Wow, last week was a crazy one! As I mentioned in my post last week I have been busy working on ways to find more clients and to build my business. I put a decent amount of effort into networking, blogging, and generally trying to get the business name out there. Sometimes I wonder if all the effort is just a waste of my time and resources.
Last week I had an opportunity pop up that I was excited about. How the rest of the week went I was not prepared for. One opportunity after another started to come in, and I found myself slammed trying to keep up with everything. I was also in shock that everything was happening at once.
It all started with me getting a meeting setup with Disney Junior to discuss ways my company might be able to help them on future projects. As far as I know there is no specific project, but instead to get on their list of vendors. I thought it would be a great way to open up opportunities for my company, and a chance to add a great client.
Then a guy that is working for a team of scientist who are working to solve the energy crisis with clean solar, water, and air energy contacted me. They are looking to make a 3-5 minute CG animated short talking about what they want to do. It would be a really fun project.
Then I was contacted by another animation company that was started by someone that I admired, and they wanted to talk about a project they are working on with a very tight schedule that they might need some help on. It would be a blast to get to team up with them to work together on this project.
Any of these things alone would have made it an eventful week, but there is still more. A mentor of mine who has been running her own animation company with her partner asked if I could help out on a project that they can’t take on at the moment. They have been swamped with these other two very large projects, and just don’t have the bandwidth to take on anything else right now.
I also had a very interesting guy contact me, and wants to meet up. He has been in the industry for years, and I’m very interested in meeting him. Chuck Jones was his mentor, and he has had a very impressive career so far.
So as you can see it was a pretty eventful week. All the other projects I was working on internally I had to put on hold while I put bids together, and other tasks to get me prepared.
The other thing I was excited for last week was finally getting to check out YouTube Space LA. What is it you ask? Well, it is a free production facility for anyone that has 10,000 or more YouTube subscribers on one of their channels. This gives you access to their 7 sound stages and state-of-the-art equipment to help you make your video content.
I always thought this was pretty awesome for them to provide all this. The reason I was invited was because there was a YouTube and Producers Guild mixer. The facility was amazing, and everything seemed so modern. They had a huge video wall that would display anything with the hashtag #youtubespacela.
I still have a while until my YouTube channel hits 10,000 subscribers, but I’m getting close with my 2 subscribers. Only 9,998 subscribers to go! I also have not been doing much with my channel, but it is something I’m interested in doing more with in the future.
They have these spaces in Los Angeles(obviously), New York, London, Tokyo, and Sao Paulo. Below is a YouTube video that gives a nice tour of the Los Angeles space.
Well, I have a lot of work to get done, so I’m going to wrap this up. Last week was a great week, and even if nothing comes out of these different opportunities it still shows that my efforts have not been wasted. I have not even been in business for a year, and people are already thinking of my company, and reaching out to us. That to me is success in and of itself.
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