Pre Production


Writing: 3 Essential Tricks to Get Started

Writing is hard. It doesn't matter if you are writing a commercial script, documentary outline, blog or an original film. Writing is hard. It’s a solitary and lonely process that can be discouraging at the best of times. You will fight constant self doubt and the strong urge to give up. It’s also likely that the first few things you write will be bad. Still want to be a writer? If so I have good news. If you dedicate the kind of time you did to learning filmmaking, you will do fine. 1. Putting in the Time If you are writing a script you need to treat it with the ...

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Skype Interview with Pen Weddings | Sarah and Rick Pendergraft

Skype Interview with Pen Weddings | Sarah and Rick Pendergraft I had the pleasure of interviewing Sarah & Rick Pendergraft from Pen Weddings. We chatted for about 40 mins and discussed working with photographers, dealing with flash, and some great ideas on storytelling. About Sarah & Rick Pendergraft Sarah & Rick Pendergraft have made a name for themselves in the wedding community with their focus on storytelling and raw emotion. Their work has been featured on the Today Show and CNN, and over the past three years their short films have been ...

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Wedding Video Revisions | Keep Customers Happy Without Losing Money

How To Handle Video Revisions Without Losing Money and Keeping Customers Happy. Have you ever delivered the most amazing wedding film to your client only to hear the dreaded words "I love my film but....."? You're not alone. I've had revision requests for 15 years. I've had all types of clients request them. Difficult ones, easy going ones, micro-managers, laid back ones, you name it. Sometimes we go a long time before we get requests and sometimes it feels like every other film gets them. This is the final stage in your customer's experience. The goal for successful ...

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Pre-Production Is Crucial For Wedding Filmmakers

Pre-production is just as important as filming or editing a wedding film. Many filmmakers seem to skip over this crucial part. We reach out to our wedding clients before their event to cover the final planning and story elements. This ensures that we can do the best job possible for them. Here is what we cover during this call.   Schedule Having a solid schedule is the only way you can ensure the best product for your wedding clients. It’s pretty simple, you just let the client know how much time you need to do your thing. Remind them to combine the ...

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