Getting financing may seem daunting, but just remember, once you’ve got it in place, the fun part can start: putting your dream into reality.
You’ve got a great idea for a video project or business, so the next step would seem to be finding some funding to supplement what you can put into the project from savings. Before you do that, though, you need to create a budget that addresses how much additional...
Alejandro Jodorowsky and the Art of Crowdfunding
If you’re a beginning videographer or an established film director you know the biggest hurdle to making a big, high-quality film or video is securing funding for equipment and other people’s time and talents. Traditionally speaking there are have been three methods of finding funding: approaching a studio, approaching...
Fight for Space” – Exploring the Future of Human Spaceflight
More and more producers today are turning to crowdfunding. You’ve probably heard of Kickstarter and Indiegogo. These are two of the more popular platforms but there are many more out there to be sure.While the prospect of easily raising unlimited funds is intoxicating, the reality is that unsuccessful campaigns...
Editing station with Adobe Premiere on monitor.
Purchasing SoftwareIn the beginning, purchasing software on a floppy, disc or dongle was the only option. The software was very expensive, but you owned it. You may have either purchased a computer or built one yourself, tailored to the specifications of that software, including the purchase of a specific...
Photo of 2 video producers.
Anybody who worked on Michael Cimino's 1980's western “Heaven's Gate” or “Ishtar” are sick to death of them being brought up whenever anybody references multi-million dollar flops and I imagine that the producers of “The Blair Witch Project” and “Primer” got tired of talking about how they made a...
We here at Videomaker love making video. Whether it’s made using a tablet or a Phantom Flex4K, the trade, craft and hobby of producing moving pictures is our bag. While we are occasionally in a unique position to try cameras that are astronomically priced and wildly capable, most of...
Photo of a collection of budget friendly video production products with price written on masking tape next to them.
Shoot a movie for under $1,800? You betcha. We have seen examples of movies costing a fraction of that amount, and if you already have a smartphone with a decent camera, then the total figure is nearer to $1,200.Making a movie is no longer solely in the realm of...
How It all Began Way back in the nifty 1950s, the television finally gained some traction. It took a few decades for TVs to find their way into most of our homes, though they were commercially available since the 1920s. Televised news broadcasts overtook the newspaper and radio as the...
Conrad Mess (right) with producer Adi Spektor filming Russian Roulette on an iPhone in Hollywood.
Award-winning Spanish director Conrad Mess has been at the forefront of iPhone filmmaking since his jaw-dropping debut The Fixer won a bunch of awards just over two years ago.Completely self-taught, Mess has carved out a reputation for himself as a special-effects guru, shooting on the iPhone and editing in...
A 1TB drive containing over 8800 royalty free stock elements
An important tool in a video editor's arsenal is a useful and versatile stock library. Royalty free stock footage, music, design elements and visual effects elements are all valuable resources for a video editor to have ready to use in a moment's notice. Rampant Design Tools came onto the...
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