Your Business Energy Level: 15 Daily Habits That Are Draining You Of Energy

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Habits affect our energy level. Habits ultimately dictate our lives.  The things we do on a daily basis are what create our reality, and bad habits create a terrible reality. Science shows us that changing our habits and thoughts can be difficult, considering we repeat 85% of the same thing day in, day out. That only leaves 15% to change, … Read More

10 Productive Habits That Will Give You More Energy And Improve Your Productivity

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What does your day currently look like?  Perhaps you wake up with your morning cup of coffee, refer to the notes you took down from last night and immediately start working on, say, an edit. But how about productive habits? 3 hours later, you are finding you are losing focus and attention on your work and you reach out for … 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

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

9 Tips For Making Travel Films That Rock

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How does it feel to travel the world and make films? Nathan Buck of City Video tells all in this article on making travel films. He’ll cover equipment considerations, due diligence and many other important points when embarking on travel filmmaking projects. Take it away, Nathan! Note: All photos in this article are Nathan’s. 10 days, 6 cities, 20 three-minute … Read More

19 of the Best Filmmaking Instagram Accounts You Should Follow

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When learning filmmaking, a great source of inspiration and ideas is Instagram. These days, many top filmmakers and video production companies have accounts on Instagram. This article will list the best filmmaking Instagram accounts. Not only do top filmmakers and cinematographers the world offer post awesome photos to their Instagram accounts. But they also include great snippets of filmmaking advice … Read More

9 Tips For Starting a Business & Becoming Self Employed

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Today we have a special article fromLeo Babauta of zen habits. This article is about becoming self employed and finally taking the leap to starting your own business. Zen Habits recently celebrated 10 years of existence, and it’s a great blog on productivity and developing habits, especially in the realms of business and creativity. Take it away, Leo! One of the best things … Read More

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

7 Tips to Remove Barriers to Success in Filmmaking and Video Production

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Want to know how to have success in your filmmaking career or video business as fast as possible? You need to remove any barriers to success. Cut out all distractions. I get a lot of questions from readers regularly asking something along the lines of, “I have X issue that’s taking up so much of my time. I’m worried that it’s … Read More