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

MattBusiness, Filmmaking, Marketing, Travel, Video Production, Writing0 Comments

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

9 of the Best Drones for Filmmaking

MattBusiness, Filmmaking, Travel, Video Production2 Comments

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

9 Tips For Making Travel Films That Rock

MattBusiness, Filmmaking, Lifestyle, Travel, Video Production3 Comments

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

MattBusiness, Filmmaking, Lifestyle, Marketing, Travel, Video Production3 Comments

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

Horror Filmmaking: 10 Things I learned from Shooting My First Horror Feature

MattDirector Stories, Filmmaking, Mindset, Travel, Writing2 Comments

Here’s Gio Orellana again with another article about his filmmaking experiences. A couple of weeks ago, we heard about his 10 Reasons Why Most Filmmaking Partners Are Bad For You. This time around, Gio has thoughts and advice on horror filmmaking with his experiences making a first horror feature film. Here’s Gio: I was hired to write and direct a horror feature … Read More

3 Key Tips To Making Next-Level Travel Videos

MattFilmmaking, Lifestyle, Travel, Video Production5 Comments

Today, we have a special guest article from Thomas Alex Norman – Travel Filmmaker & Founder, Lifestylefilmblog.com. In this article, Thomas goes in-depth on his philosophy, strategy and tactics for creating next-level travel videos. Ever been away travelling and wished you had a beautiful video to sum it all up? That you could look back on fondly every once in a … Read More

27 of the Best Filmmaker Quotes About Following Your Filmmaking Dreams

MattDirector Stories, Filmmaking, Lifestyle, Travel, Writing6 Comments

It’s great to be inspired by other people who are doing what we’re doing. Or doing what we want to do. Maybe you’re already make films, or perhaps it’s a dream you’ve been holding for a while. I pay special attention to what filmmakers say. Not only can I relate to them because they’re doing what I’m doing (just on a … Read More

The Importance Of Travel

MattFeatured, Travel5 Comments

I really want to emphasise the importance of travel. Besides its obvious and much talked about benefits, travel is incredibly important when it comes to filmmaking. I’ve travelled a lot myself, and I feel it’s one of the best ways to boost your confidence in all areas of life. Getting put in alien situations and having to pull through time … Read More