Back in biz part 2…

The basic groundwork has been laid for the business. Right now it’s just me and the gear and my worksite, thinknews. But in order to make this viable I need an extended list of folks who have professional experience AND who I can work with. The latter is right up there with the experience because if I can’t work with someone…if I can’t trust them totally…they are useless.

This next week is dedicated to contacting old co-workers and friends to get their information, gear list, and rates. The purpose is threefold:

1. Want to be able to hand off jobs I cannot take due to scheduling or other constraints.
2. Want subcontractors for any jobs I get that require more than me and my gear.
3. Want folks who are lower and higher on the food chain than me – once again for referrals. Most of the folks I plan to work with are right in my range with rates and gear…a few have more/better gear and a few have less/more prosumer gear. If I get a client I feel I cannot serve due to their needs, I still want to make them happy by referring them to someone who can service their budget and needs.

So far…so good. Seems there is an overabundance of cameramen/editors but (wow) a shortage of talent/narrators. I’ve actually been eyeballing the husband (with his amazing shock of white hair) as talent. ??? Was that the sound of the door slamming and rapid retreat of footsteps???

2 thoughts on “Back in biz part 2…

  1. If you just need someone to track video without appearing on-air. I know of one, possibly two people in Spokane and one in Lewiston, ID who would do it over the internet.

    On-air talent…know someone who does that but again, he’s in Spokane.

  2. Will let you know…thanks Amanda. Anyone on-air has to be in my area…can’t afford to fly folks in and out. But narration is another matter. One thing to keep in mind – as I keep reminding myself AND everyone else. This is a beginning. It will NOT blossom overnight or give everyone nice juicy big jobs. It is meant to be a part time retirement plan so I can continue to have fun and make videos.

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