I said NO to a $100,000 video production job... [no clickbait]

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Komentar • 560

  • Alex Schwartz
    Alex Schwartz 3 hari yang lalu

    why not just charge more and give back whatever you think it's appropriate? More money = more "respect"

  • C A
    C A 5 hari yang lalu

    Slimmy people are in an abundance in the film industry.

  • Zahra Gilani
    Zahra Gilani 24 hari yang lalu

    Did you just say TIMBIT instead of TIDBIT? Canadian slip! 😂😂😂

  • Who Cares
    Who Cares Bulan Yang lalu

    Show your financial statements.. You're also making IDclips videos to make money and pitch your story. Sorry most of you are suspect with your crazy outlandish stories of Being successful.. Most of you are full of crap.. Because you make money off IDclips videos.. So unless you produce some type of financial documents that show that you make over a $100000 per year doing your own thing I don't believe you.. Anyone can say anything... All of your philosophies will make you broke in the future you might get a few bleeding heart liberals far left crazies who believe in your so called standards.. But ultimately you will screw yourself with your so called ideology

  • New Comply
    New Comply 2 bulan yang lalu +1

    hello from Spain Mallorca! Man.. you give me so much to think with this!
    its very very important feel good on set or making somthing ..
    you are one of my favorite youtubers , thanks for the power and love!
    im a filmmaker on this island if any time on your life want to come to this little rock please let me know!
    thanks for knowledge and speeches, you are great!

  • Rob Pearce
    Rob Pearce 2 bulan yang lalu

    I read a book called "start with why" and it really helped me understand why my gut is actually worth trusting. It's just another part of your brain operating

  • Karin Reeser
    Karin Reeser 2 bulan yang lalu

    Good call!!

  • Maximus Kim
    Maximus Kim 3 bulan yang lalu

    All this revisions kill the creativity! Thanks for the video!

  • TropicalShots
    TropicalShots 3 bulan yang lalu

    I completely agree with you, after 10+ years working in advertising projects started to turn into quantity over quality. One year ago I WAS completely burned out due the lack of planning and complete lack of respect for the deadlines and overall quality. Im in a complete refresh and restart phase in my carrer, had to let go 20+ employees, a partner and fiancé. I really feel free to have the opportunity to re think the way I want to work and live my life. Any tips?

  • Zamukhanyo Mendile
    Zamukhanyo Mendile 4 bulan yang lalu

    So after deciding not to take the job, what difference did it make to the world🤔. Seems to me You chose not to get involved and left things the way they were

  • 50,000 subs With no videos
    50,000 subs With no videos 4 bulan yang lalu

    In life you can't just say yes to money there other things in life that you can say yes to

  • Dale Mitchell
    Dale Mitchell 4 bulan yang lalu

    Don’t stay a fiancé for too long. Tie the knot. Set a date. Cheers.

  • Hilarious fD
    Hilarious fD 4 bulan yang lalu

    idk why but i can actually relate to this video even though im still 15 bcs my school has these pageants and there are some teachers who want me to edit a video (either teasers, behind the scenes, etc), capture the candidates, and obv i dont get paid (bcs im still a student¿?) and sometimes what annoys me is that they let me do what i want which is idk if that's O K ? bcs jesus im just here to capture/edit and idk i just felt like it was kinda useless and i wasn't even given extra points in my grades :"( just sharing and these are rlly helpful ty i found ur channel

  • antoine grimard
    antoine grimard 5 bulan yang lalu

    Hey chris i just started my business as a freelance creative and i just wanted to tell you that your videos helped me a lot i really like your professionalism and your mindset! Well have a good day man !

  • Matt Gillard
    Matt Gillard 5 bulan yang lalu

    So happy you made this “screw you” letter to them. It makes me happy as someone who didn’t know how to respond when I was taken advantage of in business

  • Rean Thort Vlog
    Rean Thort Vlog 5 bulan yang lalu

    Love your explain so good share

  • Michael
    Michael 5 bulan yang lalu

    please send me this job! I need $100,000
    $100,000 for a month's work!?

  • Belizemytravels
    Belizemytravels 5 bulan yang lalu

    Love your pillars!

