Media Storage: Backing Up & Knowing That You’re Safe

MattFilmmaking, Video Production11 Comments

Here’s something that you need to know: at some point, every hard drive will fail. It’s just a matter of when. That’s quite the hard opening, right? Today, on Filmmaking Lifestyle, I want to speak on something that’s become a controversial issue in video production and filmmaking circles: media storage. Backing up and storing media is nothing if not a thorny … Read More

The Nuts & Bolts of Insurance For Filmmakers and Video Production Companies

MattBusiness, Filmmaking, Video Production19 Comments

I want to talk about a rarely discussed issue in the video production community. This is a factor that’s either glossed over or otherwise completely ignored, by both production company owners and those that write about video production. I don’t mean to sound too dramatic, but a lack of it can financially crush your video production company. I’m speaking, of course, about … Read More

Starting a Wedding Videography Business: A Complete Guide, Part I

MattFilmmaking, Video Production12 Comments

If you’re a filmmaker or into video production, starting a wedding videography business might be something that you’re considering. Wedding videography is growing faster than ever before. It used to just be a bride’s uncle at the back of the church with a betamax camera topped tripod, or a groomsman drawing the shortstraw and having to lug the “holiday camera” … Read More

The Best of Filmmaking & Video Production November 2015

MattBusiness, Filmmaking, Video Production4 Comments

Welcome to the 2nd addition of this feature here on Filmmaking Lifestyle, where we chart the best-of-the-best from around the filmmaking and video production world. The article covers the best posts from November 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 … Read More

Case Study: How I Got 1,032 Visitors to My Video Production Company Website in 24 Hours Using Reddit

MattBusiness, Filmmaking, Video Production, Writing41 Comments

I’ve written before about websites for your video production business. So far, I haven’t touched on getting traffic (that is, visitors) to your website. Today, I’m going to give you a straight-forward and FREE method for getting traffic to your website using Reddit. What Is Reddit, Exactly If you don’t know what Reddit is, then I’d first question if you’ve … Read More

From Screenwriting to Video Production

MattFilmmaking, Video Production, Writing2 Comments

So you’re a screenwriter and want to expand into video production? Of course you do! Screenwriting to video production is a pretty common transition – lots of people start as wannabe screenwriters and end up transitioning their craft into video production. After all, the fields are far from mutually exclusive. Quite the opposite, they complement each other rather nicely, both … Read More

The Top 4 Networking Principles For Your Video Production Company

MattBusiness, Filmmaking, Marketing, Video Production14 Comments

Every venture in the world requires some level of face-to-face contact and networking skills. Your video production business is no different. There are certain networking principles that come in handy and I’m going to discuss the top four here. While it’s possible to obtain your first clients through online ads or classified sites like Craigslist, most videographers come to find … Read More