Crew Connection Tips and Tricks for Clients

What to do when you need finding a crew to be as easy (and as fast) as ordering a pizza

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It’s 3 PM on a Friday. Your boss needs a full crew for a last-minute production. It starts Monday. What do you do?

First, take a deep breath and bite your tongue if you feel like using it in a way you will regret later. Second, remember that you have options. Finding a production crew (a real one — not your neighbor Carol’s daughter and a half dozen of her film school friends!) on a tight schedule can feel daunting, but it is possible.

Here are four tips for finding a video crew on a tight schedule

Review reels and portfolios

You wouldn’t cast a lead actor without hearing them read the script, and you shouldn’t hire a video crew without first vetting them. Take some time — even if you feel like you don’t have any — to review candidates’ portfolios to find crews that have worked on similar projects and have the skills you’re looking for. Look for a portfolio of work that reflects the level of quality you expect for your project.

Don’t skip steps

While taking some shortcuts may seem like an obvious solution, doing so can do more harm than good. A bad edit can cause you to go way over budget in re-edits, and low-quality sound can turn off an audience faster than a power button.

You can avoid these and many other potential fiascos by only working with carefully vetted crews whose quality you can count on. But that’s hard to do if you skip over the vetting or portfolio review processes — unless you have someone you can trust who can do many of the steps for you.

That’s what our Crew Coordinators do, btw. We’ll evaluate your project’s needs and then search through our database of fully-vetted, qualified crews and deliver them right to your inbox. From there, you review the profiles and portfolios of crews guaranteed to match your needs, and choose the one that’s right for you. You’re not skipping any steps. We’re just doing them for you. 👍

Prioritize experience

When you need to find a video crew fast, you can hone your search by looking for video crews with experience. A veteran crew already knows the ropes and will be able to handle the pressures of a tight timeline.

They’re usually better with time management, anticipating problems, and solving any hiccups that might arise. And a solid crew will get it right the first time. This can help keep production on track, preventing overtime and other expenses. While it sometimes seems like a bigger investment up front, it often ends up saving money and time in the long run to hire the true pros.

Use a crewing agency

The most beneficial and efficient thing you can do when assembling a crew on a tight timeline is to use a crewing agency. It’s important that you work with a crew you can trust to do its job quickly, effectively, and, most importantly, correctly. But trust comes with time, and when you have to book a new crew next week, that’s in short supply.

With a pool of carefully-vetted, highly-qualified crews you can trust and crewing support you can depend on, Crew Connection has trust built right into the experience. Think of Crew Connection as your personal matchmaker (your best friend who finishes your sentences, not your meddling Aunt Ida!) that brings your project and the right crew together. You trust us, we trust the crew, and it’s a match!

Work with Crew Connection to get the crew you need

Crew Connection was designed with projects, schedules, and clients like you in mind. By connecting you directly with qualified video production crews, Crew Connection turns crewing into one of the simplest parts of your job, even on a short timeline.

Whether it’s the middle of the night or right down to the wire, you can search, contact, and book a crew on the phone with your Crew Coordinator or online. Our international database offers best-in-the-business video crews. Crew Connection can get the right experts with the right gear right when you need it. Even tomorrow.

About Crew Connection

Crew Connection puts a suite of marketing tools at your fingertips. Get your demo reels, stills, gear, awards, and more in front of the biggest clients all over the world—for free. At Crew Connection we pay video and post production providers within 30 days of receiving your invoice so your work and your life are never interrupted. Need live assistance or want to add quality jobs to your pipeline? Our crew coordinators are on call around the clock. Sign in to Crew Connection, call 303-526-4900, or email

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How to Make Crew Connection Work For You

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You’ve heard all about how Crew Connection is the best of the best, providing top-notch crews around the globe and unmatched customer service. But are you getting the most out of your experience?

If You’re Looking For a Video Crew…

How to Find the Best Video Crew For You

At Crew Connection we pride ourselves on our white glove service and being there for our clients around the clock. That doesn’t just mean being available by phone or email. We created CrewCloud, our online platform, with your busy schedule in mind. Now, when you’re on the go, you can take advantage of several DIY features for a fast and easy booking experience. Easy to use tools include browsing crew profiles, directly messaging crews, accepting estimates and paying your bill online anytime, anywhere.

Landline and Fax Machine Not Required

We try to do as much work as possible through email so we can have a paper trail for everything. Believe me, it limits mistakes and ultimately makes your life so much easier. We know you have a busy schedule too, so if you can send us updates through email it really helps to keep the booking process moving forward effortlessly. We’re always happy to jump on a call, but often dropping a quick note does the trick!

