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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?

BOOK: The No Budget Guide To Filmmaking

BOOK: The No Budget Guide To Filmmaking

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.

Diego Contreras - Inspire Others - Ep. 76: Filmmaker

Diego Contreras has quite a resume under his belt. 

And he's not afraid to go and find the stories of hope, redemption, and faith - bold stories of the underdogs who fearlessly follow the King. 

Check out "The Sandman" below. 

Do you know how painfully exhaustive his treatments are? 

You have to see this. The level of attention to detail is mind-boggling, and if you want to grow as a filmmaker and manager larger crews and larger budgets to reach larger groups of people, you need to grow. 

FILMMAKERS: How To Raise $8,567.52 for your short film - Don't rely solely on crowdfunding

FILMMAKERS: How To Raise $8,567.52 for your short film - Don't rely solely on crowdfunding

For all of my budding microbudget filmmakers and video producers, I say augment crowdfunding next time you need to raise $10k+ (if you account for your pay - yes you have to eat too), unless you're Chris Pratt, in which case you could easily crowdfund north of 6 figures.

Think about it.

How many times do you see that desperate Kickstarter campaign that's trying to raise $60,000 for somebody you've never heard of and they end up getting maybe $50 donated to it?

Podcasts: Season 1 of the Go Boldly Podcast

Download all of season 1's chats with budding filmmakers, established filmmakers, and other artists that in some way, shape, or form, could be connected to the world of film/video and/or they're trying to follow Jesus.