Home Office: 7 Steps For Setting Up a Video Production Company Office: Team Office Or Studio?

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Do you need an office? This is a question that comes up time and time again when people are looking to transition into owning a video production company Maybe you’ve seen videos on YouTube where people are running video production companies from large, plush, Facebook-like offices in downtown LA. Maybe it’s always been a dream for you to have a … Read More

7 Steps to Leadership in Your Business & Your Life

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Today’s post is by Dusan Djukich of Straight-Line Coach. This articles covers leadership and what it means to be completely in control of your business and your life. Straight Line People Straight-line people use distinctions to maintain their high levels of awareness and performance. In this article, I am now revealing the most useful and powerful distinctions I know of so … Read More

Become a Creative Genius in 9 Steps

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If you’re in the video production industry, then you’ll appreciate the importance of creativity when it comes to producing good work. But how do you become a creative genius? Let’s start off with this: Nothing is worse then predictable, boring, dull work for your clients. Not only will your clients get bored of you, you will also probably get bored … Read More

The Top 6 Beginner Mistakes In Video Production – Don’t Make These!

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If you are reading this article, you might be new to business. If you’re currently figuring out which pieces of the puzzle go where in your video production company, then read on. This article will address the most common beginner mistakes when running a video production business. It probably feels like you’ve just opened up a 10,000 piece puzzle of baked … Read More

7 Biggest New Innovations to Expect In the Future: Elon Musk, the Real Life Iron Man, And The Pursuit of New Technology

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This post came into existence as the result of a number of conversations with a friend. It also came out of a lot of reading and thinking about new innovations and the issues expressed herein. It’s kind of a slight departure from the topics I normally write about here at Filmmaking Lifestyle. Still, filmmaking and video production use technology, and its … Read More

Your Business Energy Level: 15 Daily Habits That Are Draining You Of Energy

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Habits affect our energy level. Habits ultimately dictate our lives.  The things we do on a daily basis are what create our reality, and bad habits create a terrible reality. Science shows us that changing our habits and thoughts can be difficult, considering we repeat 85% of the same thing day in, day out. That only leaves 15% to change, … Read More

10 Productive Habits That Will Give You More Energy And Improve Your Productivity

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What does your day currently look like?  Perhaps you wake up with your morning cup of coffee, refer to the notes you took down from last night and immediately start working on, say, an edit. But how about productive habits? 3 hours later, you are finding you are losing focus and attention on your work and you reach out for … Read More

Make a Movie on a Budget: Making a Feature Film for $6,000… It’s possible

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Are you looking to make a movie? Then this exclusive article by filmmaker James Defalco is going to be just what you’re looking for! In ‘Making a Feature Film for $6,000… It’s possible,’ James explains the journey he took to make his movie, Long Island Love Story. Take it away, James! [Editor note: Images throughout are stills and posters from … Read More

Top 57 Filmmaker Forums: Get Advice, Guidance & Learn Something New With These Message Boards

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As a follower of Filmmaking Lifestyle, you’re probably interested in either filmmaking topics or in working in the field of filmmaking. Or both. 😉  And since you’re passionate about your craft, you probably also love to exchange ideas with other fellow filmmakers. This is where filmmaker forums come in. Forums are made for exactly this reason: people with the same … Read More

9 Tips For Making Travel Films That Rock

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How does it feel to travel the world and make films? Nathan Buck of City Video tells all in this article on making travel films. He’ll cover equipment considerations, due diligence and many other important points when embarking on travel filmmaking projects. Take it away, Nathan! Note: All photos in this article are Nathan’s. 10 days, 6 cities, 20 three-minute … Read More