[thelist] client to post video OR we're not always the right person for the job

Christy Collins ccollins at loudjoy.com
Thu Mar 30 16:41:35 CST 2006

If I only did jobs that were strictly within my skill set, I'd never  
learn anything new - and at the speed at which the web changes, I'd  
be dead in the water.  I've rarely had a job where some aspect of it  
wasn't totally new and didn't require some figuring out.

If you were the client you'd overpay a video expert for home movie  
quality 30 second clips of puppies in your pet store.  We're not  
producing a commercial here.

And not meaning to be rude (which usually means I'm going to be  
anyway...) I suspect I wouldn't want you for a client anyhow.


On Mar 30, 2006, at 4:28 PM, Paul Bennett wrote:

> Hi,
> Not meaning to be rude (which usually means I'm going to be anyway...)
> As a developer, if something isn't in my skillset (video editing  
> and streaming is a helluva jump from web development IMHO) then  
> I'll state it clearly to the client. If they're willing to pay for  
> me to learn then great, if not then I'll refer them to someone who  
> has the skillz.
> You've stated that this person is a *potential* client. If I was  
> hiring you I'd be pretty upset when (not if) I find out that you  
> actually know *nothing* about video editing.
> Paul

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