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I teach people how to start & grow a profitable video business, even if you have no prior business experience.

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I have a number of courses & trainings designed for you.
The book that started it all: Video Business Fast Forward.
Want your first video clients? Let’s Get Started!

Filmmaking is a chance to live many lifetimes.

 
–Robert Altman

So what exactly is Filmmaking Lifestyle!?

Filmmaking Lifestyle brings readers tutorials and guides on setting up and growing a video production business, as well as articles on independent filmmaking of all kinds.

The guides on Filmmaking Lifestyle teach readers how to run a successful video production company, covering topics like business, success, filmmaking and more. I have guides on everything from marketing, pricing, selling your services and forging a strong mindset to deal with everything business (and life) throws at you.
The articles on this site are based on studying the best business and filmmaking minds out there, as well as out-in-the-trenches experience.
If you haven’t already, head on over to The Complete Guide to Starting & Growing a Video Production Business, which can be found Here.
Have questions? Check out my Video Production Business FAQ here.

But who are you?

My name is Matt. I was born in the UK, lived for a while in the United States, as well as extensive travels around the world. I own a successful video production company and I’m a full time filmmaker and entrepreneur.

I worked for a while in the school system making promotional videos for a chain of schools. I’ve also held a job in corporate-ville, but left when I realized the world of employment wasn’t for me.
Since then, I’ve been an entrepreneur, starting my video production company back in 2012.
Interested in advertising on Filmmaking Lifestyle? I have a page right here that describes everything you need to know.
I’m also all about public speaking, so get in touch to see if I’m available to speak at your event.

Why read this site?

I think it’s important that the videography and filmmaking blog world builds a passionate community around people who want to help improve themselves, each other and their respective careers.

I write articles and how-tos about setting up and growing your video business; as well as offer tips and guidance in all things filmmaking, business and more!
I intend to evolve the blog into an awesome place for the shared knowledge, experience and positivity of filmmakers and videographers all over the world!
As well as working videographers and filmmakers, I invite anyone who’s got an urge to make something better of themselves, their career or their lives to follow along.

This site started as a place where I shared motivational posts, thoughts and ideas on mindset and success from a filmmaking perspective. At first, I did this more for myself than an audience, as I pushed myself to start my video production business.

As I achieved success with my business, I started to post more guides about how other entrepreneurs can setup a business like mine.
The site has evolved into something that I’m proud to share with the world. If you haven’t already, Start Here.
I post a new article every Monday and extra posts here and there, too. So make sure you check back regularly!
Enjoy the site!

 

 
 
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DON’T JUST LISTEN TO ME…
What People Say About My Work…
“Wow, i really needed this! First off, didn’t know where to post this so sending here to thank you Matt for the wonderful work. I finished your book last month and already have my first two clients for my video business. Cant believe I already have paying clients and I have you to thank big time! The tips and tactics you breakdown in your book are second to none. You can tell you’ve walked the walk and know what you’re talking about.”
Maeve Yang
Video Company Owner, New Jersey
“Video Business Fast Forward has been a revelation for my video work. I started out like most with no real understanding of what I was doing. Matt’s book gave my the fundamentals I needed to get started and the book builds on that foundation into getting your first clients and beyond! I was doing a crappy marketing job for local startup when I came across Matt’s work at Filmmaking Lifestyle.”
Jake Manning
Filmmaker, Ohio
“Matt, you’re a legend! As you know I run a small-ish video company in London. There are only 4 of us in the team and we’re trying to compete with the big boys. Your course has been a breath of fresh air! So pleased for this opportunity to be among the early first members! What you’re offering here for us is the absolute best in cutting edge business advice and systems for running video companies. My eternal thanks, man!”
Tony Kirk
Video Company Owner, London
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16 Comments

  1. Gsagcreh

    Pleased to meet you, Matt! 🙂

    1. Matt

      Nice to meet you too, Gsagcreh.

  2. Njvtmumr

    Thanks Matt!

