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

7 Ways To Use Content Marketing For Your Video Production Company

MattBusiness, Filmmaking, Video Production, Writing8 Comments

Most video production company owners (or freelance filmmakers) don’t understand the true power of content marketing and how it can positively effect their business, their brand and their bottom line. I’m going to discuss blogging (or content marketing, as it’s now commonly referred to as) and how you can use it to: attract new clients. build you brand. close sales … 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

14 Elements of Pre-Production For Filmmaking & Video Production

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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

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

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