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7 Tips for Producing Awesome Video on a Deadline

7 Tips for Producing Awesome Video on a Deadline

Everyone has felt the stress of a fast-approaching deadline. Maybe you’re a habitual procrastinator or maybe you took on more work than you could...
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7 Profitable Video Business Models with Little Competition

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,...
The Internet: Friend or Foe?

How to Navigate the Legalities of Distributing Video Online

The Internet, with all its conveniences and complexities, has changed the way videographers watch, share, and interact with video. Video sharing websites like YouTube...
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YouTube Success and the Brave New World of New Media

We’re currently going through one of the most tumultuous times in the industry as the new media begins to overtake the old media as...
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Video Production Insurance: An Absolutely Necessary Evil

Just as you wouldn’t drive a car without insurance, you should also never shoot without it either. Of course, we’re not saying you need...
With careful planning and measured purchases your kit can expand and develop as your business grows, while minimising the impact on your pocket.

Ask these Questions Before Replacing Your Equipment

Manufacturers are constantly trying to tempt you with the new and updated versions of their products. Plus, video-making trade shows such as NAB are...
The more streams of video income you can develop now, the better off you’ll be later.

Choosing a Career Path as a Videographer

So, you got yourself a camera and you’re all set to go make your mark on the video industry. Not so fast! The video...
How to Pass the FAA Part 107 Knowledge Test for Drone Pilots

How to Pass the FAA Part 107 Knowledge Test for Drone...

You may ask yourself, do I need to be certified to fly a drone? What all is required to become certified? How can I... site

How to Copyright Your Video

Over the years, the U.S. Copyright Office has modified its rules for registering literary works, software, musical works and accompanying words or lyrics, dramatic...

How to Get Shares on Your Facebook Video

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...

Video Courses

How to Be Successful on YouTube

Over 6 billion hours of video are watched each month on YouTube — that's almost an hour for every person on Earth. It's the...

What's New

What can event videographers do to make money during COVID-19

Right now, things are different. While some businesses have reopened or may open soon, in-person events will likely be one of the last things to get back to normal. That sets up the challenge of those of us who depend on event...
How to work with clients' bad ideas

How do you work with a client set on bad ideas

Bad client ideas can be tough to work past, especially when the client won't budge. Here's how you can steer them in the right direction.

What is a Director of Photography?

Is that person behind the camera a Director of Photography, Cinematographer or Camera Operator? Are they all the same thing? Does the size of the production or cost of the camera make a difference? We decided to go to the source and...
How you can look your best for your virtual meetin

How to look great for your virtual meeting or video call

Virtual meetings have their own set of things you need to consider. It’s imperative to look as good as you do on camera as you do off camera.

Professional networking: How to make connections and grow your business

When you think of networking, the image that often comes to mind is a large room of people walking around passing out business cards. Although it is important to get out and meet other professionals in your area when possible, there are...

How to make money with video

In this episode of the Videomaker Podcast, Chris and Mike talk about how to make the leap from amateur to professional in the world of video production and filmmaking.
The Videomaker Podcast #8 with Mike Wilhelm and Chris Monlux

Making TV commercials for a living this episode of the Videomaker Podcast, Chris and Mike talk about what it's like to make TV...

Getting paid to make travel videos

On this episode, we have a conversation with travel vlogger Juliana Broste; we talk about how to get the best video possible out of a mobile phone; and we argue about whether or not anyone really needs 6K video.
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What to do when you have too much freelance work

What do you do when you’ve been offered more work than you have time? That’s a question many freelancers are faced with all too often
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How to be professional — both on and off set

No matter how skilled you are as a videographer, you won't be able to win or keep clients with an unprofessional attitude. Here's how to make a good impression, both on and off set.
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Project management for video production: A professional’s guide

Project management for video means figuring out what needs to be done, in what order and by what time. Then, you must ensure it actually gets done.

Video contests: Should you really bother?

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.

How freelancers can advocate for their rights in the gig economy

With the gig economy experiencing a full boom, more attention than ever is turning to the backbone of companies, like Uber — independent contractors.

How to become a full-time video editor

A video is not a work of art until it has been edited. That's where the magic happens. Here's how to harness that magic as a full-time video editor.