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#1 Joe Perri

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 10:06 PM

This question goes out to the more seasoned professionals. So when you reach a point in you career where not a lot of work is coming your way... You have to reach out to your contacts, right? The reason why I ask is that I have been pretty busy the past 2 years with work just coming to me. I've never really had to reach out, now I do. So I ask if there is any proper etiquette to abide by when contacting former line producers, UPM's, coordinators and fellow camera guys. Should I just keep it simple and say "Hey hope all is well. I am available"? How have you guys handled slow times in the past? Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks.


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#2 Richard Boddington

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Posted 04 December 2013 - 01:05 AM

I get five emails or phone calls a week from past crew asking me if I have anything upcoming they can work on.  It's totally fine, I don't mind at all.  A quick email is all you need.

 

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#3 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 04 December 2013 - 04:48 AM

^^ seconded.

Also might be nice to invite them out for a drink or a coffee if they get free time to catch up. Make it more friendly than work, if that's the type of relationship you have or think you could have.


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