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#1 Jonathan O'Neill

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Posted 02 June 2016 - 06:52 AM

Just wondering where you guys find your work mostly? Through directors, producers, production managers etc? And does this differ for music videos, commercials, short films, features?

How much is it through referrals vs you approaching them?

What do you find best works for drumming up work? a great reel, awards, mass emailing, physical mailers, in person ‘networking’...?

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#2 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 02 June 2016 - 07:05 AM

Being the offspring of a rich, well-connected TV producer is usually the best way.

 

Unfortunately that's hard to arrange after the fact!

 

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#3 Brian Drysdale

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Posted 02 June 2016 - 07:20 AM

You have to build up contacts, go to the events they go to, get involved with people in an area of interest by knocking on their door so they meet you. It takes time, easier to if you're assist camera than a DP because you can work for more people.


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#4 Mark Kenfield

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Posted 02 June 2016 - 07:35 AM

Hustle. Hustle. Hustle.


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#5 Jan Tore Soerensen

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Posted 02 June 2016 - 09:09 AM

Most of the work I have gotten from doing cold calls and approaching businesses in person. Naturally, I get some work from the contacts I make that way.


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#6 Richard Boddington

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Posted 02 June 2016 - 09:57 AM

Being the offspring of a rich, well-connected TV producer is usually the best way.

 

Unfortunately that's hard to arrange after the fact!

 

P

 

My boys are both banned from the movie industry, I'll be working to keep them out! They can get REAL jobs like, maybe....doctor.

 

R,


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#7 Jan Tore Soerensen

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Posted 02 June 2016 - 11:14 AM

 

My boys are both banned from the movie industry, I'll be working to keep them out! They can get REAL jobs like, maybe....doctor.

 

R,

That makes no sense. 


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#8 JD Hartman

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Posted 02 June 2016 - 05:56 PM

That makes no sense. 

 

 Maybe he'd like his children to have a job or career that provides: steady income; fixed place of work; paid benefits; environmental controls and comfortable workplace; company matching 401k retirement.:


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#9 Jan Tore Soerensen

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Posted 02 June 2016 - 08:09 PM

What he would like for his children, really doesn't matter. What matters is what they want. You can't live your life on other peoples opinions, even if they are your parents.


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#10 Bill DiPietra

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Posted 02 June 2016 - 09:34 PM

What he would like for his children, really doesn't matter. What matters is what they want. You can't live your life on other peoples opinions, even if they are your parents.

 

This forum has been straying WAY OFF point for a while now, but this takes the cake.  Now, one member is telling another how to raise his kids?!...

 

It's called cinemotgraphy.com for a reason.  Keep the threads & posts within acceptable parameters, please.


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#11 Robin R Probyn

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Posted 02 June 2016 - 10:33 PM

Jan.. you dont have kids do you.. :).. they must obey their parents at all times.. !


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#12 Jonathan O'Neill

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Posted 03 June 2016 - 04:53 AM

Hustle. Hustle. Hustle.

Thanks!


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#13 Michael LaVoie

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Posted 03 June 2016 - 09:16 AM

For the DP position, in everyone's personal experience, has that recommendation that got you the gig come from a:

  • Director
  • UPM
  • Producer / E.P.
  • 1st A.D.
  • Production Coordinator

Have you noticed a difference as to which position reaches out to you when the job was:

  • Commercial
  • Reality TV
  • Scripted TV
  • Feature Narrative / Feature Doc
  • Corporate / Industrial

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#14 Jan Tore Soerensen

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Posted 03 June 2016 - 10:21 AM

 

This forum has been straying WAY OFF point for a while now, but this takes the cake.  Now, one member is telling another how to raise his kids?!...

 

It's called cinemotgraphy.com for a reason.  Keep the threads & posts within acceptable parameters, please.

I'm not even to the slightest telling anyone how to raise their kids. It was a general comment, not aimed at anyone in particular. I am sorry if that was misunderstood.


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#15 Macks Fiiod

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Posted 03 June 2016 - 02:10 PM

If you wish to work online, build a following surrounding the projects you produce on your own. Turn heads by yourself and others will want a piece in exchange for cash money dollar bills (through Paypal).


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