Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Films for Clients

    I'm just now putting the finishing touches on a film that I'm doing for an organization called Mainstreet de Las Vegas, a cultural and historic preservation society in Las Vegas, NM. It's my first film for a client, and the experience has been interesting. Mediating between what your client envisions and what is practical to fit into a video of a certain length can be a challenge, but client input is by no means a hindrance. For this type of work, when your client comes to you with their idea,and  it amounts to a good portion of your job already being done. You don't have to pull a concept out of thin air. Your job is to just help your client realize what will work realistically and stylistically. For the most part, you have to take yourself out of the equation. There is no room for your "vision," artistic integrity, or ego in this type of work. It's about what the client wants. I'll post a link to the film when it is finished.