ACTUALLY Pays Off
I've personally been 'stepping up' my own efforts on the FILM Networking front over these past couple of months or so. My efforts have resulted in a couple of Acting Roles on two separate Films - hurray!
I've hooked up with Strangers & Associates alike in different arenas / forums / venues - listened to what they have to say about their own projects as well as telling them succinctly about my own creative projects(s) as well as my involvement with other peoples' projects.
People get revitalised by meeting with one another - Networking refreshes you, it can even help to get you out of a temporary rut. It can help to keep the creative flame burning. It's great to exchange ideas and approaches to work - it's awesome to hear success stories as well as being reminded about the pitfalls - in general Networking tends to inspire us all not only to do more, but to do better...
It's definitely got me collaborating with some passionate, self-driven and uniquely creative individuals who simply love making Films - it's been a real pleasure to work with a range of committed, focused and energetic people - plus it's been a lot of fun too. When people help out and encourage other people - it not only highlights generosity with time / energy - it demonstrates commitment, focus and the desire/will to see things through. People always remember you when you help out.
It's great to NETWORK 'Face-To-Face' - because it ACTUALLY Pays Off ;O)
Raindance Bristol Film Networking Group
Networking for People in film, Theatre, Music & Art