Freelance Art/Photo Buyer
In a Nut Shell
Ellen has worked on both sides of the desk for over 20 years with an emphasis on production, research and clearances for a diverse range of clients including Academy award winning documentaries, Boutique ad agencies, photographers and stock agencies internationally.
What Does She Do?
• Art Buying and producing services • Estimating & budget management for stills and footage needs • Casting & talent negotiation • Location scouting and procurement • Hiring & Crew management (Hair/MakeUp Stylists, Set/Prop/Food Stylists, Digital Techs, Assistants, Retouchers) • On set Management & Co-ordination • Post Production management • Photo-editing, Keywording • Consulting for Stock Photography • Photo Research and Clearances
Where Does She Live and Where Would She Work?
Ellen is based in the Los Angeles and she is available for Remote work as well. She will also consider on-site work in NYC and SF. (On-site work not in her home town could require accommodations. It would depend on time of year and length of project. Please do still inquire)
What Do People Who Have Worked With Ellen Want You To Know About Her?
Joshua Wattles, Advisor in Chief at deviantART, Inc.
Ellen has done all kinds of creative assignments for deviantART. Her crown jewel was putting together and then managing an exemplary collection of over 1,000 photographs for sale as The DeviantART Collection on Fotolia. This collection has earned universal acclaim. Ellen is always available, very knowledgeable and a true professional in all of her dealings with particular skill as a curator and in artist relations.
Sheridan Stancliff, Co Founder at Novel Expression
I have worked with Ellen in various capacities over the years from consulting with her on stock image contributions to having her art direction on shoots. She is always at the top of her game in regard to industry knowledge and trends. She is always prepared, efficient, budget conscious and realistic in expectations. Ellen always comes to the table with great ideas, enthusiasm and the ability to get the job done. I will work with, hire and collaborate with her without hesitation.
What Are Some Fun Projects She Has Worked On?