Unpaid Invoices? 7 Tips When Clients Don’t Pay

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I often get questions along the lines of, “What do I do if my client doesn’t pay me?” Or, “Are there special methods for chasing up unpaid invoices?” So what happens when a client/customer doesn’t pay you? Not all clients are great clients and occasionally you meet a client that doesn’t pay you. It’s rare, but it sometimes happens. When … Read More

The Best of Filmmaking & Video Production January 2017

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This is the 16th 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 January 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 Costs: Everything You Wanted To Know About Pricing, But Were Too Afraid To Ask

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I’ve spoken about pricing your services here on Filmmaking Lifestyle before. We also had a very well received expert roundup on pricing not too long ago. People like Vincent Laforet, Larry Jordan, Ron Dawson (and others) chimed in with their thoughts on pricing your services. Still, I didn’t say much personally in that article — I kinda handed it over to … Read More

Marketing Guide Part 3 – Marketing is Not Hard, Step 1: Reaching Customers

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This is the third post in a marketing guide series of articles by Alexander Vaneck. This series is about Customer Lifecycle Marketing and takes you through the process of setting up your marketing from a customer-centric position. If you missed the first two parts, you should definitely check them out before reading this Part 3: Here’s Part 1. And here’s Part … Read More

A No BS Guide to Marketing, Part 2: Creating Customer Archetypes

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Alexander Vaneck is back today with Part 2 of his No BS Guide to Marketing. He’s going to get into more detail with Customer Lifecycle Marketing and how to find and retain customers. Take it away Alexander! My last post about Customer Lifecycle Marketing got a fair bit of attention. Some have requested I should write more. Thank you for the … Read More

Marketing is Not Hard: The 6 Steps to Cutting the BS and Finding a Strategy That Works Everytime

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We all know marketing is one of the key aspects to growing a successful and thriving video production company. Marketing is something that we talk about a lot at Filmmaking Lifestyle. Still, it’s great to come at it from multiple angles. With that said, today’s post is a guest article by Alexander Vaneck, which covers marketing is detail. This is … Read More

The Best of Filmmaking & Video Production December 2016

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This is the 15th 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 December 2016. 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 … Read More

5 Tips to Using a Visual Presentation to Promote Your Film

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A cofounder of the Slamdance Film Festival, Dan Mirvish is also an award-winning indie film director. On top of that, he also recently wrote a book called The Cheerful Subversive’s Guide to Independent Film (Focal Press/Routledge). In this article, Dan takes us on a journey into the idea of visual presentation and what it can do to help the promotion … Read More