With a commitment to quality and an ability to make a client’s dream become a reality, let Lucio Vasquez be your go-to video producer.
Briefly share how you became a freelancer.
What has been your biggest win as a freelancer?
The ability to create content and call it my job is, and probably always will be, my biggest win in all of this. It’s incredibly satisfying to be able to call myself a video producer (and not feel like I’m lying about it).
What are some of the hurdles you’ve overcome as a freelancer in Houston? Do you think this hurdles are indicative to Houston or to the freelancer profession overall?
When I first started out, it was incredibly easy to get discouraged. Things were moving slowly, and I thought that I had potentially made a mistake. However, I knew that this was who I was and that I would make this work for me no matter what. I eventually found my first client! He was a very generous person who just so happened to believe the earth was flat. I was tasked with making what was essentially a flat-earth propaganda video. After a very long week, the video was completed and I had gotten paid for my first gig. It was a very interesting experience to say the least. It was also the first time I felt validated as a freelance video producer. Since then, I’ve found more consistent cliental in various different fields of work (real-estate videography, weddings, educational content, etc.), but there’s always a bit of inconsistency that comes with freelance work in general. Couple that with the fact that Houston isn’t exactly a video production hub, and suddenly you find yourself in a situation where you’re competing with other qualified freelancers for clients. However, taking all of this into consideration, I still couldn’t see myself doing anything else with my life.
What advice would you give to someone just starting out as a freelancer?
My advice would be to simply not give up (cliché I know). When you first start out, you won’t be as good as you want to be and you won’t be working on what you really want to work on. But, if you truly stick with it and give it your all, then you will eventually reach a place that looks a little bit like the place that you want be. Truth be told, I’m still not as good as I’d like to be. I most likely never will be. We’re all constantly growing and becoming better at our craft until the day we stop. But, I believe it’s important that when we do eventually stop, we know that we tried our very best. Don’t get discouraged. Keep going.