Think you're ready to be an indie video producer? Here are 10 items I had to find for a recent video shoot. If you can find them too, you might be up to the task.
I've talked before about the fact that an indie video producer doesn't have the luxury of making excuses. When the client expects a specific object in the video, it's the producer's job to get it to the set. When a ball is dropped, it becomes the producer's job to fix whatever went wrong. A producer has to be able to think fast and on their feet; to make things happen when no one else can (and when they're not willing to do what it takes.)
So, if I ever have to hire another producer, I'm going to schedule an interview with the candidate and have them show up to the meeting as if it was just a typical job interview. But before I even talk to them or discuss the job, or the details, or what I'm looking for—when they walk in, I'm going to give them a list of objects to source. Find all 10 in 24 hours? The job is yours.
Think you've got what it takes? Put yourself to the test: Here are 10 items I had to find for a recent video shoot.