    1. Matt

      No worries, Njvtmumr.

  3. Mads Beier

    Hi there,

    Thought you guys might be interested in using a video like this one for blog posts or the likes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UiRN3JXkwA
    I am trying to raise awareness of mental health issues and how to overcome them through a feature length documentary called Awaken The Giant Within. The above video is meant to be a promotion of the larger project.
    https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/awaken-the-giant-within-motivation/x/16138609#/

    All the best,

    Mads

    1. Matt

      Hi Mads,

      Your intro video is really cool. Good work!

      I’ll probably include it in an upcoming article (probably the ‘Best of March’ roundup post coming up!)

      The idea for Awaken the Giant Within is awesome, too. I’ll be sure to give you a shout out on social media.

      Let me know if you’d like to write an article here on Filmmaking Lifestyle about your filmmaking experiences?

      Cheers,

      Matt

  4. Mads Beier

    Hi Matt,

    Thanks for your reply. I’m glad you liked the video! Thanks a lot! I’m excited to be included in your upcoming article.
    We will look forward to your social media shout out. We feel we have a really good idea and could really use some exposure, views, and backers. Your help means a lot!
    I’d be happy to write an article about my experiences as filmmaker. How should I proceed?

    All the best,

    Mads

    1. Matt

      Great stuff, Mads. I’ll send you an email!

  5. Brenda Cagara

    Hi (filmlifestyle.com team),

    Hope all is well.

    I found your blog really awesome, especially the blog article “9 TOP BRAND BUILDING TIPS: HOW BRANDING & ADVERTISING TAKES YOU TO THE TOP OF THE SUCCESS LADDER” at https://filmlifestyle.com/brand-building/ is a great piece of content.
    Regards,

    Brenda Cagara

    1. Matt

      Thanks, Brenda.

  6. Parker

    Quick question, if you are a videographer and help others grow their video business why don’t you utilize more video on your site? You know the stats on video and lengthening times on you site (which boosts SEO) So why not have an about me video at the top to go along with the blog, and practice what you preach?

    1. Matt

      Hi Parker,

      That’s a fair suggestion and well received. I actually do use video throughout the articles – I try to scatter it accordingly.

      FWIW, I will be utilizing video in my upcoming course.

      Thanks for the comment.

      Matt

  7. Muhammad Qasim

    Hi ,
    This is mqasimbutt. I’m looking for the finest blog to post one of my client’s articles. During my search, I came across your blog. Well, I found that the posts on your blogs are quite edifying and admirable to read. So, I’d like to suggest your blog Filmmaking Lifestyle to my clients.

    Now, I’m reaching out you to ask if you are interested in posting sponsored content on your blog. If so, please devote some time to tell me your thoughts in your busy schedule.

    I hope our post will definitely bring you valuable information to your avid readers.

    I’m eagerly waiting to hear from you soon.

    Thank you,

    Regards

    1. Matt

      Hi Muhammad,

      Send me a contact form message.

      Thanks,

      Matt

  8. Erin

    Dear Matt,

    This is Erin from CyberLink. With our award-winning PowerDirector, we provide complete video editing solutions for creators of all skill levels and across all devices.

    After a little research I noticed we have similar target audience (for semi-pro or pro video editors), which led me to an idea I’m fairly certain will work for the both of us. Therefore I’m wondering if you would be interested in helping CyberLink do a product review or hold campaign with premium exposure.

    In return, we can provide
    – One free copy of PowerDirector for your review
    – Invite you to join our affiliate program for earning more revenue
    – Promote your channel & review to our audience on social media

    Please let me know if you’d be open to something like this. I think it would be advantageous for both of us. Looking forward to hearing your thoughts. Thank you!

    Best wishes,
    Erin
    E-mail: erin_yang@cyberlink.com

    1. Matt

      Hi Erin,

      Thanks for getting in touch.

      Please send me a contact form message through the site (menu bar link at top).

      Thanks,

      Matt

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