Self-promotion ahead! Which is funny, because it’s self-promotion about self-promoting.
Maybe you’ve seen some posts about the Southeast Creative Summit. Maybe not. I’ll explain anyway. The Southeast Creative Summit is happening October 25-27 in Atlanta. It’s three days of workshops taught by working professionals in the video production industry — sound design, color grading, motion graphics, editing, producing, business practices, and other stuff.
Hey guess what? I’m presenting one of these sessions! I’ll be discussing social media in the video production industry — how you should be using it and why you should bother. A lot of people (including ME) have gotten amazing opportunities and met awesome industry peers by putting some time and effort into an online presence.
We’re all constantly looking for ways to set ourselves apart from the crowd in the video production industry — newbies are trying to prove themselves and vets are just trying to stave off the young folk. I’ll tell you about all the ways you should be shamelessly promoting yourself as a video production professional.
So you know, at the very least why not some tweeting and blogging? It’s not nearly as time consuming or difficult as it may seem to set up and maintain. It’s good for your continued education, and it shows off your glowing personality. If you have one. Disclaimer: this workshop will not give you a personality.
I’ll also be straight with you: I’ve presented about marketing yourself to a number of video production groups, but this is my first actual video production conference. It’s going to be very fun and entertaining (and duh, informative). But if you could go ahead and register now and come to one of my sessions, it would be great for my self-esteem. Thanks in advance! I’ll help you out: $100 off registration through September 25th with code trackmatte2013.
For real, if you’re within a day’s drive of Atlanta, this should be on your radar. It should be anyway, but ESPECIALLY if you live anywhere nearby. There aren’t loads of opportunities outside of NAB to get continued education in video production and hang out with your peers, and there’s certainly not much else going on in the southeast. COME ON.