specific job. We follow up to make sure you’re happy. We are people. Jobs boards don’t do that.
So if your main service is free – do you mind me asking how do you guys make money?
Not at all. Our talent pay us a percentage if (and only if) they win work through us.
Where can I see talent show reels and CVs?
Samples of work are to be found in the match-up email in the form of links to online video. You can also request more links or CVs directly from the talent.
What are the talent's rates?
They vary and YourCrew has nothing to do with them whatsoever. Don’t worry – this is a good thing! Many agencies will charge you an inflated rate for an operator and in turn pay the operator much less. So, far from getting what you pay for, you pay for one thing and get something worth far less. That clearly sucks. Pay properly, get work done. Let’s not mess with that formula. You can, if you prefer set a budget for your job when you make a request.
I’m not looking for a master craftsperson, just a recent graduate should do fine. Can you help?
Yes. Perhaps you are looking to pay a little less for the operator because you don’t need the most experienced/skilled for your not-for-broadcast corporate job. No problem. We do have good quality graduates and less experienced operators who are happy to work for a reduced rate. It is assumed that standard industry rates apply unless otherwise specified. This is made completely clear on the REQUEST FORM.
What stops me from working with these editors in the future without using YourCrew?
Nothing – go for it! (See – told you we weren’t like those ‘agencies’). The thing is that everyone likes to have their own favourite editors on their books. We know that! In the future, if you need other talent, we’re here for you.
Can we request several candidate's details for general ongoing work?
The answer is Yes…but we discourage it. The best approach is to use our 24 hour free service as jobs come up – and then keep the details of the candidates for further work in future. The talent options we give you now may not be available when you need them. So in a way, requesting names to build up your books defeats the purpose of our service which is to find you great candidates who are available when you need them. We won’t say no to your request but please be aware that it will incur a fee approximately equal to the day rate of a single freelancer.