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. 

Broke-As-A-Joke MICROBUDGET FILMMAKERS: How To Shoot With Only A Boring White Wall

My son was born on November 6, 2015. 

At a studly 7 lbs and 11 oz, this little guy came roaring into the world as a surprise; we're old-fashioned, so we didn't know he was a boy until we first held him.

If God saw fit to have us get this far in life (humankind) without knowing whether we're all having boys or girls, then we were fine with not knowing. 

We did get an ultrasound last June though - for the picture.


EDITORS: Double Your OUTPUT & Save your wrists With Pomodoro

Right now, I'm working on an all-you-can-eat-buffet of a post on video contracts and then its follow-up post on how to start your video business in less than 24 hours.

The latter should be very in-depth. I'm talking like 3,000+ words.

So in the meantime, here is a short post, and while Church Films is about financing and marketing your microbudget films, or rather giving you the step-by-step guides that you need to finance and market your microbudget films, this is a productivity hack that we all need as filmmakers.

I've mentioned this technique before and I think it's worth repeating.

Pomodoro is a productivity technique that you can use to save time, save your arms and hands from fatigue or worse, chronic pain, and it is essential for video editing. The Pomodoro Technique, that is…

It’s worth repeating: this Pomodoro technique is essential for video editing.


You've probably heard of Seed&Spark by now.

If not, then I've got a quick, easy primer that you can go through right now to get a mental jumpstart on your next film / video crowdfunding project. 

They are built FOR filmmakers and their cut is reasonable (though by no means better than Tilt).

Very quickly: 

  • 80% or more is what you need to raise to be "greenlit" - KS wants all or nothing, Indiegogo doesn't care what you raise
  • Low fees, with the option for supporters to bear part of the fees
  • You can itemize what you would like funds for (like a new camera body or lens)
  • People don't have to contribute $$$; followers are just as important to every project

Light fare there. Now for the main course. Buckle up. This will blow your hair back.