Tuesday, May 5, 2009

one minute for marriage is often too much to ask

rule number one of interviewing people: prepare yourself to ask the right questions and prepare your subject to answer them. you can't just stick a camera in someone's face and expect them to perform like a trained monkey. people are generally shy and don't have any idea how to communicate their ideas on a mass market.

i am no exception to that rule.

i am in charge of this project.

when i tell people about what i do, i always talk about this project. in conversation, it always perks people's interest. it is more compelling to them than street musicians or bruce bickford or anything i have done in the past and yet the project gets so little attention from the internet.

this might be more telling of my previous work than it is for the one minute for marriage project. the truth is, i don't think people really care to talk about it anymore.

if i want to create compelling content for one minute for marriage, i need to focus on three stories and tell them with care and precision.

as a local seattle videographer, i cannot rely on businesses and non-profits to give me work. i have to generate work for myself and make proposals based on what i feel are my strengths and skills. granted, i have no interest in running a non-profit but i might have to step it up a notch and make things happen on my own here.

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