Job Opportunity: ISO Storytellers Who Can Shoot and Edit

Job Opportunity: ISO Storytellers Who Can Shoot and Edit

Storytellers, Raise Your Hands

Storytellers are in demand these days. Have you ever said, “If only you had the opportunity?” Are you that person who sits back and wonders when your big break is gonna come? Have you ever wondered when you’d be able to support yourself as a creative professional—no side gigs necessary? Well, this may be your opportunity. 

We have a client who is looking for diverse storytellers who can shoot and edit. Can you conceptualize dope stories, shoot them and then edit them to perfection? Are you always coming up with something new? New story idea? New way to shoot a concept? Do you care about what’s going on in the world around you? Do you want to contribute to the conversation? And possibly most importantly, are you fast and efficient? 

If you are a production company looking for diverse candidates, please consider a partnership with Black TV Film Crew. We have a network of over 7k professionals throughout the US, Africa and the UK.

 

This ongoing position is for shooters based in New York City, Connecticut and the Northeast area. Preference is given to members of Black TV Film Crew. So, join us on IG, Facebook and our newsletter. Let’s show the world that inclusion is a good word.

Please submit your resume and reel to us at BlackTVFilmCrew AT gmail.com.

Side note: We’ve been connecting with lots of creatives lately and some storytellers who can edit have told us they don’t have a reel. Your competition has a reel. They do. Your competition has links for days. Your competition has a resume that looks like Maya Angelou wrote it. There is a quote that goes, “Don’t get ready, be ready.” What are we doing in our downtime if we are not getting ready? Let’s be ready for these opportunities by getting our resumes and reels together. 

If you need help with your resume or reel, let us know. 

STEADICAM Operator On Set

STEADICAM Operator On Set

That’s right! We have some STEADICAM operators in the crew. Everybody say what’s up to Flyboy who is in Kentucky right now on set with Orlando Jones! Amazing. They look like they’re having a good time!

Peace!!!

Ps. Keep sending us your photos. Just tag us on Instagram.

Squeaky Moore: Talks The Art of the Pitch

Squeaky Moore: Talks The Art of the Pitch

Squeaky Moore #100 PitchesSqueaky Moore a friend to content creators!

Squeaky Moore is a writer, director and producer and founder of Moore Squeaky Productions. She recently wrote and published #100Pitches: Mistakes I’ve Made So You Don’t Have To. We interviewed Squeaky after seeing her presentation of #100Pitches at General Assembly in Santa Monica. What is your goal for your book? My goal was to educate content creators, specifically women and minorities on how to pitch. I felt like when I was in pitching, there was so much that I didn’t know. When I reached out to my peers, many of them didn’t have the answers either. This book came from a place of frustration and on the heels of Oscars So White. We’re not showing up because we don’t know what to do.
Only the strong will survive this game period.

How persistent do you have to be to succeed in this business? You have to be a stalker. Start engaging. Because I am research focused, I find out where they are and who I’m trying to get in front of. If someone I want to engage is at an award ceremony, I try to be there. One thing I learned from my experiences is to reach out. If a person who I want to connect with is going to be at an event, I’ll say, “Hey, I’ll be there and would love to meet you.” I do this after I’ve been engaging already. And, I have my 10 – 15 second pitch ready to go.

Content Creators Can’t Be Afraid to Reach Out

What’s the secret to getting people familiar with your content? Stay engaged. Reach out to production company owners… Stay out there. When you have something going on, let them know. Include them on a newsletter. Send them an email and say, “I love to send you a copy.”  If you keep the conversation going,  over time people will begin to check you out. What is the best social media platform for content creators? LinkedIn is one of my top social media platforms. I get the most responses from LinkedIn. If you make the information pertinent, it can really work for you. You have to use your instincts. Remember: If you constantly position yourself as an authority, then that’s what will help you.
Stay out there. Stay engaged.

How do you get over rejection? Perspective is everything. Where your head game is. I don’t look at any situation as I failed. I touched base. I didn’t get the outcome that I wanted, but I made an acquaintance. I have an open door. So, when I have the next idea, it’s gonna work. Once I get in the door, once I connect, whatever it is, I know I’m building a relationship and the door will open. You have to change your perspective.   Inside Scoop: Squeaky works with content creators on their pitches as well as reviewing pitch packages for investors, networks, etc. If you’d like to reach out to Squeaky, please visit her website and let her know Black TV Film Crew sent you!