Most film & video pros miss really out on this opportunity. If you do not use this trick you probably loose out on half or your potential projects that come your way. You know, when we are looking to buy something we are looking what other people say about the product or service that we are about to purchase. The same happens when clients are looking forward to work with you, wether you are a DP, producer, editor, make up artist anyone servicing the film and video industry. But most of us don’t use this trick to eliminate buying and hiring hesitation. And I get this because when clients hire production companies or talents it is an investment that no none wants to loose. Especially when hired the first time.
This happened to me regularly till not long ago. Imagine the following scenario:
A client hires me for shooting. Everything is agreed on and I’d get a phone call two days before the shoot and the client would ask: Can we have a break in between the shooting because the second interviewee isn’t ready till two hours after the first one is finished. We’ll pay you for your time but we don’t want to pay for the break in between.
Man, I hate those situations. What should you do? Do you just give in, lose money, and set yourself up for this kind of headache in the future? Or do you fight for your rights and put your relationship with the client into danger? What a catch 22. What can you do in order to prevent those situations that can cost you lots of money, or possibly a client?