Want to make money creating videos? Do you consider yourself creative? Are you serious about starting a creative business? Author Brien Lee has spent 40 years creating corporate videos, video tributes for industry leaders and family and friends, major meeting extravaganzas, and documentaries. In this book he shares everything he learned about running a creative video business, from getting business, writing and creating videos, growing a business, and the care and feeding of clients and co-workers. This is a book where Brien lays bare the lessons he has learned, and the way he survived 40 years in the business and the founding and operating of three separate companies. He shares his methods and techniques that led he and his compadres to major success, and confessed his failures (and the lessons learned) as well. The book includes samples of scripts, proposals, timelines, and actual videos. He offers links to additional helpful resources, equipment, and free video library sources. And he does it all in a breezy, anecdotal style. This is an honest book.
Brien details the keys to success, but shares some real life failures, and what he learned from them, as well. If you have ever considered using your creative talents to make money, this book is for you. The book covers 5 main “super topics”, each carrying many chapters on the subject. These include:
MINDSET: Examining what it takes to run a business, and deal with the challenges a creative business represents
THE BASICS: The basics of both the business and creative aspects of a Video Biz.
YOUR BUSINESS MATURES: Once you hit your stride, you will need to grow the business. Learn the various ways to create growth, and the new challenges growth brings.
REAL LIFE INSIGHTS: Anecdotes from the Author’s Life that represent various successes, failures, and the lessons learned.
SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS: Sample proposal, budget, schedule, listing of web resources, listing of suggested audio, video, and picture libraries, and links to samples accompanied by case histories from the author’s career.
You’ll also gain access to a private facebook group where you can discuss your issues with the author and fellow producers.