Media Production Mentoring

Free online film school designed with beginning filmmakers in mind.


So You Think You Want This?

If you've ever thought about going into media production, you should watch the video on this post first. I actually haven't had many examples of this happen to me, but there's definitely a vibe in that direction.

Actually, I tend to scare people off right away so this doesn't happen to me. I tell potential clients exactly how expensive it's going to be and that there are plenty of low-end videographers out there if they're just looking for someone to hold a camera and press record.

I'm not sure, but I think they tend to go that route--or sometimes take my suggestion that for that price they could ask their Uncle Earl to do it for them.

I find myself reminding people of the Production Triangle often. Sometimes they get it. Sometimes they don't.

 ~Luke Holzmann
Your Media Production Mentor


Anonymous said...

Good post. Good post. I've found myself turning down those "Uncle Earl" projects more and more recently...and haven't regretted it. They frequently take more time than their worth when you could be focusing on other projects.

Luke Holzmann said...

Completely agree, Jay. Glad you're finding it true that "firing" bad clients can be a very good thing to do.