Make Your Next Shoot Even Better Than the Last

Crew Connection is here for you! Your feedback lets us know how we’re doing and how our crews are doing. If something feels off to you about a video crew you’ve just booked, someone was rude on location or you chatted with a DP who doesn’t seem knowledgeable – just drop us a line and let us know. We are more than happy to make new arrangements and apply your feedback moving forward. And, while we definitely live in a world where praise is sparse and no news is usually good news, positive comments actually do go a long way in our business too! We really do appreciate your feedback.

If You Are a Crew…

Snaz Up your Profile

Think of your CrewCloud profile a little like an online dating profile. Say a client comes to us because they need a great crew in Los Angeles. A search for crews in L.A. is going to populate quite a few results. How are you going to stand out from the crowd? Vivid BTS photos, badass demo reels and extensive equipment lists are easy ways to grab attention. Do you have awards? Are you Union? Add it to your profile! A meaty profile reads as experienced and professional. The more information you share, the more likely you are to be contacted for a job.

Insurance May be Boring, But It’s Important

This is a key tip you may not know about Crew Connection: If you don’t have your updated COI attached to your profile, clients can’t even see your profile. You don’t want to miss an opportunity or be invisible to clients just because of one little (but very important) document.

Make Yourself More Hireable by Communicating Better

Whether it’s responding to a direct message to a client through our online portal or replying to emails from your Coordinator, a prompt response can make all the difference in landing the job. Sometimes an email that just reads “I’m available and will send a quote when I’m done with my shoot” can keep a client from looking to another crew to meet their needs. Acknowledging receipt of the request lets the client know you’re on it and you care about their project… and their time.

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The Number One Thing You Need for a Great Shoot

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Whether you’re traveling on location for a big Reality TV show or you’re planning a small corporate video, proper execution comes down to being prepared.

I love the pre-production phase of a shoot! I’m kind of a nerd for it. Breaking down a script? My favorite. Creating the shot list? Nothing makes me happier. Handling contracts and paperwork. All over it. Because I know that a shoot will not be successful and the DP won’t get that killer shot and the director can’t do his creative thing  if we don’t show up prepared. We need to have permits, bring the right equipment and the Audio Tech shouldn’t be on the other side of town because he didn’t get the revised call sheet.

Planning and communicating all the details beforehand allows for the production phase to be filled with creative energy and leads to a successful final project.

An absolute must for your best shoot day, although it is often overlooked:

Imagine showing up to a shoot location and the building security won’t let you in because your name isn’t on his visitor list for the day. You can’t find the name of the location contact because it’s buried in a thread of 50 emails. The CEO you’re supposed to be interviewing has already been waiting an hour because he wasn’t told the proper time to arrive. And your crew is lost trying to find the loading dock and parking.

This is a terrible way to start a shoot. You’re already way behind, crunched for time and everyone is beyond annoyed before you even set up the first shot. However, one little document could have saved the day. Yes, you guessed it. The Call Sheet!

A call sheet should be used for every shoot, no matter the size of the crew. Call sheets help to make sure everyone is on the same page about the most important logistical details. You want to make sure it covers the Who, What, Where, When and Why of the shoot. Who is supposed to be where, at what time and for what purpose.  The sheet should include everything from the shoot location, the weather, the time the crew and talent need to arrive to the breakdown of the schedule, general notes, and contact information for everyone. That includes everyone that could possibly be involved with the shoot or affect the shoot in anyway, if you have their number add it to the sheet!

The call sheet doesn’t have to be fancy. It can be, and you can add as much information as you’d like, but it can also be really simple like this great example:

A smooth shoot also comes down to effective communication. It may sound basic, but little things can get overlooked and cause a lot of confusion without detailed communication. It’s best to send the call sheet as a pdf in a new email thread and ask everyone to reply “Got it.” This way everyone is clear and exactly on the same page.  You also don’t want to have ongoing conversations in the Call Sheet thread. Create separate emails for questions between your team and the crew, so when you’re on site the pertinent information will be easy to pull up.

It’s really important to reply to your crew when they have questions. Sometimes we can get so distracted about information that we find important that we can disregard other peoples’ questions. So, if your crew is asking something about cables or room dimensions, be sure to help find the answers they need before you get to the location. Going over these details on set might wind up being a little too late.

