Dec 9th 2006, 11:32 PM
Anyone have any information about how to get one's foot in the door working video production on sporting events on the weekends? (Think college sports)
Dec 10th 2006, 04:18 AM
I could tell you, but then I'd have to kill you. :D
I'll tell you how I started... the owner/EIC of the truck my station rented for Derby coverage gave me a contact for ESPN regional. They hired me for some basketball/football games.
A TD on those crews also did some crewing and he hired me for some games.
A camera guy gave me contact information for Jefferson Pilot (now Lincoln Financial), so now I'm on their crew list.
No offense, but since I don't know you or your work, I'm not going to give you any of those contacts. THAT'S the problem you have to beat. People won't give away their contacts for one reason or another: they either see it as introducing competition for THEIR jobs, or THEY don't want to look bad if you "don't work out".
That being said, I don't have a problem giving you this contact, because it's just on the internet... Nicky Nichols Productions (http://www.nnproductions.com). Follow the instructions on the page.
Other than that, it's all networking. Find someone who freelances who knows your work, and pick their brain.