If you’re an up and coming event and/or corporate video producer looking to stake your claim in this business, I have a proposition for you. I’m putting together a mentorship program and I’m really excited about it.
I’ve always had a passion for sharing what I’ve learned over the years, and I feel that a mentorship is one of the best ways to do that. Here’s how it works:
- You’ll get ongoing training and coaching on topics like sales, marketing, branding, and production.
- An in-depth analysis of your business and how to evolve it.
- Ongoing review and feedback of your work to help you grow as an artist and business person.
- An opportunity to collaborate on projects involving some of the biggest names in the worlds of professional video production and photography.
You will be paid a modest compensation per project. But, this is first and foremost an educational and networking opportunity.
The objective of the mentorship program is to help take your career to the stratosphere. I’ve had the opportunity to play a mentor role to three people over the past seven years, and each has had significant strides in their careers:
- The first became the head of video and media production for one of the largest, most diverse churches in Silicon Valley; one whose pastor is nationally syndicated.
- The second went on to the management of one of the largest, most successful independent production companies in the SF Bay Area.
- The third has earned national attention specifically due to experience and exposure attained working for us, and has gone on to produce work for some of the biggest names in professional photography.
We’re looking to fill two spots, ideally one for a shooter and one for an editor. Here are the qualifications we’re looking for:
- Integrity and trustworthiness is essential.
- An online sample of work that shows creative, cutting edge cinematography and/or editing.
- Your own equipment. (35mm adapter ownership and/or experience is preferred). If you’re an editor, you must use Final Cut Studio.
- Canon 5D Mark II ownership (and knowing how to use it) is a HUGE plus.
- Steadicam, Glidecam, or equivalent ownership is preferred.
- Willingness and ability to travel (you do not need to live in the Atlanta area, but it is preferred you’re located within the continental United States).
- Willingness to commit at least one year to the program.
With a new book by PeachPit Press on its way, development of new online programming for F-Stop Beyond, and a number of projects for high profile artists in the works, I guarantee you’ll have an amazing learning experience.
Tim Sanders, best selling author of “Love is the Killer App” and “The Likeability Factor” says that “your network is your net worth.” This mentorship program is a great way to build that.
If you’re interested in applying for the program, please email me at email@example.com.
Note: Being in the mentorship program does not mean you have to give up your business. Continue to run it as you normally would. You will be a hired contractor, not an employee.