Have you ever been asked to work for exposure? What about working to expand your portfolio? Or my personal (least) favorite, working to establish a relationship that is guaranteed to bring more paid work in the future? If only it was that easy!
The concept of renting rather than buying gear isn't new to the professional video production world. What would be the point of buying expensive gear that won't be used often when you can just rent? The thing is, this concept isn't just limited to "the pros."
Web Series are gaining popularity more and more everyday. With so many people watching videos online, it's not as required to have a major distribution deal to get your project seen. In today's post, I interview Filmmaker Eric Won on his indie web series "The Division."
Last week I started this series by giving an introduction on how to make money with your Filmmaking skills. Today I'll go into more details on how to go about doing that. Two questions I usually get from those who want to start are "Where do I find clients?" and "How much should I charge?"
You can make money with your talents, and the best time to start is now!
A lot of us Filmmakers are very talented individuals, but we fall into the trap of the Starving Artist. We have the talent, but we struggle to monetize it. I know we all just want to make artistic films, but bills and responsibilities don't care about our art. Filmmakers need to develop some business skills, and a great way to do that is by getting paid work.
The following is a guest article by Producer Jason Brubaker.
Independent Filmmaking has changed a lot in the decade since I started my career. It sounds silly now, but back when I started, there was this collective belief that if you made your movie, you would sell it at Sundance and live happily ever after. Perpetuated by sensational headlines touting the successes of Ed Burns, Kevin Smith and Robert Rodriguez, Sundance Fever became a full-blown epidemic resulting in maxed out credit cards, angry investors and film festival rejection.