Ever wonder if entering a video contest is a smart use of your time? There are numerous benefits to stretching your creativity with some healthy competition.
For some, four walling has resulted in profitable theater runs, better distribution deals, invaluable film reviews, and even an Oscar or two. With this in mind, let's go over how to successfully four wall your own film.
Your audience wants more of your content from the devices they love, so give them what they want — get your own OTT apps and streaming service launched ASAP!
Considering the prominence of YouTube when it comes to video sharing, you may have never thought to post your video content on any other site. Why would you need to? But at some point, you might realize it’s time to move beyond uploading your videos to just YouTube. Maybe...
It’s a tricky game, but selling your videos online can help you reach a larger audience and greater success.
DVDs are still wonderful to many of us movie-lovers. You can hold them, enjoy the artwork, and display your collection on a shelf. You can enjoy the commentary tracks, behind the scenes videos, and other extras. As a filmmaker, I would pack my DVDs with bonus features and Easter eggs...
A Look inside the Film Festival Selection Process
The film festival submission process can be a time of mixed emotions for filmmakers. On one hand, you are feeling elated and are eager to show your film to the world. On the other hand, you are becoming increasingly frustrated with the selection process and the rejection letters are...
The Internet: Friend or Foe?
The Internet, with all its conveniences and complexities, has changed the way videographers watch, share, and interact with video. Video sharing websites like YouTube and Vimeo, social media websites like Facebook and Instagram, and other online platforms have given content creators the ability to instantly share their work with...
The Legal Dos and Don’ts of Crowdfunding Videos
So you’ve decided to raise money for your creative project through crowdfunding. You’ve researched different crowdfunding methods, chosen a platform that fits your needs, and determined your financial goal. Now it’s time to start filming your promotional video, right? If you ask a lawyer, the answer will most likely be...
The .film Namespace is a Viable Top-level Domain for the Film Industry
If your chosen .com or .net domain isn’t available, there’s usually .org or .cc or .whatever — really. Bottom line, folks: Top Level Domains are no longer any fun to deal with; no more partying like it’s 1999, ‘cause it ain’t! The fact is that all words of five...
Electric Canyon Convergence
I recently had a chance to sit down with Dale Price from Electric Canyon and Vince Nelson from Gearmark Pictures to help shed some light on their respective industry experience and how they got there. Price is the owner of Pro Sound Audio and operates Electric Canyon studios in Chico,...
Festivals do three things for aspiring filmmakers: deliver audiences, connect you to the marketplace and provide learning opportunities for improving your craft. We at Videomaker love film festivals and try to support the ones we find the most worthy by passing out copies of Videomaker to attendees and/or providing...
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