14 Elements of Pre-Production For Filmmaking & Video Production

MattBusiness, Filmmaking, Video Production, Writing4 Comments

Today we have a special guest article from Andrew Swanson: Owner/Operator/Filmmaker at Filmik. 60, 10, 30. Those are the percentages taught to me about how much time should be spent on each portion of a project. 60% in pre-production, 10% in production, and 30% in post-production. Preproduction – Your Best Friend & Your Worst Enemy Do you have 6 weeks to create … Read More

The Best of Filmmaking & Video Production February 2016

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This is the 5th installment 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 February 2016. Every month, I post a round-up article featuring the best things I’ve found around the web on filmmaking and video production. We’re talking articles, videos, infographics, all sorts. Anything that … Read More

7 Types of Video Production Equipment You Need To Start Your Video Business

MattBusiness, Filmmaking, Video Production11 Comments

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One of the most frequently asked questions I get is about what video production equipment you need, especially what gear you need to start a video production business. I’ve been pretty outspoken about gear and equipment in the past, going as far to say that there’s a bit of an obsession with gear in the filmmaking/video production communities. I’ve even gone on record … Read More

Why You Need An Intro Video on Your Video Production Company’s Website

MattBusiness, Filmmaking, Video Production6 Comments

I’ve talked a lot on Filmmaking Lifestyle about the need to have a good looking website and a portfolio of work that stands out in order to attract potential clients. I get asked quite often whether people should have video intros on their company pages. Well, the answer should be obvious. You’re a video production company. So what’s better than … Read More

57 Filmmaking Books You Need To Read

MattBusiness, Director Stories, Filmmaking, Video Production, Writing62 Comments

In our quest for furthering our knowledge and understanding of all aspects of filmmaking and video production, we often turn to books as a source of information. Anyone who follows this site knows that I’m a big reader and a life-long learner. Whilst nothing trumps real-world experience and time in the trenches of getting things done, books can open up … Read More

The Best of Filmmaking & Video Production January 2016

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This is the 4th installment (and first of 2016!) 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 2016. Every month, I post a round-up article featuring the best things I’ve found around the web on filmmaking and video production. We’re talking articles, videos, … Read More

The Best of Filmmaking & Video Production December 2015

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This is the 3rd 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 2015. Every month, I post a round-up article featuring the best things I’ve found around the web on filmmaking and video production. We’re talking articles, videos, infographics, all sorts. Anything that … Read More