This is the hardest message for most coming into the world of video to accept. You cannot truly make a professional video in isolation. Am I saying that one person can’t do everything? No. But can they do it well?
Consider the following:
- Video projects often have firm deadlines – Whether it’s an air date, a live event, a corporate meeting, or a project launch. Deadlines are standard in the world of video, having a team means bench strength and safety in numbers.
- You’ll make more money doing what you do best – How many photographers are magazine publishers? Does the graphic designer sell the advertisements and write all the stories? What about when publishing a book… does the author fire up their personal printing press?
- The creative mind is like a hive – Adding additional people that you trust can really lead to a better product. I find that having other professionals around keeps me from slipping into my old habits. It also leads to creative discussions that push the envelope and lead to a better outcome.