Top 4 Tips for Successful Cold Calling
My father sold insurance for a living, and in paying just a little bit of attention, I promise if you solicit, it will yield you nothing and indeed kick your pride in the pants. So don’t do that. Don’t call asking for anything or selling anything. That’s an intrusive...
Drone industry insiders answer: Can you make a living?
With new regulations and more people than ever flying drones, is it still possible to break into the aerial videography market? Are there still paid opportunities out there? We spoke to a couple of industry professionals who are making regular income with their equipment. In both cases, they started their...
Affiliate Marketing: Where Video Streams become Cash Streams
Filmmaking is a labor of love, but it’s also hard work. Perhaps it’s time for your videos to work for you. If you own compelling content that draws an enthusiastic audience, you just might have what it takes to turn your content into cash through affiliate marketing.Affiliate marketing, sometimes...
With 1.01 billion daily active users on it’s platform, Facebook is the world’s largest social network. Users young and old use the site as a means to connect with one another, keep in touch with friends, and more recently with the rise of Facebook video, to upload and share...
Silhouetted camera shooting corporate video.
The world of video production has many facets, with numerous avenues of entry. Perhaps a bit more challenging but with less competition, you may find the world of corporate video an interesting and worthwhile destination.
Man shooting empty living room with digital camera
The obvious problem with joining the crowd is that you’re liable to get trampled, and the popular video markets, such as weddings and commercials, are pretty crowded. When the competition is thick, it’s harder to get noticed because there are more people going after the same projects, some of...
Person drinking cola with logo blurred out.
A trademark, according to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), is a word, phrase, symbol or design, or a combination of words, phrases, symbols or designs, that identifies and distinguishes the source of goods of one party from those of others. A service mark is the same...
Crowd at movie theater
A haphazard approach to publicity could hinder your chances for everything from an audience choice award at a local film festival to a lucrative distribution deal. By carefully crafting your public relations (PR) campaign, you can create the most publicity opportunities for your film and help ensure the largest...
Want to know how to get the job? A good demo reel is a good place to start. We discuss the mind of the hiring manager and what you should focus on.  
Video producer showing client project on tablet.
Projects come and go, but dreaming up the next great video for a good client can mean the difference between caviar and canned beans. While most clients will come to the table with an idea for their first video or (hopefully) two, it's the job of the independent producer...
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