How he almost f*cked everything up
Davis' first crack at using social media to get a job came in January 2016, when he messaged Kramer. He botched the pitch. Davis had stumbled across Justin Bieber’s "I'll Show You" music video and saw Kramer’s name as the director. So he sent a message saying, "Hey man, congrats on working with Justin Bieber. I’m a creative as well and would love to work with you."
Davis adds now, "That was pretty much it. Now, being on the back end of that, having people reach out to me, you get that so much, and a message like that means nothing to you. It's so unoriginal." Kramer didn't respond.
"It hit me, like, three days later: I'm going to follow up and actually add what I can do." In a situation where others would take DM silence as the courteous cold shoulder, Davis sent the above video, which was shot exclusively on a drone, and offered to shoot footage for one of Kramer's videos, free of charge. "Next thing you know, he was like, 'What's your availability this week?'"