Last Friday I was freaking out about not being able to find a team to produce the video for one of my singles, “Miss Vamberly”. A song will be much easier to spread online if it has a music video with it, so that is why I am holding on to the song despite my eagerness to get it out. It’s a summer song too, so I’m in a bit of a hurry to release the single before it gets cold and dark out.
So I cast out my net and got several responses, all from serious filmproducers with impressive resumés who all seemed like promising options. In fact, my hopes and expectations were exceeded by a million. And I have decided to go with a guy that is a really, really good filmproducer with an impressive resumé that has some great ideas already for the video! I don’t want to talk about who it is until we’ve at least filmed all the scenes and begun editing, but I can tell you my expectations have been exceeded by 10000% which makes me one lucky bastard!
And my lesson from all of this? I’ve learned not to let someone’s resumé scare me from contacting them. Most people aren’t hard-to-reach divas even though they seem like they should be, so aim high and contact the people you want to work with. If you act professional, positive and are short and to the point in your initial correspondence, chances are they will contact you if they are interested in what you have to say. Aim high people!