Christopher Levario starts as a freelancer while attending The Art Institute of Dallas, graduating Class of 2011 wth a Bachelors of Fine Arts Degree in Digital Filmmaking and Video Production. When a 25 year old hardworking family man shows up to school with a full time job, paying for my own full-time education, getting paired up with kids with no work ethic, it quickly gives me a glimpse of what is to come in life. My freelance career quickly turns into a freelance music video director who shoots over 300 music videos in a span of 6 years to stay afloat financially. This was my reality, a reality where hard work was a MUST to get by, a reality that demands execution to keep these local artists happy, which turns into more business down the road.
After exiting college, I began my journey as an intern for a some of the biggest production houses in the metroplex. I see bad habits, people too comfortable, bad customer service, bad contracts written to get the client in a bind, workplace drama, off days continuously, slow responses to client issues, no responses to client issues, creative people using their expertise to bully the client because “they know nothing about film.”
Eventually, I see the same clients quickly tapping me on the shoulder to fix issues, to give advice, I become the go to guy instead of the staff members closing the deals. It was the blessing I needed to reassure my vision.
Regardless of the situation , I know what hard work looks like, and it doesn’t exist in the production houses I worked for. If I provide a good service, with integrity, that will charge a customer after the work is delivered, it will keep us accountable, and keep you happy. The hard work will push the envelope forward, and hard work always prevails in life. OUR CLIENTS DO NOT COMPLAIN ABOUT OUR WORK ETHIC! This is the same work ethic that will be provided to your company or product. CLP doesn’t want to be a vendor, CLP is a staff member for your company, the only vendor we want to be is a vendor that continues to exceed expectations on a monthly basis.
This is Chris Levario Productions, now CLP LLC. If you cannot agree with my principles in business, then my services will not work for you, however, if you see the value in what we are proposing, then you will receive multiple times your money’s worth.
I do want to personally thank Alex Fender of Funnel Science Internet Marketing, this gentlemen took a chance on a young filmmaker, and taught me the basics of Internet Marketing. This was the first time I saw a business man striking deals, executing tasks, teaching, showing up early, leaving late, doing service work, and being a great example of how to start a small business.