You're a small business owner? Fantastic! You have zero employees or nobody on staff that does the marketing (other than you)? You're in the right place. In this post, you're going to learn painless, easy-to-follow, simple instructions for shooting your own videos to promote your products/services and making 'em look halfway decent.
Indie filmmaker? No-budget filmmaker? Low-budget filmmaker? Microbudget Filmmaker? Part of a church video production team? Videographer and a starving artist? I've been asked a lot - how do you make a video? Can you help with my videos? Or more generally for those starting out, what do I do? If you're that guy or gal wondering what to do with the latent skills and passions the Almighty has given you (whether film or video production), then this book is for you. This is the first part of the No Budget Guide To Filmmaking: The 30-Step Guide For Low-Budget Filmmakers Who Wanna Learn To Do Other Stuff Good Too.
When you’re just starting out (heck, at any point in your journey as a video producer or microbudget filmmaker), the majority of people will not know who you are. So you have to push against the grain that says “don’t call - don’t email - don’t drop by” etc. You have to make the calls and knock on doors! If people don’t know who the heck you are, you’ll never earn their trust or their business!
Here’s one way to “get out there": free work.
Free work is a two-edged sword though.
Fellow video producers and budding filmmakers, this post is a simple, easy-to-follow reminder of what you need when covering live events.
They could be corporate, wedding, birthday, or other celebratory events – it doesn’t matter. You need to treat each live event with utmost attention to detail. Here are several items on the ole checklist you can’t afford to forget, from both a business and a practical standpoint.
reddit is home to millions of redditors, and it doesn't work like other social media platforms. It certainly doesn't look as polished as other platforms.
See that? It's not even capitalized.
But it CAN be a great community to invest in and promote your content.
Every filmmaker should join reddit and spend 25 minutes every working day on the film subreddits, sharpening their skills and answering questions. I'll explain why in a little bit.
Yet, I still don't understand their mascot.