Why limit yourself?
Why follow the trend?
Why not go outside the norm?
Think outside the box!
Go one step further!
If you do not believe you can do it, then you have no chance at all. The mind is the limit, and we all know there is no limit to the power of the mind. As long as the mind can envision the fact that you can do something, you can do it.
With that said, to do better you must start thinking of doing better and it will be applied in your everyday movements.
When we hear or use the phrase, “We can do better” or “You can do better”, it is usually in reference to people not giving of their best or achieving the highest standard possible. In this instance however we are referring to service, the quality of your product and an all round attitude.
How can we do better as a part of a Caribbean Film or Video Production Team?
Here are a few simple ways:
When you receive an email respond as quickly as possible. No more “I’ll get to that later.”
If you are asked to do a task and have committed yourself to it, DO IT.
Service to the client is of utmost importance. No is not an option, within reason, “I’ll see what I can do” is a much more positive response.
Time management is important. Time is money! Manage all aspects of time properly. Budget over runs can be very costly.
The all round experience for the client is important. Remember that they may be visitors too and although here for work experiencing the culture and hospitality of the island goes a long way.
Service vs. Servitude
In production we provide a service and the job has to be done, bottom line.
If a hole needs to be dug then you dig it not because you are being subservient but because it increases production value and make a better looking shot.
Garbage needs picking up, then pick it up. A clean set lends to a happier working environment.
Doing the above mentioned does not make you a slave or put you in a position of servitude. It makes being a part of a production team more valuable and the clients experience unforgettable. These Values are some of the stepping-stones in Doing Better according to 13º North Standards.
We set out to raise the bar in Caribbean Productions.
(Written by Kirk Dawson)Barbados, Caribbean, Film, Helpful Tips, Productions, Standards, Video