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Wedding Videography: Start Your Own Successful Business

Everything you need to know to launch your wedding videography business. Wedding photographers welcome too!

Description

Have you ever thought about starting a wedding videography business? Taught by a wedding videographer who knows all the tricks of the trade, this course will get you started in a lucrative market. Phil went from charging $250 per wedding to over $2500 in less than 12 months! He'll teach you how to do the same! With over 4 hours of great content, you'll learn: How to get your first wedding. Shooting a wedding Editing a wedding video Creating a wedding business website and so much more! The course is easy to follow in short segments. All you need is an entrepreneurial spirit! Learn at your own pace. Phil is available if you have any questions.
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Curriculum

  • Introduction
    Who am I?
    Get to know your instructor... me! I talk about my history and how I got into wedding videography, and how I went from making $250 per wedding to $2500 in just one year!
    8:42
    Why Wedding Videography?
    In this lesson, we talk about the reasons you are getting into wedding videography. Why do you want to be a wedding videographer? I'll tell you some great reasons to be one and the honest truth about the hard work it takes.
    9:47
  • Getting Your First Wedding
    Define Yourself
    In this lesson, we talk about the importance of defining yourself and coming up with your own brand.
    9:58
    Videography Packages
    In this lesson, we talk about coming up with different packages and what to include in each.
    11:12
    Pricing
    In this lesson, we talk about how to price your videography for success!
    15:07
    The Contract
    In this lesson, we talk about the importance of having a solid contract. I even include my own contract to give you different examples of what to do and what not to do.
    6:01
    Contract Sample
    Here is a sample contract to look at.
    Do Your Research!
    In this lesson, we talk about researching other companies and the benefits of doing so.
    6:59
    Asking Friends and Family
    In this lesson, we talk about how you really get your first wedding - starting with asking friends and family.
    10:40
    How To Use Craigslist To Get Your First Wedding
    In this lesson, we talk about how to use craigslist to get your first wedding gig. I'll even show you how to come up with a killer ad!
    9:03
    Posting Images within Craigslist Post
    In this quick lesson, I show you how to post images within a craigslist post.
    2:04
    Using Wedding Websites
    In this lesson, we talk about using already existing websites with thousands of users to get your first wedding gigs.
    7:02
    Partnering with Photographers
    In this lesson, we talk about how partnering with an already established or new photographer can help you get more wedding jobs.
    8:43
    How Wedding Coordinators Can Help You Get Business
    In this lesson, we talk about working with wedding coordinators to get your first few wedding gigs.
    8:35
  • Shooting a Wedding
    Wedding Videographer/Photographer Dress Code
    In this lesson, we talk about the appropriate dress code for wedding videographers and photographers.
    9:11
    Camera Options
    In this lesson, we talk about different camera options for shooting weddings.
    9:08
    My Complete Camera Kit
    In this lesson, I show you my camera kit that I use for weddings.
    7:46
    Recording Audio: Options
    In this lesson, we talk about how to record audio at weddings and what equipment you need.
    9:44
    My Complete Audio Kit
    In this lesson, I show you my audio equipment. I also show you how to properly put on a lapel/lavaliere microphone to the groom.
    5:39
    Single Camera Shooting
    In this lesson, we talk about shooting a wedding by yourself.
    9:30
    Multi-Camera Shooting
    In this lesson, we talk about shooting a multi-camera wedding.
    13:17
    Being On Time - No Ifs Ands or Buts
    In this lesson, we talk about the importance of being on time including learning from my mistakes.
    6:00
    What to do about OVERTIME!
    In this lesson, we talk about having a standard procedure for overtime, which is bound to happen when shooting weddings.
    6:25
    Working with the Photographer
    In this lesson, we talk about how to work with the photographer on the day of the wedding. I'll talk about the different roles and how you should interact.
    5:55
    The Key Wedding Moments You MUST Capture
    In this lesson, we talk about all the key moments you must capture. This is probably the most important lesson in this course!
    10:12
  • Editing Wedding Videos
    The Many Types of Edits
    In this lesson, we talk about the many kinds of video edits and what goes into each.
    11:50
    My Big to Small Editing Theory
    In this lesson, we talk about my theory that makes editing weddings more efficient and rewarding.
    8:09
    How to use popular music in your wedding video
    Want to license popular music for you wedding videos? Have a bride or groom that needs a particular song? Don't want to do anything illegal? Here is the answer to all your problems!
    Music for Wedding Films
    In this lesson, we talk about what music to choose for your wedding videos.
    10:15
    Final Product Delivery
    In this lesson, we talk about the importance of quality product delivery - whether it is digital, dvds, flash drives - go big!
    8:13
  • Creating an Online Presence: Websites, Blogs, Portfolios
    Video Hosting - Youtube vs. Vimeo
    In this lesson, we talk about hosting your videos online. I talk you through the great debate between vimeo and youtube!
    9:09
    Using Social Media Platforms
    In this lesson, we talk about how to properly use Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and other social media to build your brand.
    12:22
    Create a Beautiful Free Website
    In this lesson, we talk about how to create a beautiful free website!
    10:33
    Create a Paid Website Part 1
    In this lesson, we talk about the pros of using a customizable paid website service.
    5:34
    Create a Paid Website Part 2
    In this lesson, I show you a professional wedding photographer's website that works!
    2:31
    Creating a Wordpress Custom Site with BlueHost.com
    In this lesson, we talk about using Bluehost to host your website. I show you all the steps necessary to building a great site!
    3:14
    Blogs - To Blog or Not to Blog
    In this lesson, we talk about how to blog properly.
    10:41
  • Course Wrap-Up
    Be Unique
    In this lesson, we talk about the importance of being unique in this industry. I also give you some ideas to do so!
    9:18
    Landing Your NEXT Job
    In this Lesson, we'll discuss how to get your next job...
    9:39
    Final Wrap-Up and a BIG THANK YOU!
    This is my final farewell! The last hoorah! The moon shot! Thank you very much for being a part of this course!
    5:51
  • BONUS Lessons
    Watch Me Edit: Organization
    In this bonus lesson, I show you one of my wedding projects and how I organize my footage. Enjoy!
    2:56
    Highlight Vignette Walk Through
    In this bonus lesson, I show you a rough cut of a highlight vignette I'm working on and talk you through all of my shots and why I edited it the way I did!
    7:47

Skills

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Video Editing
  • Wedding Videography

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