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#1 mmonte000

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Posted 10 November 2005 - 01:00 AM

Hey everyone. I just dp'd a feature, most of the scenes will be outstanding for my reel, but I don't know how I should market myself. Should I send my reel to a bunch of DP's asking if the need cameramen or a bunch of directors who may need DP's? How do I find these people, and what would be the best way to contact them? Email? Phone? Mail? How do you guys market yourselves?

The feature I just shot (a horror/drama/comedy) won't even be finished until a year from now. Is it okay to still say I shot a feature?

-Chris Reilly (DP, Camera Operator)
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#2 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 10 November 2005 - 02:02 AM

Sure you can say you shot a feature, since you did.

I have no idea how to market myself. I mainly get jobs from people I've worked with before, or people who talked to people I worked with before...
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#3 Richard Boddington

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Posted 10 November 2005 - 12:11 PM

Well then geez David how are you going to DP a 100 million dollar feature if you don't know how to market yourself?

Don't you have to schmooz to get those jobs?

R,
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