I don’t have a current day job. Not by choice; I’d gladly dive into a traditional nine-to-fiver. But this is LA; unemployment is off the charts, and for every new job opening there are 100 to 300 people applying for it.
That being said, I do have occasional gigs which come through on a semi-regular basis. I create corporate videos.
Corporate videos can be terrific ways to build muscle. They are brief, so the writing and filmmaking must be succinct. The information must be easy on the ears, and delivered in an engaging and interesting manner. And, if you are lucky (and I am) to work with a cool group, then you won’t want to shoot yourself in the head for taking these gigs.
Over the holiday, I had a wonderful opportunity to create videos for the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce. The project was a historical perspective of the impact of the LAACoC upon the growth of Los Angeles. I spent a few weeks gathering up anecdotes and bits of trivia like a squirrel gathering nuts. And, I had a ball doing it.
Check it out – you’ll discover that Universal Studios was founded on a chicken ranch… and other things that could only happen in L.A. –
It’s nice work, when you can get it.
Now, go write.
HRH, Princess Scribe