Microbudget Filmmakers and Video Producers: DON'T DO THESE LAZY CAT MOVES IN YOUR SALES PITCHES (UPDATED FOR 2019)

Microbudget Filmmakers and Video Producers: DON'T DO THESE LAZY CAT MOVES IN YOUR SALES PITCHES (UPDATED FOR 2019)

This is really simple gang: when you are reaching out to clients (new ones - aka "cold" convo's - or you're maintaining ole relationships, that is anything that's not cold), be sure to put in the time to do a few easy steps in bridging the gaps. 

If your sole job as a movie director is to inspire, communicate, and lead, then that middle part definitely starts here, in the weeds of video production - long before you ever yell action on a set with 100's of crew and cast members.

You dig?

Video Production: More PLACES To Find Prospects if you're broke as a joke (updated for 2018)

Video Production: More PLACES To Find Prospects if you're broke as a joke (updated for 2018)

 

Video producers and budding filmmakers, lend me your eyeballs!

We've already talked a great deal about what to do when you're fishing for prospects.

If you haven't already, there's a guide on what to do once you have your list of prospects or even one way you can find more prospects.

However, if you are super broke as a joke, then you can do this manually. That's what we're going to talk about today. These are easy ways to find prospects in your backyard that you can practice your pitching skills to and also practice your filmmaking and more importantly, have a chance to serve THEM.

Ready to dive in? For those of you that want more - smurfs are blue - stick around to the end for the bonus.

Video Production: Pick A Niche And Stick With It (UPDated For 2018)

Video Production: Pick A Niche And Stick With It (UPDated For 2018)

This is so critical.

Right now if you are reading this, I don't want you to read for 13 seconds and then disappear. If you are a budding filmmaker or video producer then you are a microbudget filmmaker. Today you're going to pick one area - just ONE NICHE - that you can take your gifts and go serve others with and get paid to do it. It's quick and it's absolutely necessary for you to grow to the point you’re directing Hollywood-level movies and signing deals with Netflix. 

We don’t need another “Netflix” or “Lifeway.” We need to get off our butts, pick up the camera, cast vision, enable and empower our people, and go share the good news through this little ole medium known as film (and do it without being cheesy).

Video Producers: How To GET VIDEO WORK WHEN NOBODY KNOWS WHO YOU ARE (UPDATED FOR 2018)

Video Producers: How To GET VIDEO WORK WHEN NOBODY KNOWS WHO YOU ARE (UPDATED FOR 2018)

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.

Client Care When The video production Is Done - updated for 2018 (plus two new case studies OF FANTASTIC SERVICE)

Client Care When The video production Is Done - updated for 2018 (plus two new case studies OF FANTASTIC SERVICE)

Bold Nation!

If you just finished a video job, then it is your job as a budding filmmaker to close out the job. I'm going to show you a few simple things that you can do right now to bring the job to a close and make sure you are over-delivering when it comes to your clients and your video production.

As with anything that involves customer service, you should not be looking for quick and easy.

Philip Bloom even said thisyou should treat every job as though it were a big-ticket job. Show up, work hard, over-deliver, and always have a good attitude.

So what do you do when you finalize your edit and your client has the final copy in hand?

You go through these steps and then you read the Bold Mail mail call at the end of the post.