Video Production: The Best Ways This Side Of The Mississip To Find AND VERIFY Emails (Updated for 2018)

Video Production: The  Best Ways This Side Of The Mississip To Find AND VERIFY Emails (Updated for 2018)

Today, I'm going to teach you the best ways to find emails to anyone that you want to reach out to.

And if you stick around, I’ll have a video walkthrough for you because this jungle of tricks and gadgets can be a little disorienting your first time using them to find an email.

This technique (or rather, set of techniques) works if you are trying to find new video clients to cold pitch, it works if you are trying to find new guests for your podcast, and it works if you are trying to find Your 93-year-old grandmother who got an email back when Windows 95 was King but she never used it ‘til now.

These techniques are easy, but they are not always quick when you do several of them at once to find one person’s email.

Slackers be warned!

Bury your lip service, don’t make up excuses, and go make Jack Canfield proud.

Total time to find an email: 1-5 mins

Videographers: How To Draft A Video Production Contract Right Now (UPDATED FOR 2018)

Videographers: How To Draft A Video Production Contract Right Now (UPDATED FOR 2018)

This has to be the least-fun-talk we could possibly talk about when it comes to financing and marketing your films.

But the process of drafting video production contracts for you and your videography clients is essential, and today, you're going to learn how to draft said contract, quick, painless, and easy as can be - or you can use the one below. 

Because you're going to do client work. Lots of it in between projects. 

Adjust your attitude and treat each as an opportunity to grow in the areas of:

  • pitching
  • creativity
  • budgeting
  • communication
  • leading

All of which the Christopher Nolans of this world do for a 10-figure film (box office yield). 

Want to impact the world and share the message of hope? Adjust your attitude!

Forget Instagrams! 500 Unique Visitors In One Day With reddit! (UPDATED FOR 2018)

Forget Instagrams! 500 Unique Visitors In One Day With reddit! (UPDATED FOR 2018)

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. 

Video Production: How To Start A Video Production Business In The Next 24 Hours (updated for 2018)

Video Production: How To Start A Video Production Business In The Next 24 Hours (updated for 2018)

Digital filmmaking. Video Production. Videography. All the same in my eyes. Now, I've talked to a lot of different people lately who think they need to get the glossy pamphlets, stacks of business cards, a website, a Facebook page, a Twitter account, an Instagram account, and email newsletter service like MailChimp, and a business license and an EIN from the IRS just to get started with business. If you're into film and videography, do you think you want all of this nonsense just to start a video production business?

And of course, you don't need so much as 3 credit hours, let alone a whole degree in business.

At its core, business is just about meeting a need and serving people.

 

VIDEO PRODUCERS: What Do I Charge? Give Your Client An Exact Quote In The First Chat (Updated for 2018)

VIDEO PRODUCERS: What Do I Charge? Give Your Client An Exact Quote In The First Chat (Updated for 2018)

Fellow budding filmmakers and video producers, I know your pain when it comes to price-sensitive shoppers in need of video production. I also know speed is a currency in this new digital economy. You don't want to waste the client's time or yours when it comes to quoting your services. 

Our work in videos is extremely mathematical (as far the time goes), right down to the time spent color-grading and backing up footage in the cloud. After this post and its sequel post, I fully intend to equip you with the know-how to compute your quotes at the drop of a hat.