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5 REASONS TO HIRE A VIDEO PRODUCER RATHER THAN DOING IT YOURSELF

(Thank you to John Montana for another of his fine articles about independent filmmaking in the 21st Century.)

DirectorYou have just finished your script! Congratulations!! That is a huge accomplishment and you should be very proud. You would not believe how many “writers” can’t even get that far. But you have. Good for you. Now comes the difficult question that you must ask yourself. Do I make this video by myself? Or do I hire a producer to do it for me?

Well, this is a very important question. Because there are many variables you must consider before you start. Personally, I do it all myself. That’s just how I’m built, I can’t wait to get started. With that being said though, by doing it yourself, there are many mistakes and pitfalls you will make that can be avoided. And by avoiding these traps, you can free up an enormous amount of time and effort to concentrate on the task at hand…which is making your video / movie.

Here are the top 5 reasons why you should consider hiring a Video Producer. Continue reading

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FOUR BASIC TIPS FOR MAKING A SHORT FILM

The one and only John Montana has graciously provided Balladeer’s Blog with this article regarding independent film-making.

Four Basic Tips for Making a Short Film

Making a short film, or any film for that matter can be a lot of amazing fun. But most of the time, making a movie is very stressful and filled with problems. I recently made my most recent short film called HUNGRY. I had this idea for a short that came to me a couple of years before. A wicked, humorous, little piece on the greed that is rampant at Christmas. Here are the major issues that came up and what I learned from it for my next shoot. Continue reading

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