Indi Words is dedicated to bringing artist to life. As every Artist knows, the greatest frustration is being seen. Whether you are a Writer, Director, Actor, Filmmaker, Producer or just love to create a good story then you know how frustrating it is to feel you have produced a great piece of work only to be invisible.
Indi Words wants to change that by giving artists a voice and a place to network with others to get projects off the paper and out to the world. Members can show their work, post projects as a job or share skills and collaborate to create projects.
Through our projects page, members can hire other members to do work in areas such as editing, producing, writing, sound, lighting, camera work and the list goes on.
Click below for more on how it works
1. What is Indi Words?
Indi Words is an online networking and outsourcing platform that puts artists, employers and businesses in contact with a global network of creative skilled Indi Members. Any member can post a film they have made or post a project, whether a short- or long-term job, and choose from skilled members who offer bid proposals with rate quotes and time estimates for completing the work. It's a mutually beneficial arrangement.
Employers can have their pick of thousands of Indi Members who have the exact skills needed to get the job done.
Indi Members can tap into a readily available source of constant part-time and full-time work opportunities from employers who are specifically seeking them out
2. How Indi Words can help you
Indi Words wants to bring artists together by creating a one-stop network. Once you have become a free member you will be able to post your work, network and offer your services.
• Sign up as a free member
• Create your profile
• Upload your work to your profile page
• Offer your skills for free or charge in our projects page
• Collaborate with other members to realize your vision
3. You can’t do it alone
As artist we all have a vision, but we can’t do it all. What good is a story that is never told? Having a great script, novel or short isn’t going to produce its self, nor is anyone going to steel your idea if no one knows about it. All of us have come up with a great idea or story and feel that they need to guard it incase someone steels your idea and goes on to become rich and famous. This unfortunately is not grounded in reality. There is an old saying “imitation is the greatest form of flattery” Don’t expect to be successful overnight based on one good film. It is a monster industry to break into, but the only thing that really counts is numbers. That is how many people see what you can do, and how you do it. So get your work out there!
Indi Words is going to embrace the download streaming world and use it to help the unknown artist. The world is a constantly changing medium, and we need to use every possible advantage to reach out. Our short film competition will be open and transparent voted by the public with plans to grow into an international film festival.
Indi Words believes in working together to bring a story to life. Here you can post projects and collaborate with artist in your region to make it happen. Working with others on voluntary bases helps all involved to gain vital experience and network in their region. Collaborations are a two way street that helps all of us rise from obscurity.
5. Upload your work
Upload your short film and feature films to the category that best suites and choose if you want to put it out for public viewing. As every artist knows the more people that you introduce to your work the better. To be brilliant and unknown is a life of frustration that most artists find themselves suffering. We live in a world of piracy, but conversely unknown talented artist don’t get a foot in the door because studios won’t risk breaking the mold. In turn the world misses out on the majority of brilliant and original films and stories that are produced.
6. How to sign up
Fill out a short registration, you will be asked to create a unique username for identification in our system. You will need to provide a valid email address and confirm that you have read our terms and conditions. You don't have to give any personal information to start your free Indi Words membership.
Confirm your email address. When you submit the registration form, we will send a verification email to the email address you provided upon signing up.
If you just want to watch free movies there is no more to do, or create your profile. Take a few minutes to provide some information about yourself and/or your business. This is an opportunity to let the Indi Words
Community know who you are as a person and what you're looking for professionally, so fill out your profile completely, and make sure it is free of typos, spelling mistakes, and grammatical errors. Users with incomplete profiles will not be allowed to bid on projects. Here are a few tips to complete your profile and get noticed:
Be sure to upload a photo to your profile. It's much easier to recognize and relate to a face than a username. You might want to consider using your full name or company name as your display name. The Brief Introduction or Professional Headline is a good place to make a solid first impression. It might be your company slogan or a list of the top skills you can offer to an employer. The Professional Headline should make other users want to know more about you.
Use the Biography section to give more detail about yourself. This is your chance to really make your profile stand out. Talk about your areas of interest, interest and past experience. Highlight your skills and let people in the Indi Words community know why you're the best member for the job. The information you provide will be stored in your profile to give other members an overview of your skills and/or needs. Indi Words does not share your personal or contact information with anyone.
7. Are there any Fees?
It is 100% free to become a member and stream movies, network and receive work.
Indi Words does not charge percentages nor does it charge the employee members. That is if you bid and receive the job, there is nothing to pay at any point, ever!
Indi Words wants to make things as simple as possible without large complicated formulas to take money out of your account without your consent. One of the biggest issues I hear about trading sites is fake profiles and fake job proposals. Generally this is done to take money from members excepting fake proposals and being charged percentage fees.
To stop scams and fake jobs being posted, Indi Words has a one off job posting fee of Five ($5) Australian dollars or roughly Four ($4) US Dollars. This not only helps to stop scams, it also helps you keep the site free and community based.
Indi Words is a community network for the purpose of putting artists together help show their work. Indi Words does not handle or hold project money. It is up to the members to come to agreements and terms. Indi Words does not take any responsibility for bad deals and issues arising from miscommunication as set out in the terms and conditions.
8. Short film festival
Welcome to Indi words inaugural short film competition. You are invited to submit your short film for a chance to win one of 3 prizes.
Indi Words short film completion is designed to be open and transparent. It is judged by the public and not by unknown judges. The more entries we get the more traffic it brings and the more your film gets seen.