ARE YOU INTERESTED IN MUSIC INDUSTRY JOBS AND VIDEO PRODUCTION JOBS, IN AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND, OR WORKING DOING ONLINE TASKS WHEREVER YOU ARE?
THERE IS NO PAID POSITION FOR YOU TO WALK INTO BUT IF YOU ARE WILLING TO COMMIT TO WORKING WITH US WE WILL CREATE OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOU.
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At the moment, I am really look for strong new promotions directions, and the thing is we still get a few people coming to us with skills who want to work doing promotions with music, or have video production skills.
We need to able to offer these services in the form of a product that our customers, clients want to purchase. But how, why?
They see examples. They see examples of the work, they get the message they see our ability to deliver that message on a budget.
This is where we could see ourselves as an ad agency, if we’re trying to sell ourselves, sell our stories, sell a story that can sell to our customer’s customer, then we are an ad agency. I just want people who know how to promote.
At the moment we don’t need this idea, it’s just me getting excited because I want to do promo stuff, and I see the potential when you can deliver a product.
But there’s no point in launching into such a risky large scale undertaking, for now, I focus on short term promotion, promoting myself, my music, my videos, and my first step is through involving others in what I’m doing, hoping to spread my influence. But the ideas obviously do need to be stronger.
Maybe there is more to be seen in the content of the work, but the point is, we want to bring people’s skills on board in order to advance a model of promoting a product through producing media cheaply. We experiment with what can be achieved on a budget by trying different things.
There still seems to be an opportunity to bring people together to work on projects, such as this cohort concept, that we bring people on board to get involved so that we are immediately exposing our ideas to new people who are invested, and will push your profile, brand and content so that it can reach new audiences.
How do we deal with these people? Well it depends on the level on which we are being approached or are approaching and the first group this concept applies to are those who are approaching me about my business and getting a job doing a music industry job or video production work. I have to tell them there is no paid positions established presently.
So what do I tell them to give them a clear idea?
DEAR POTENTIALLY MUSIC VIDEO JOB WORKING PERSON:
I don’t have any paid positions available at the moment, but there is still a lot of opportunities available for those interested in learning about music and online promotion, interested in co-operating around online music promotions projects, and building up skills you can make available should the opportunity for paid work arise.
It’s not usually the sort of thing you walk straight into a job doing, you have to commit to holding an intern type of position until you have learnt skills that the clients that approach me will want to use. However, there is a lot of opportunity to move into the gaps once you have those skills as I am mainly focused on CD/DVD production and youtube now, but all the channels I used to carry out this work are still open and ready to be used by someone who’s willing to learn.
These sort of skills and knowledge you can gain about digital promotions will be useful in any commercial situation, and there is the opportunity to use what you pick up primarily testing ideas promoting yourself, your own content, your own work.
There are opportunities if youre interested, you just may have to commit some effort upfront investing into your skills before youre in a position to earn an income.
EXTRA VIDEO PRODUCTION JOBS PERSON VERSION
Thanks for your mail. I’m not sure how much you know about my operation, but in terms of video production it is a little bit of an empty vessel at the moment.
My specialty at the moment is crafting media services at ultra competitive prices and my main business is producing CD’s and DVD’s which has been very successful up until this point, but I am also aware that due to technology this cannot continue long term.
That is why I have begun setting up the video production business in preparation for taking the same approach in the future as I did that made the CD / DVD business so successful, that is, being extremely competitive on price in order to establish a viable client base.
I am confident I can do this, but this may unfold slowly, however if there were people who had the technical skills that I lack available, that would give me more confidence going forward – my strengths are in marketing, business, customer service, not in technical skills, thought I am learning.
What that means is that there is not paid position available nor is there likely to be this year, however it would be useful to me to have someone to offer editing skills, especially on my own projects as I am working to lift the standard of my product to a more professional level, that shows clients some good examples of work that is adequate to what they require.
