Video Production Toronto – The Captain’s Blog

How important is luck and timing to a business or career?

Hi everyone, John again, producer here at Groovy Concepts.

Groovy Concepts has been creating video productions in and around Toronto for 15 years and people often ask how we got to be where we are today, one of the leaders in the industry.

Our big break came in 2006 when we got a call to head up to Bingeman’s in Kitchener to film President Bill Clinton, who was giving a talk to a group of 300 battered women. This was right around the time Hillary Clinton was in the running with Barak Obama to lead the Democratic Party in the 2008 election.

President Clinton gave a very eloquent and interesting speech, which we filmed in its entirety. We edited it down to a few of the more compelling parts and posted that to our website. As a result over the next weeks and months, our phone began to ring with people looking for live action shooting. “If you can film Bill Clinton, then you certainly can film us as well,” was the response from our prospective clients.

This was really a kind of watershed moment for us at Groovy, it launched us into a new successful phase. This is the one thing that we always look out for when starting a business. Good luck and good timing. Good luck always plays a part in every business and career. A chance encounter with a helpful person or being in the right place when an interesting opportunity becomes available.

You can’t do anything to influence luck, but exposing yourself to new experiences and environments can improve your odds.

Following intuition and “gut feelings” can bring the good fortune that will carry you to the next level. In our case it was filming Bill Clinton in 2006.

Hope good fortune smiles on you as it did to Groovy.

That’s it for now. I look forward to touching base with you again down the line. Happy filming!

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