The Best of Filmmaking & Video Production November 2017

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This is the 26th instalment of this feature here on Filmmaking Lifestyle, where we chart the best-of-the-best from around the filmmaking and video production world. This article covers the best posts from November 2017. Every month, I post a round-up article featuring the best things I’ve found around the web on filmmaking and video production. If you missed one, we have a complete … Read More

Shadows in Cinema: A Complete Guide to Using Shadow in Narrative Filmmaking & Video Projects

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Today’s post is an investigation into the use of shadows in cinema by Francis Martin “Marty” Mutuc. The article covers the basic concepts of shadows and how they can be depicted by a camera, including examining the first intentional use of shadows to achieve a narrative effect (German Expressionist films of the 1920s). We’ll also cover how the reader could use … Read More

10 Benefits Video Marketing Can Have for Your Clients and their Companies

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Video marketing is something that comes up often when I’m asked questions about video business. People often want to know a bit about what video marketing is in the grand scheme of things. And, specifically, what happens once you hand off a video project to a client. Do you trust your client to know what to do to market the video … Read More

Sell Stock Footage: A Detailed Guide on How to Start Selling Videos on Stock Sites

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We have a special article from Evgeny Shkolenko today. Evgeny works for Depositphotos and is an experienced videographer. In this article, Evgeny shares his experience on how to start shooting stock videos and turn it into a business by learning to sell stock footage. Let’s hear from Evgeny! How to Start Shooting and Selling Videos on Stock Photo Websites Remember the last … Read More

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

The Best of Filmmaking & Video Production October 2017

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This is the 25th instalment of this feature here on Filmmaking Lifestyle, where we chart the best-of-the-best from around the filmmaking and video production world. This article covers the best posts from October 2017. Every month, I post a round-up article featuring the best things I’ve found around the web on filmmaking and video production. If you missed one, we have a complete … Read More

How to Become a CEO: 6 Steps to Seeing Yourself As the CEO No Matter How Big You Are

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What exactly is a CEO anyway? The letters stand for Chief Executive Officer and they’re usually the highest-ranking executive manager of a corporation. But what exactly can they do and – as the owner of a small video production business – how to become a CEO? Well, ultimately, a CEO has the responsibility for the overall success of their business … 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