  • Fallen Shine
    Fallen Shine 5 bulan yang lalu +1

    U stupid and ur dumb desiccant are why ur not a Hollywood director

  • Tim Haverluck
    Tim Haverluck 5 bulan yang lalu

    Great advice! It is like you were given this opportunity just so that you could share it with all of us. Thank you.

  • pchewi
    pchewi 5 bulan yang lalu

    That's so cute, is the company doing good in the world, good people running the company ! Remenber me which company you work for ?

  • Maginpanic
    Maginpanic 5 bulan yang lalu

    well said! :)

  • J & S
    J & S 5 bulan yang lalu

    Great content! Smart choice.

  • Ruba film
    Ruba film 5 bulan yang lalu

    Which filter did you use for your video?

  • Ramon Solorio
    Ramon Solorio 5 bulan yang lalu

    I love this. So well articulated. 🖤🖤

  • Morten B
    Morten B 5 bulan yang lalu +1

    1:15 travel ok. but wtf why u want to travel if the next point is "is the company doing good?". Airplanes=No good for the world

  • Origin • Red
    Origin • Red 5 bulan yang lalu

    7:19 Wow needed to hear this thankyou very much

  • Making Skidmarks
    Making Skidmarks 5 bulan yang lalu +4

    My checklist:
    1. Financial reward? Wait, people pay for this kind of stuff?
    2. Portfolio? I NEED a lot more stuff worth adding to my portfolio!
    3. Travel? It's my dream to travel, so, of course I'll NEVER get a job that let's me travel. FML
    4. Good Company? I don't give AF, I just want to work in this field!
    5. Proud? If i can focus on the project and not have to work 10 hours on my day job, I'd be able to make something good enough to be proud of!
    6. Good People? Probably not, and I'm probably not a very good person, so....

  • Tmoldovan
    Tmoldovan 5 bulan yang lalu

    Really needed this. Especially the respect for us and timeline

  • Lucas Wilson
    Lucas Wilson 5 bulan yang lalu

    Excellent video man! As a creator I have had those times where I wished I had said no and ended up getting burned. This is some great advice for people! Keep up the great work man!

  • EDGE _
    EDGE _ 5 bulan yang lalu

    It's the same vibe in the music industry. There's people out that try to take advantage of my time and skills. You have to trust your gut. If it doesn't feel right , don't go through with it.

  • RMDP 360 MEDIA
    RMDP 360 MEDIA 5 bulan yang lalu

    Chris, I like how you allude to your ethics, the inappropriate jokes. Not necessary. Don't ever take the money if it violates your faith or spirit. Good video. BTW Pete sent me

  • Joshua Bane
    Joshua Bane 5 bulan yang lalu

    Solid points and I appreciate this video and I'm new to the industry. Need to hear these tips from seasoned pros like yourself. I'm going to adopt these values for my own business. Again thanks!

  • sergio romano
    sergio romano 5 bulan yang lalu

    It was the trump administration. You gave it away .

  • Juergen Hammerschmid
    Juergen Hammerschmid 5 bulan yang lalu

    100.000 for 15 Videos is 6.700 each video! thats not worth!!!

  • priceandpride
    priceandpride 5 bulan yang lalu

    Yes that was worth it

  • michaelsvlog
    michaelsvlog 5 bulan yang lalu

    When they said 6 or 7 revisions you already would know life is about to get difficult. The pain and hassle of that project could have ruined your business.

  • Tyler Thorne
    Tyler Thorne 5 bulan yang lalu +2

    If you are hiring multiple editors that is almost all your budget right there. Im an AE in Los Angeles and I know a few editors who are making about 1,000 per day. 100,000 is super small for how many videos they want.

  • Joseph Mack
    Joseph Mack 5 bulan yang lalu

    Hau did you manage to do that?

  • The Critic
    The Critic 5 bulan yang lalu


  • savagesinema
    savagesinema 5 bulan yang lalu

    Fantastic advice, Chris.
    15 videos in 30 days with 5-7 revisions sounds like a nightmare scenario more than a dream, and that was clearly your takeaway once those red flags started smoking.
    Such jobs end up zapping your energy, crushing your soul, and having you wishing you'd said No, which can be one of the most powerful things you can do. Kudos to you for doing that.
    I used to do TVC's for a company that would always ask for "ideas," hire me for one, steal a bunch, and then call again when they'd depleted other companies. It's refreshing to hear you have such stellar standards based on substantial indicators, and I wish you continued success. You deserve it.

