I'm new here and just thought I'd pick your brains for any suggestions or comments you may have for how to set up a corporate video production company. But rather than setting up a limited company (or sililiar) I want to work as a sole trader - if that makes sense - to avoid all the complicated paperwork.
I am camera operator and editor, so, naturally, my aim is to film and edit everything, as well as all the prep work that is required.
I have set up a website (www.visualcorporate.co.uk), and I have the following kit:
1 X Canon XHA1s HDV Camcorder
1 X Libec Tripod
1 X Lilliput 7" monitor
1 X Paglight
2 X Wired Lapel mics
1 X Sennheiser shotgun mic
1 X Apple MacBook Pro, with Final Cut Pro 7, After Effects CS4 and Photoshop CS4
The difficulty I am having is in making myself known to potential clients. What is the best way to go - do I approach potential clients with a showreel and tell/show them what I can do for them. OR. Do I wait for them to come to me, through my website?
Any hints, tips, suggestions, comments etc. will be most welcome.
Thank you in advance