How We Survived A Year in LA By Winning Video Contests & Built a Thriving Production Company

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Jake Bradbury is an expert with video contests. In this article, he takes you through his journey of making videos around LA for video contests. Stay tuned because as a special bonus, he’s going to let you know how to win a lifetime supply of Skittles! Take it away, Jake! Sometimes we back ourselves into corners, obsessing about the “right way” … Read More

Make a Movie on a Budget: Making a Feature Film for $6,000… It’s possible

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Are you looking to make a movie? Then this exclusive article by filmmaker James Defalco is going to be just what you’re looking for! In ‘Making a Feature Film for $6,000… It’s possible,’ James explains the journey he took to make his movie, Long Island Love Story. Take it away, James! [Editor note: Images throughout are stills and posters from … Read More

9 of the Best Drones for Filmmaking

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In recent years, drones for filmmaking have come a long way with improved mechanisms and high-resolution cameras. Filmmakers both amateur and professional have taken notice. From magnificent landscape shots to action packed boat and car chases, drones have become an integral part of movie making. In the past, filmmakers were forced to use helicopters, zip lines, or even cranes to … Read More

The Best of Filmmaking & Video Production April 2017

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This is the 19th instalment of this feature here on Filmmaking Lifestyle, where we chart the best-of-the-best from around the filmmaking and video production world. This article covers the best posts from April 2017. Every month, I post a round-up article featuring the best things I’ve found around the web on filmmaking and video production. If you missed one, we have a complete archive … Read More

Video Production Packages: Make $1K In Half a Day by Packaging Your Video Services

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Everybody loves a good package. We told you before, over on Video Production Virgins, that this much was true. And, in fact, that mastering the art of packaging your services effectively will lead to bathtubs of money for your reclining pleasure. Why? Packages are repeatable, attractive and easy for clients to digest and agree to. Putting two things together for … Read More

Top 57 Filmmaker Forums: Get Advice, Guidance & Learn Something New With These Message Boards

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As a follower of Filmmaking Lifestyle, you’re probably interested in either filmmaking topics or in working in the field of filmmaking. Or both. 😉  And since you’re passionate about your craft, you probably also love to exchange ideas with other fellow filmmakers. This is where filmmaker forums come in. Forums are made for exactly this reason: people with the same … Read More

Social Media Strategy For Filmmakers: 5 Awesome Ways Filmmakers Can Use Social Media

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Today we have a guest article from Finn of United Magic Studios. UMS are a video production company based in the UK. Finn will be talking about social media and its abilities to connect filmmakers together online. Take it away, Finn! Social media has become an ever-present entity in our lives at this point. Love it or hate it, it’s … Read More

The Best of Filmmaking & Video Production March 2017

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This is the 18th instalment of this feature here on Filmmaking Lifestyle, where we chart the best-of-the-best from around the filmmaking and video production world. This article covers the best posts from March 2017. Every month, I post a round-up article featuring the best things I’ve found around the web on filmmaking and video production. If you missed one, we have a complete archive … Read More