If you’ve just spent the last few weeks nailing down permits, securing talent and planning that perfect sunset shot, don’t blow all that hard work by not properly communicating the specifics to your crew! It also saves you 50 text messages day of about shoot details. You can always just say, “Refer to the call sheet!” And everyone’s on the same page.

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The Dos and Don’ts of Hiring a Video Production Crew

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You’re organizing a video project, and your next step is to find the right video production crew to bring your vision to life. But how do you find a crew? From expectations and experience to budget and timeline, we’ve put together a list of tips for hiring a video production crew.

DO vet the crews

When looking for the right video production crew for your project, past experience is a huge selling (or non-selling) point. If the crews you’re considering have a portfolio of work, take some time to go through each project. Listen to the sound carefully, pay attention to transitions, and rate the overall project. This will help you compare and contrast crews you’re interviewing.

DON’T book a crew without experience

You might have a project with a small budget, but that doesn’t mean you have to temper your expectations in order to find the right crew. As always, do you due diligence and fully vet crews until you find the right one. The quality of work can and should be high enough for your needs.

DO pay what the project is worth

As you decide on the budget for your project’s video production crew, keep in mind that you want to pay what the project is worth to you. If this project will represent your company and potentially bring in sales, the quality needs to be high. If this project will be available for the world to view, you want to make sure the outcome won’t embarrass you. Put a hefty budget toward your crew, and your project could bring in a high ROI.

DON’T wait until the last minute to hire

Unless you’re organizing a project with a quick turnaround, you don’t need to rush the process of hiring a crew. Much like hiring a qualified employee to come work at your company, hiring a crew for your project can take time. You’ll want to make sure their experience, availability, and understanding of your project are in line with your expectations before a contract is signed.

DO use a reputable crewing agency

Hiring the right crew might seem daunting. You might not have enough time to search for video production crews online, and you likely have other tasks to complete to support the project. In comes Crew Connection. Think of us as your personal matchmaker for bringing your project and the right crew together.

We assess your project’s needs including your timeline, the location (domestic or international), the needs of the project, and your budget. We then search through our database of qualified crews and deliver them to your inbox. Crew Connection has Audio Techs, Video Photographers, Field Producers, Post-Production, Drone Operators and much more. All of our crews have been fully vetted based on a variety of stringent qualifications. From there, you can get to know your top crew selections and decide which one is right for you.

Learn more about Crew Connection, and let us match you with the right crew for your project!

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The sickest drone videos from around the web

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There’s no question that drones revolutionized video and changed our viewing experience. From nature docs to corporate events, drones have captured beautiful footage from interesting angles that weren’t possible to achieve in the past. However, with technology quickly advancing, certified drone operators are pushing boundaries and taking aerial cinematography to a whole new level. Drones are increasingly being utilized across multiple professions to create cinematic and awe-inspiring footage – and even aid in saving lives.

Here are a few sick videos from around the web that highlight the badass tricks and practical capabilities of the modern drone.

Smooth Operator

In this commercial, Ford teamed up with Aerial Edge to capture a stunning shot we don’t usually see. Going beyond the usual “from above” view, the pilot squeezes the drone through the trees to allow the car to drive out of frame in one seamless move. It’s cinematic, perfectly paced and really challenges the status quo. Drone footage like this, which follows the action, is much more stimulating and exciting to watch!

Tricky One Shot

Do not let the easy flow of this video fool you! To accomplish these tricks so precisely, the drone operator has to be wildly talented and must completely understand the technology he’s working with. It’s much harder than it looks! Not only does he fly backward throughout the entire shot (what!?), he also perfectly times his movements to fly through small objects and tight spaces with complete accuracy. This beautifully constructed one-shot leaves no room for mistakes. In just a few minutes the sun will rise and he’ll lose the piercing light creeping up over the city. No wonder this was the 2017 Drone Film Festival Winner.

Lifesaving Technology

Drone technology company Aerones provides a great example of the diverse use of drones outside of the video industry.  In 2017, Aerones launched a drone that is able to carry a human being! Despite the sheer joy on the face of the jumper in the video, this beast isn’t just for adrenaline junkies and extreme sports enthusiasts. The massive drone was designed, in part, to aid rescue teams by dropping a person into the action or pulling someone out of a dangerous situation. Afraid of heights? You might want to look away. But, I wouldn’t recommend it. This is epic.


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Catch their attention with a seriously well-done video

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In an age when we have shorter attention spans than a goldfish, marketing videos have to be more creative and technically savvy to get viewers hooked.


