How to Build a Scriptwriting Portfolio from Scratch

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We have an article today from screenwriter Zack Halliwell. Zack approached us wanting to write a detailed piece on building a scriptwriting portfolio. Take it away, Zack! How to Build a Scriptwriting Portfolio from Scratch At the heart of any filmmaking company, there is a busy hive of workers. From production managers to directors, you need a good few hands … Read More

How to make a Documentary: 7 Steps For Making a Breathtaking Documentary

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How to make a documentary? One step at a time. Documentary filmmaking can be some of the most rewarding and life-changing experiences for a filmmaker. Whether you’re doing it on a small scale (short movie about your hometown), or creating a big-time issues based documentary that will screen in theaters, documentary filmmaking is an incredible artform. Making a documentary can … Read More

Great Customer Service: 11 Ways to Make Clients Remember You

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You’ve probably heard the phrase, “The customer is king”. But what is great customer service? It’s one of the first rule of any successful business that you need to provide your customer with good service – especially if you want to grow your client list. A onetime customer is a good thing, but a return client? Someone who you have … Read More

How to Write a Business Plan For a Video Production Company in 7 Steps

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Whether you’re just starting your video company, or if you’re already established and looking for further funding, you might need to provide a video production business plan. But how to write a business plan? This article will take you through the steps necessary to create your video production business plan, and also give you some pointers and guidance on the … Read More

How To Use Trello for Video Production Project Management

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So you’re struggling to run your ever-growing video company? With this article, I’m going to show you how to use Trello for running any aspect of your video company. Trello is a popular project management app that allows you to use a Kanban style board system to easily track anything – whether it’s the stages of a project/production, the clients … 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

Case Study: How I Got an 89% Response Rate on Client Outreach Email, Got Links and Social Shares…And How You Can, Too

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So today, I want to talk about something that can be really beneficial for your video business. Or any kind of business. I want to talk about client outreach. This is something that anyone can do online and immediately raise their profile, start getting press/media and get a lot of clients and business, too. You see, a lot of people … Read More

The 7 Reasons Why Video Transcription is Important in Post-Production

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Today we discuss video transcription. Never heard of it? Don’t think it applies to you? Then you need to read this article! Here we explain the importance of video transcription, how it’s overlooked in lots of productions (big and small) and how it can make your life easier on a project of any size. It’s no surprise to see that media … Read More

Video Contests: How We Survived A Year in LA By Winning Video Contests & Built a Thriving Production Company

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Jake Bradbury is an expert on video contests. In this article, he takes you through his journey of making videos around LA for video contests. Stay tuned because as a special bonus, he’s going to let you know how to win a lifetime supply of Skittles! Take it away, Jake! Sometimes we back ourselves into corners, obsessing about the “right way” … 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