Category Archives: Podcast

EF009: How To Release Your First Feature Film In Theaters

Has it been your dream to have one of your films being distributed in theaters? This can be a grueling process. You start planning your film, then you produce it and then there’s no assurance that your film will make it to the theaters or not. I asked people in the industry who know better than I do, and they say that 99% of all movies produced will NOT make it to theaters. That’s quite disheartening.  But wait… there is hope. And it wouldn’t be EntreFilmmaker if we would just walk away and accept this discomforting truth.

Interviewing Mario Feil

Interviewing Eric Bugbee

Today I share with you an interview with a feature film director who just closed a deal to get his film distributed here in the U.S. and internationally. It’s also his first film, and therefore it makes it even more interesting for me how he actually did it. His name is Eric Bugbee, and his film is an awesome BMX film called “Heroes of Dirt”.

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EF008: How To Become a Commercial Film Director From Scratch

You know I’m a big proponent of just starting, starting from scratch, from nothing. I hear often voices saying that this is bogus and that you have to get some education whether through film school or you have to work yourself up from low level positions. In today’s interview, my guest is commercial director and director of photography Mario Feil. He is the perfect example of someone who worked at a fashion retail company, offered his filmmaking skills to the company he was working for and worked himself up to become a commercial director creating high end commercial ads for Audi, Porsche and BASF to just mention a few. In short, he is an EntreFilmmaker.

 

Interviewing Mario Feil

Drilling Mario Feil With My Questions

In this episode we will drill deep in order to find out together how he did it. What tools he has been using, what career steps he took in order to go from ZERO to becoming a high-end director and cinematographer.

SHORTS: How To Get Your Wasted Time Back With The Click of a Button

post_thumbDo you you have goals? Are you an over achiever? Are you working overtime on your career? One of my biggest challenges is not having enough time for all the things that I want to do. I have a family with 4 kids, running a film production company, I blog, podcast and serve G-d. Now the problem is that I try to optimize my time as best as I can. Really. I shave off every unnecessary item in my life. But more often then not I’m bugged with all the tedious repetitive minute tasks like replying to the same questions that I get in emails and the associated tasks with it. Tell me honestly, how often do you wish you could just press a button and you would be done with the “busy” work that gets thrown at you on a daily basis?
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EF007: How To Get Profitable Clients With “Super-Niching”

Since I started EntreFilmmaker a few months ago, so many filmmakers and video pros write me over and over again how they are either frantically looking for work, or are simply out of business. They say they have to work side jobs like waiting tables or at working at Walmart for minimum wage. I’m not kidding you. This really pains me because I think since the social media explosion, the need for video has trippled. No video person in this day and age should be out of work.So, how can it be that people don’t make ends meet in such a lucrative market like film and video production?

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Thomas and I are getting ready for a King – Fu fight.

In this EntreFilmmaker MasterSeries Episode I got all the cool hacks from one of the top super – niche filmmakers. In this video he will walk us through his process in finding a moneymaking super – niche. He shares where to find the most lucrative clients and how to get them to choose you as their go-to person for all their video advertising needs.

His super – niche is so “thin” that he has virtually no competition in making multiple 6-figures. Wouldn’t it be cool if you would work on projects with budgets that make challenging and fun film production possible?

Let’s do this.
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SHORTS: How To Price Yourself Right & Not Lose $1000 Every Time

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Have you ever asked yourself how to price yourself right?
Do you feel that you should get paid better for the amazing work
you do?
Does talking with your clients about budgets and money makes
you feel uncomfortable?

In this video post I address two of the most important concerns
that freelance people in the video and film industry have:

How do I price my services right and not lose constantly $1000 or more?
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