In 2015, Microsoft Corp published a study that showed our average attention span plummeted from 12 seconds to 8 seconds – meaning we are as easily distracted as Dory and just as likely to forget what we watched. A video marketer’s goal must be to grab the attention of the viewer immediately, and then keep him watching with memorable content.


In film school we were taught that edits should be made approximately every 7 seconds to keep the audience interested. When you’re relying on video to market your company or build interest in your brand, you have to be fast moving, entertaining, and more than anything – creative.


Here are 3 examples of edgy brand marketing videos that combine innovative ideas, witty voice overs, flashy cinematography and out of the box editing techniques to create unforgettable content.



Using popular sitcom techniques like exterior wide shots, cheesy intro music, and mockumentary style storytelling, Slack created a unique, laugh out loud, quirky 2-minute video that tells us who they are and why we want to use them.



No camera or corporate interview required. This piece by Dissolve successfully relies entirely on editing and snarky commentary on generic corporate videos to stand out in the crowd. Money well spent on compelling voice over talent and a kick ass editor who understands comedic timing.



A fresh take on Talking Heads. This video really highlights the value of a great producer on set.  Sarah’s genuine and confident presence on screen proves there was an experienced producer behind the camera putting her at ease. Beautiful lighting, unique framing and edits every few seconds keep the viewer’s interest visually, while creating a human element to Freshbook’s brand by making us truly interested in Sarah and her story.



A bad ass video production crew and post team can provide all the eye-catching, creative visual elements you need to hook your audience. It’s up to you to add your voice, style and unique brand to keep them coming back.


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Crew Connection puts a suite of marketing tools at your fingertips. Get your demo reels, stills, gear, awards, and more in front of the biggest clients all over the world—for free. At Crew Connection we pay video and post production providers within 30 days of receiving your invoice so your work and your life are never interrupted. Need live assistance or want to add quality jobs to your pipeline? Our crew coordinators are on call around the clock. Sign in to Crew Connection, call 303-526-4900, or email

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The future of video marketing

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When it comes to interactive marketing videos, the future is here.

Images we once only saw in movies are now coming to life through our phones, headsets and tablets. Companies are no longer showing consumers who they are – they are engaging them by altering reality. And, if you aren’t incorporating motion graphics, augmented reality or virtual reality into your marketing videos then you are missing the mark on how to engage with your modern customers.

I recently had the pleasure of meeting Josh Crist at a Crew Connection sponsored Colorado American Marketing Association event in Denver. Josh is a Video Growth Hacker with V3 Media, a Colorado-based video marketing agency. With experience in helping clients impact their audiences and get better video ROI, he was just the guy I wanted to talk to about the future of video marketing and how our clients can stay relevant in this fast-changing technical world. Josh had a few very helpful insights about the future of video marketing and beyond:


1. Trends in Technology and Video Marketing

According to Josh, the trends businesses need to focus on for the best video ROI are more interactive. “Trends that are starting to really come into their own are interactive videos, 360° videos and augmented reality, with virtual reality soon to follow.”

These terms may seem futuristic and intimidating, but they are more accessible than you think. Your favorite companies are using these technologies daily. Snapchat filters are a great example of AR being used every day – how many doe-eyed-deer filtered photos have you seen in the past month? Just take a look at Tinder. It’s all the rage.


2. Virtual Reality is the Future

When I think of VR it catapults me back to the early 90’s and I’m suddenly watching Demolition Man thinking I wouldn’t live long enough to see VR become an accessible technology. But, now, here we are in the future and businesses recognize they “can create a completely immersive experience for viewers [with] applications [far] beyond just traditional marketing” such as internal video training, education and experience design. Virtual reality is revolutionizing the branding experience. It “allows you to bake the marketing into the product (or experience) by doing cool and crazy/exciting things as a brand that delights your customers.”

A company that isn’t sitting on the sidelines, waiting for VR to become an easy, everyday marketing tool is Toyota. They are using VR to teach teens how to drive. After being stuck behind a student driver in traffic last week, I can all too easily see the benefit of a program like this.


3. The Best Way to Engage Your Customers Today

Josh doesn’t pull any punches when it comes to video marketing. In this world, if you aren’t ahead of the curve, you aren’t even in the race. An area he sees a lot of growth in and one companies should be jumping on now is augmented reality. He says, “AR keeps growing and seems to be a really strong way brands can create content that delights their customers. AR is expected to grow to $117.4 billion by 2022 and more and more applications for its technology keep showing up.”

