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How Do I Know if I’m Doing Things Right as a Wedding Filmmaker?

Filmmaker Education

This is by far the number one question that we are asked – “how do I know if I’m doing things right as a wedding filmmaker?” If you don’t come from a business background, running your own business can feel overwhelming when you’re just getting started. Sure, you probably have your craft down pat to Continue Reading

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3 Things to Consider as a Filmmaker When Creating Your Own Wedding Questionnaire

Filmmaker Education

Last night we wrapped up our 5th and final Facebook Live! We’ve taken you inside different areas of the backend of our business – from pricing, to marketing, to how we use Facebook, and contracts and finally – last night we talked all about questionnaires and how we utilize them to enhance our storytelling. Utilizing Continue Reading

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3 Things You May Be Missing in Your Wedding Filmmaking Contract

Filmmaker Education

Contracts. I remember this being one of the hardest things to nail down once Ty and I started running the business together. Like, what do you actually put in one? Where should you look for a reputable lawyer that isn’t going to nickel and dime you in every way – but, also understands the niche Continue Reading

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Facebook for Wedding Filmmakers

Filmmaker Education

Just a few weeks ago on January 11, Mark Zuckerberg announced that Facebook was going to start prioritizing person-to-person interaction in your newsfeed over businesses. He said that in the coming months, you’d be seeing less business posts and more person-to-person posts. #cool That’s one way to start an motivational blog post about how Facebook Continue Reading

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Female Filmmakers + The Creative at Heart Conference

Filmmaker Education

In the Fall of 2014 I remember getting an email from Kat Schmoyer. She had a crazy dream and wanted to know if we’d be interested in filming the whole thing come to life. Her dream was the Creative at Heart Conference. She envisioned a place where like-minded creatives could come together and build purposeful, Continue Reading

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3 Things to Consider When Marketing as a Wedding Filmmaker

Filmmaker Education

Marketing is crucial to any business, but especially to home-grown entrepreneurial businesses that have a need to find a specific clientele. Wedding filmmaking is a niche. It’s a specialized service targeting very specific clients – brides + grooms. The great thing is you know who you’re looking for, but sometimes, the hardest part is knowing Continue Reading

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3 Tips for the Filmmaker Struggling to Book This Off Season

Filmmaker Education

For most wedding filmmakers the winter months are considered the “off-season.” It’s the time of the year when we can catch up on all the things that we don’t usually have time to do during the craziness of wedding season! For some that may look like updating your website, establishing goals for the new year, Continue Reading

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5 Mistakes We Made as Filmmakers When We Were Just Getting Started

Filmmaker Education

Ty and I are big believers in the phrase “everyone starts somewhere.” Neither one of us set out to own our own business and we both never dreamed that one day filmmaking would be our life’s work. But in the age of entrepreneurship, we are grateful that our passion for serving and loving people, alongside Continue Reading

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3 Reasons You Should Invest in Educational Opportunities as a Business Owner

Education

When Ty first started the business, he was in college. He was scheduled to take photo classes to fulfill his art electives for his graphic design major. So, with that in mind, he asked for a nice camera the Christmas of his freshman year. The excitement of this new piece of gear made him eager Continue Reading

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The Power of the Same-Day-Edit

How a 1-Minute Film Can Transform Your Business

“I hate to be THAT guy, but can I ask you a few questions about that gimbal you’re using?” “That guy” (Zack) was a guest at the wedding we were shooting and ultimately ended up being one of our grooms! As a result of that conversation he booked us to film his wedding just THREE Continue Reading

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