5 Tips to Avoid Information Overload in Your Video Business

MattBusiness, Filmmaking, Marketing, Mindset, Video Production, Writing2 Comments

I want to talk a little about information overload today. How it pertains to business, to life, to filmmaking and everything else. We live in an information saturated world these days. The internet is awash in information and our inboxes are flooded with new ways to take in more of the stuff. We’re bombarded by it on our smart phones, … 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

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 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. That’s where filmmaker quotes come in! I pay special attention to what filmmakers say. Not only can I relate to them because they’re doing … Read More

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

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