A ridiculously awesome and practical way I’ve seen AR used is by the company Jura. They have an app that allows customers to virtually try on watches and compare before they buy. Why doesn’t every accessory brand have this? Pretty soon, Millennial consumers are going to expect all their favorite brands to provide them with an AR experience. Will yours be one of them?


4. Wow Them With Motion Graphics

We are living in a world that now blends reality and computer-generated images everywhere we turn. Your basic corporate video with the khaki-wearing spokeswoman isn’t going to engage the fresh talent you want to bring on board. If VR and AR are outside the scope of your budget and need, what else can you do to stand out?

Josh says it’s all about the graphics, “adding more visual elements to [your video] through graphics and overlays is a way to up the user experience. It also makes the video feel more interactive and engaging by supporting what the speaker is saying through different mediums within the video.”

Post-production is a key element to a great trending video. If you need to go with a simple video approach then let a talented motion graphics designer bling out your project with stylistic lower thirds, moving charts and fresh overlays to set you apart from the competition.

Don’t know any master graphics artists? That’s okay. We do. We have a massive amount of talented post production professionals in our database that can take your video to the next level.


About Crew Connection

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Crew Connection puts a suite of marketing tools at your fingertips. Get your demo reels, stills, gear, awards, and more in front of the biggest clients all over the world—for free. At Crew Connection we pay video and post production providers within 30 days of receiving your invoice so your work and your life are never interrupted. Need live assistance or want to add quality jobs to your pipeline? Our crew coordinators are on call around the clock. Sign in to Crew Connection, call 303-526-4900, or email

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How to Budget For the Production You Want

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Kurt Vonnegut may not have been talking about the Video Production Industry when he wrote, “In this world, you get what you pay for,” but it certainly applies.

In an effort to keep costs down, clients often cut corners when negotiating their budgets. “Why do we need a camera guy, an audio tech, and a grip? Can’t one person do all 3 jobs?” Not if you want the best quality product, an efficient shoot, and a video you can be proud of.

To save you time, stress, and money, there are a few key areas you never want to skimp on when planning a shoot.



Never skimp on the sound. Never.  A great audio tech is worth every penny.  The general consensus is: people are unforgiving when it comes to audio issues. An audience can sit through a video with less than appealing visuals, but bad sound makes them turn it off immediately!

Fuzzy dialogue, mic squeaks, and bursts of loud music make for a completely unpleasant viewing experience. Worse yet, these kinds of mistakes read as amateur. Speaking from personal experience, there’s nothing quite as embarrassing as a squeal coming from a speaker during a live event. Well, except watching your project with an audience and realizing you didn’t balance your levels. That’s pretty embarrassing too.

Great onset audio, sound editing, and music add depth and quality to a project which really ups the appeal and professionalism. You’ll walk away looking like the boss you are.


Experienced Crew

It’s true, you probably can get your neighbor’s best friend’s son to make a video on his iPhone for less than a tenured crew. But, nothing compares to having a team with years of technical knowledge, proven client relationships, industry & trouble shooting experience. A solid crew can save you money on reshoots by getting it right the FIRST time. They are usually better with time management and anticipating problems which can eliminate overtime and other expenses.


Budget Padding

Speaking of OT, clients often forget to plan for long days. You never know what can happen on set. Anything from traffic jams to a sudden burst of rain can cause a delay and send a shoot into overtime. Like our Crew Connection veteran Ashley says, “Be prepared. You can’t always plan for every bump in the road, so have some padding in your budget.”

That extra padding often applies to unforeseen travel expenses too. A crew should never have to pay for parking, tolls or hotel accommodations for your shoot. Depending on your project you may even need to fly in a DP or rent a car. When creating your budget, be prepared to see some mileage, airline tickets, parking fees and other travel expenses on the final invoice.



This may seem like a minor detail, but it’s a big issue for a crew that’s lugging around heavy equipment and making quick decisions all day. To be on point, they need to eat. Don’t be cheap! Pizza isn’t going to supply your crew with the fuel they need to excel. For best results, plan for meals… and good meals at that.

Getting what you pay for doesn’t always mean spending more, it means spending smart. Proper expectations and a realistic budget are key to getting the most bang for your buck!



