Video Production as a Gift – Farm #1
- Posted on 25th July 2017
- in Entertainment, entertainment books, Final Cut Pro, Video Editing, Video Production, Video Production & Editing
- by Ben
As a video production pro I rarely “give it away”, the only things I have to sell are my skill and experience. Anyone can buy the hardware and software to create a video production. Anyone can buy a car too, but only the most skilled drivers compete (and win) professional races.
My nephew and niece-in law, Ken and Chris, have about two hundred acres in the rolling hills of central New Jersey upon which sits a big house, a three car garage with a gym in the attic, a pool, two ponds, a big hot-tub, a small lake and a tennis court. And anyone in the family is always welcome. For my wife and me it has all the appeal of a luxurious vacation spot (except room service).
When we stay there I always feel that I want to give them a gift and as the only professional video production guy in the family I have the ability to create a unique one. If I were to calculate my fee for the hours I put into this video production for a client the bill would probably be very close to the cost of a week’s vacation in a place not as wonderful as “the farm”. So it’s a win/win.
This is my first “thank you” video shot in 2010. (Youtube blocked the original version for music copyright so I found a beautiful alternative that, with a little tweaking, fit the cuts.)
As of this writing there are two more of these to come, stay tuned.
Meanwhile for more tales of my adventures in video production click here and get book three of my memoirs, Waiting for Elizabeth. And for film and TV commercial production stories have a look at book two, Circumstances Beyond My Control.