Unfortunately, part of getting established means there may not be a lot of money initially, but if you were interested in freelance projects and were able to offer competitive costs that I could work with, then that allows me to produce a better product, be more confident when approaching potential clients, deliver good work at low cost, and establish a viable ongoing clientele.
Also theres modern aspects of outsourcing to consider. Cheap labour means that a lot of work can be completed cheaply elsewhere, but this still requires somebody with technical proficiency to supervise and evaluate the standard of work produced by editors working overseas, and most likely do little fixes and patch ups in situations where a client is requesting particular details and changes.
There is a lot of opportunity here of course because I can also deliver these services for clients overseas, which means we can be very competitive on price on certain projects delivered potentially to australia, america, UK, etc.
I currently practice by doing music videos and working with models, this is not something I am able to charge for, however if you were willing to provide some support on these projects at a modest – perhaps very modest rate – then that means I can get closer to the point where I am confident in the product im able to present, and can focus on my strengths, which is marketing, business development, and working with clients.
I’m thinking about promotion but I’m also thinking about productivity, I got some stuff on trademe finally, we want more stuff going out the door, out of here!
We want to be more focused we talked about that, which means cracking down on distracting online, ocd type behaviour, I think it would be horrifying to see how much time is wasted simply dawdling.
What is the next step in terms of this?
Actual concrete ideas to break through. We need to deal with these videos, so my plan is to go and buy some costumes and enlist people to help with filming and then get it going organically before I start to involve different models.
I was getting frustrated because I got these issues happening around the situation with these models and such.
I didn’t sell it well, I was unconfident and unsure, and it hasn’t worked out in terms of getting the girls on board.
I needed to know how to take a step forward. Any step forward to get me moving out of the mud because I was stagnating, frustrated that I couldn’t get these models together in a way where I felt I could deal with them.
As usual it’s about momentum, getting the wheels turning means we can start gathering the momentum to make the jump.
So first the letter for the music industry job applicants, rolling forward our cohort process, I was back on the invoice game, pushing that out, I slapped out another one just then, I wanted them out the door, I get jumped up. Doing my adsense, doing these little tasks, I am looking at the forex. The truth is forex and domains are little out the back business issues where no urgency exists until we are sitting here with no work. If I have money coming in there’s no need to concern ourselves with this.
Although this only takes us back to the point where we do have to deal with the models, at least I feel clean and clear heading back into deal with that. That was the whole point now I feel ready to tackle it.
I’m going to buy a suit for myself, then I feel confident back in my own zone, doing me as the crazy guy, not asking the girls to do anything I’m not doing. When I can get going filming without the girls, with my own costume, then I don’t feel dependent on the girls to make everything happen.
I need to stop trying to do too much. I just have seen how easy it is to mess up a shot, so I try to do as much stuff as possible so we know there’s something to use. But it’s getting out of control and we stagnate.
We need to have clear ideas. We need to visualize more clearly exactly what will be seen, even if you have to write it out.
Youtube promo is about commenting and connecting in various ways, but we see the extension of the cohort. Models are being paid, video editors are being paid, we’re getting a better product, we’re building the cohort, then we stretch it out from there. Who wants to be involved. What are you trying to do? Make good youtube collaborations. If you’ve got an idea, cool, otherwise I’ve got an idea I’m working on.
How do we attract people? Online, we’re growing out, there’s starnow, big idea, we’ll be on youtube, and then I will begin to advertise, and I will begin to advertise worldwide for kids to contribute video productions to a drum and bass channel and be paid if I use their stuff.
We have seperate ad campaigns we have videos targeting video editors, video producers, kids, models, people looking to work in auckland too, this is where we begin to build the cohort. I’m sure we’ll gather our dirty dozen like that and I will be able to reward them, especially as they reward me not only kickstarting the quality of the content to a much higher level, but also the beginnings of a fanbase, having a crew.
Then again we must look at promo options, and how the content will hook people in and how I’m planning to push it forward.
Well we’re making video. I don’t care if there’s money in it, I’m doing what I want to do, what I’m excited about, that’s what I said, when you’re excited about something, be excited because it doesn’t last.