  • Robin de Blanche
    Robin de Blanche 5 bulan yang lalu

    To the words of Miss Franklin', R.E.S.P.E.C.T!

  • Arjay Jalmaani
    Arjay Jalmaani 5 bulan yang lalu

    Thank you for this. This video is just what I needed.

  • Syrom Picturez
    Syrom Picturez 5 bulan yang lalu

    Chris I appreciate this so so much. Wish I knew about this before now, but it is never too late

  • QFriend
    QFriend 5 bulan yang lalu

    What if you were just starting out? For example your company would be only 1-2 years old. Would you still not take a job similar to this? (Probably wouldn't be getting $100,000 but a large sum nevertheless.)

  • Mark Mny Vlogs
    Mark Mny Vlogs 5 bulan yang lalu

    For a 100k yes I'd work with a dickhead clinet

  • Dieter Melhorn Fishing
    Dieter Melhorn Fishing 5 bulan yang lalu

    People don’t understand that $100,000 sounds great, but when you factor in all the players involved, travel, and “PITA” factor, it’s not worth the pain...

  • Adam Iverson
    Adam Iverson 5 bulan yang lalu

    What's worse? This production job that you turned down or a company that abuse free labor as "intern" in exchange with a chance of a paid job, but actually have no intention of hiring?

  • ajibola alibaloye
    ajibola alibaloye 5 bulan yang lalu


  • Myva
    Myva 5 bulan yang lalu

    Some people might understand this but this is prospecting. You don't want to work with anyone who do not align with your ideal customer check list. People who will do any job for money have no principals nor have they've developed the right culture for what their brand stands for. This isn't just a job many people who don't see that fail.

  • James McVicar
    James McVicar 5 bulan yang lalu

    I appreciate this video, good information for freelancers on every level.

  • Leon Unity
    Leon Unity 5 bulan yang lalu

    I must be honest, we were once in a similar situation, for even more than that, it was into seven figures overall. We took it and it was a mistake I've regretted for a long time.

  • BrandonShoots! Video Production

    Very wise words Chris. Thank you so much for sharing this with all of us. I'm sure we all needed to hear this experience as I know many might find themselves in similar situations but feel like they can't say no to the green. I'm sure we all have to at some point do a job here and there that we're not really into (if you can help it hopefully not) but at the end of the day money is not everything and i my opinion doesn't trump your peace of mind. Hearing how you descried the potential client..it sounds like you all made a good decision for sure. Lots of red flags as you said.

  • NoizyCloset
    NoizyCloset 5 bulan yang lalu

    I really appreciate your honesty. I totally agree with you I'm passing up the job. It's not a lot of money if you spend more time and stress dealing with a client only experience can teach you that. Great video

  • Jan Rhais Amantiad
    Jan Rhais Amantiad 5 bulan yang lalu

    I like your eye for excellence and dignity! :D As in wow, inspiring! Thanks dude!

  • Rafał Maliszewski
    Rafał Maliszewski 5 bulan yang lalu +3

    That job was 2020 election campaign videos wasn't it?

    • Abiy
      Abiy 5 bulan yang lalu

      hahaha how did you conclude to that?

  • Maciej Müller
    Maciej Müller 5 bulan yang lalu

    Bigger projects = bigger problems. I said no to my long term client a year ago and I fell more calm now;) I was thinking for two months how to say it to him, but it was worth it! (not film industry)

  • Marini Fernandez
    Marini Fernandez 5 bulan yang lalu

    I like how you both know your worth. :)

  • SidDaKidIII
    SidDaKidIII 5 bulan yang lalu

    What i mainly got from this video is that I really need to stop being a 1 man band and find a friend to help me make decisions. Chris, Does your wife play a roll in filming or editing?

  • Rogie Cruz
    Rogie Cruz 5 bulan yang lalu

    Cry me a river!