Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.
A. Varies from events to corporate and documentary.
Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A. If possible try to meet one on one to make sure this is someone you can work with. Effective communication is the most important element in having a positive experience.
Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?
A. Keeping up with the ever changing technology is a challange. Our industry combines a multitude of toos from video, audio, lights, software, computers and more. I take time to attend shows and conventions related to my field and subscribe to several magazines to stay on top of things.
Q. What questions should a consumer ask to hire the right service professional?
A. How long have you produced my type of videos?
What are your qualifications and Education?
Do you work well with others?
Are you discreet on location? (For Events)
Q. What important information should buyers have thought through before seeking you out?
A. Do not shop based on cost only. You get what you pay for. My advise find someone that can produce a quality product and have them customize a package for you. More footage is not always better, experience and style are paramount. If you are on a tight budget you can tape the most important parts of the event and cut down on time.
Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?
A. Simply I communicate well with my clients, define their needs and likes to attain the highest product possible. I hold a B.A and an M.A degrees in the field, with professional schooling at AFI (American Film Institute) and UCLA. I worked 20 years in the field including as a Technical Director/Production Specialist for an ABC affiliate. This background with hands on experience allows me to be creative and make each project appeal to it's unique audience.
Q. What do you like most about your job?
A. Meeting new people and creating a product that they can cherish.
Q. What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A. How much will it cost? We provide a quote, but also can customize a package to meet your needs and budget.
Q. What do you wish customers knew about you or your profession?
A. I am easy going and enjoy making a difference in peoples lives.
Q. If you were advising someone who wanted to get into your profession, what would you suggest?
A. This profession requires knowledge of scriptwriting, videography, lighting, sound, videography, editing, camera blocking and more. Go to college to learn theory and basics then do an internship. Make as many videos as you have time for.