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Crew Connection puts a suite of marketing tools at your fingertips. Get your demo reels, stills, gear, awards, and more in front of the biggest clients all over the world—for free. At Crew Connection we pay video and post production providers within 30 days of receiving your invoice so your work and your life are never interrupted. Need live assistance or want to add quality jobs to your pipeline? Our crew coordinators are on call around the clock. Sign in to Crew Connection, call 303-526-4900, or email

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How to nail your creative video pitch for internal clients

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As the internal creative agency bidding for a project, you know the brand as well as anyone and you cross paths with the decision makers every day. That doesn’t mean you should approach it like a sure thing. Here are some ways to nail the creative video pitch, and make sure the project remains an inside job.


6 tips to nail your creative video pitch


1. Use your intimacy and access to your advantage 

Nobody knows a company and its brand better than the people who eat it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. You know  the vision, the budget restrictions, and the decision makers’ likes and dislikes. You know which of the past campaigns accomplished the goal and which ones fell flat. As an insider, you have a unique position of internal knowledge and access. Keep everything you know in mind and use it to your advantage as you create your pitch.

2. Understand the project fully 

Take enough time to understand the project completely—the audience, the goal, the tone, etc. Ask questions. Once you understand it well, gather your creative team to brainstorm. Start with all the ideas, even if they’re terrible. Once you have a list of about 20 that feel like they have some meat, start picking them apart to find the holes.

3. Develop your ideas fully 

Take the top three ideas that made it through the gauntlet and develop them as well as you can among your internal team. Research reference materials for inspiration. From there, present the ideas to your colleagues as well as people unfamiliar with the company and product. Their questions and feedback will reveal where the holes are so you can rework.

4. Create an unforgettable presentation

Once you’ve developed your three ideas, choose a format (such as a storyboard or slideshow, for example) to present them. In addition to some images and/or reference materials that give life to the important beats, include a campaign name and a description of the tone and strategy.

5. Be prepared

Don’t take it for granted that, just because you walk by these people every day, they’ll forgive a sloppy presentation. Make sure your team is fully prepared and then pitch like your job or your paycheck or your next vacation depends on it.

6. Take a moment to breathe 

Giving your best is important (even if just so you can sleep well at night), but remember the stakes aren’t life and death. If all you’re thinking about is how you have to get this right…you’re almost surely going to get it very very wrong.

The bottom line 

The market is crowded with plenty of other hardworking, qualified individuals and agencies itching for a chance to bid the same project. Do your homework and nail your pitch to ensure you’re the one who wins the job.


About Crew Connection

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Crew Connection puts a suite of marketing tools at your fingertips. Get your demo reels, stills, gear, awards, and more in front of the biggest clients all over the world—for free. At Crew Connection we pay video and post production providers within 30 days of receiving your invoice so your work and your life are never interrupted. Need live assistance or want to add quality jobs to your pipeline? Our crew coordinators are on call around the clock. Sign in to Crew Connection, call 303-526-4900, or email

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Crewing services from a trusted source? Yes, please!

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From dating websites to Yelp reviews, online profiles aren’t exactly known for being trustworthy. Anonymity makes it easy to game the system, and some businesses even pay for glowing reviews of their products or services. What if there were a third party service to confirm that a potential date’s hair is real or a company’s reviews are from actual customers?

Whether booking crewing services or finding a date, it’s just nice to have some reassurance you’ve found a good match. That’s why we are so proud to be among ProductionHub’s Top 100 most popular and trusted profiles. Our film and video crewing services stand out because we are true to our values of optimism, integrity, entrepreneurship and customer service. And besides a shoulder to cry on after a bad date, our commitment to our values means that you benefit from our expertise, quick payment and always-on service.



We’ve been in the freelance video production business nearly 30 years and know the best video production crews in every corner of the globe. Our crew coordinators are video veterans who always match you with the best crew for your unique project.  


Quick Payment:

We pay crews within 30 days because we know happy crews are productive crews. Can your overworked media department, harried HR professionals or current crewing service say the same?


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Transparency is a major part of our integrity as a company. That’s why you can view our database of vetted international film crews anytime at Crew Connection‘s online database. And if you need to talk to a dedicated crew coordinator immediately, you can always get ahold of us on our emergency lines  24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year.


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Crew Connection puts a world of video and post production service providers at your fingertips. In just a few clicks you can search, chat with, and book vetted crews local to your shoot—all on your own schedule. Rely on Crew Connection’s team of media experts to organize the crews and gear you need for multi-day and multi-location video projects anywhere in the world. Our professional crew coordinators are on call around the clock if you ever need live assistance. Sign up on, call us at 303-526-4900, or shoot us an email at