Always keeping up with what’s going on in our ever-changing industry can be a hassle sometimes. When having or delegating someone else maintain a certain aspect or area can be a relief. Like working on a film, it would be very hard to do everything on your own. That’s why we have others like the Director of Photography for the camera and lights, the Director for the talent, the Production Manager and Producer for all the paperwork and legalities. Using delegation and previous relationships can go far. Have someone else do the work for you and if they know how you like it done the process will be easy and flow like a river.
This previous month I have been working on an assignment for class. This assignment requires us to post links of resources that we use in our industry, and then give a brief description of what the source is and how everything works. Great and sounds simple. But when you run out of the “usual” things it’s not so simple. Going thru the usual sources that I use to purchase equipment and find crew and other sources that I provide to my crew to maybe make their life simpler and more enjoyable. Using the usual sources like Online Video Contest, Zooppa, B&H Photo, and Kuler. After you make your “A-List” resource list, make a “B-List” just incase something is going wrong on the first one in line.
Just like people the should be kept close as you use them as a resource to equipment, funding, support and other things, the internet holds a bigger crowd that can touch many more people. Also don’t burn the bridge with some of these companies or people because you’ll never know what they can provide to you unless you do. It always means something when you can say I’ve been using “a certain company” for “this long”.