Choosing the right projects to work on can be tricky. When I first began I would work on any project that came my way. If it was a paid project I would film and edit. This led me to working on some pretty interesting music videos and other projects I would never choose to work on now. Other projects were horrible took up valuable time. Some projects turned out pretty bad. So bad I didn’t want to attach my name and be associated to them. Since then I have become increasingly busier with my film work. I was able to select the projects I wished to work on, however, if I didn’t choose the right one there would be consequences...not always favourable ones! I recently read an interview with Andrew from Sea Chant and absolutely loved the three questions he asks himself before they take on a project:
- What would it be like to do this?
- Are we the right people to do it?
- Do we belong there doing it?
These three simple questions eliminate the guess work of selecting my next project. It streamlines the process as to whether I am the right fit for the client and their project. I do understand not everybody is in a position to pick and choose their work, but I feel it’s crucial in determining if you are the most suitable candidate for the client’s project.