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Charles Perkins October 13th, 2006 06:13 AM

how do you find work?
 
i'm sort of new to this game.

i've made a well recived film, i've edited an extreme sports tv show, but now i'm finding it hard to get any work.

how do you go about finding work in your area? i'd be pleased to have anywork paid or unpaid. i'll do small jobs, big jobs i'll help ut with anything, i just want some experience to fill out my CV.

so how do you find work? i'm in london, UK by the way if it makes a diffrence.

are there website where i can look for work?

Chris Hurd October 13th, 2006 06:47 AM

Moved from Open DV Discussion to Taking Care of Business.

Don Donatello October 13th, 2006 10:42 AM

from experience - when one is starting out IMO 70% of media jobs comes down to WHO you know !! you can send resumes/sample reels out and you might get a interview BUT if you know a person/name at the place - they can get you a interview .. you usually need a NAME - you make a call to a place and you use the NAME which usually gets you a interview and/or it will get your reel on the right desk ...
you need to NETWORK .. go to places where media types hand out after work or on friday nights - meet them - pass out cards ... ask if they know who's hiring , need help with project .. if anybody gives you a name/phone # CALL it ...
call persons you've worked with in past/present - ask who's doing what etc.

"i'd be pleased to have anywork paid or unpaid. i'll do small jobs, big jobs i'll help out with anything, i just want some experience to fill out my CV"

in hollywood there are many 100's (probably 1000's) that will work for free to make contacts ... you need to have PERSISTANCE ..have to hear NO many times a day and not let it affect you ... you have to do more then make phone calls -you have to get out there and shake some hands ...

Ash Greyson October 13th, 2006 12:31 PM

NETWORKING! For the first time in my life, I am printing up some business cards for a big press run/networking visit to LA. I dont even have a real reel or a website but I have worked steady for the past 10 years and been CRAZY busy since I went 100% freelance last year. Pretty amazing the clients that fall in my lap even living in Broken Arrow, OK. Major League Baseball, huge churches, national TV shows, record labels and now I have a huge deal on the brink of going thru.

You not only must be talented but you have to be a great person, especially at this level. Smile, shake hands, spread the word and be GREAT at what you do.



ash =o)


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