July 27, 2016 at 11:23AM, Edited July 27, 11:25AM

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Land cold clients in your backyard like a champ

Every single one of us film and video guys & gals struggle with finding paid work in between our projects. Once we do find them, we lower our prices and de-value our time, our skills, and this industry as a whole just to close a deal. Yep, you and I may be one-man bands, but we do not do this thing called film and video in a vacuum.

After mounds of doing the wrong thing like a chump, I've learned what not to do when it comes to pitching the folks in my backyard. I know that I have a solution to their stagnant marketing, and they need it. I know because I want to tell stories of hope that will impact millions. I believe that's possible, and I'm going to push for it with my every breath, and it starts with the producers just down the road.

Who's your audience, and how are you going to serve them? Will you do it at all costs or just always "talk" about your film? I want you to tell stories that are going to change the face of your city if not this world.

So what's holding you back from landing a paid job downtown?

Get a leg up: http://churchfilms.com/blog/cold-pitch-video-clients

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