At the start of this month we launched our Get One Give One program, where new MZed members would receive a free gift membership that they could give to a friend, family member, colleague, or anyone they chose. That offer adds to our commitment of donating 20% of all sales to the LA Regional Food bank.
While the global epidemic continues to impact every aspect of our lives, we believe it’s important to give back to the community right now, while also encouraging and fostering connection with others while many of us are stuck at home. So, we really hoped that the Get One Give One program would enable filmmakers to reach out to one another and share their love of learning, in addition to helping people in need right now.
But the only way for us to really witness the impact of this program is to ask you directly. So, if you’ve recently participated in the Get One Give One program, please take a few moments to share with us your story. Here is the link: bit.ly/mzedsurvey
To take the survey, please click here
Your Generosity is Inspiring
From the responses we’ve received from the survey already, we’re completely stunned by the heartwarming stories of MZed members reaching out to fellow filmmakers with gift memberships.
From business partners to friends and neighbors, you are choosing to give the gift of an MZed Pro subscription to people of vast backgrounds, educational goals, and career aspirations. Some recipients have fallen on hard times due to the economic fallout from COVID-19, while others you’ve selected because you want a partner to join you on your education journey. We’re inspired and touched by each and every one of you.
Here’s a few short snippets of responses from the Get One Give One Follow-Up Survey:
How has your world changed since the COVID19 outbreak?
- The jobs that our small production company had lined up for this spring and summer have been postponed and we are turning our sights to how we can add value to the company outside of our finances.
What’s your relationship to the person you gifted the membership to?
One of my fellow operators who became an enthusiast after I purchased a subscription. Unfortunately, the operator does not have the financial space [...] so this was a really nice bonus!
I gifted this membership to my business partner and cinematographer of our company. It is extremely important to us that we continue to think about how we are engaging our filmmaking actively.
How have you found the MZed Pro membership so far?
The MZed pro membership is quality content. Like most filmmakers today, we are constantly plugged into our youtube channel to learn and see what the industry is doing. MZed offers those same goals but at a higher level. I'm never worried about starting a course and having the content not be relevant.
Have you discussed the membership with your gift recipient since gifting? What has been their feedback?
He was really grateful and suggested paying half of the subscription. But we are not going to do that. Sometimes it is good to just give something without expectation.
My partner is really excited to have this membership and has dived right into a course. We set goals as a team to complete a course once a quarter.