The METHOD HOW to Use the Movie Process to Make a Video as a Part of Your Media Plan to Be Perceived as the Expert in Your Field You Are!

To Make a Video You do Not Need a Camera or Anything Else Except for a Computer or Your Phone and Even those You Could Borrow from Someone

Get Seen as an Expert at No Cost

If you have become frustrated because you see others in your field getting better rates than you do, one possible solution to this situation is to increase the likelihood of being perceived as the expert you are. There is a mode known as being seen on video which, for whatever reason, makes a difference in being perceived as an expert. Think about it. If you had a choice between two experts, one with a video and the other not, which expert would you select?

The SECRET HOW to Increase Your Status in Your Industry

But how do you do this? You need the online tool kit which if you are very ambitious and have basic computer skills on your desktop or phone, then there is the chance that the cost of this process could be nada, nothing.

Video is Our Focus Right Now

Since you are now in the “Movie Process” zone we are going to focus right now on the making of a video, that along with other media tools can assist you in being able to charge more for your expertise.

Elements of Expertise

What are the components that together form the perception of someone who is considered an expert in your field. Why are others in your field paying more to these individuals. What is it that they know. Why is this knowledge important to those who hire experts. Do you have all the experience and knowledge that those who are seen as experts do? Once you get the mechanical side of things done, we then move on to…

The Show Business of Business

You might have heard the saying that “There’s no business that’s NOT in show business.” In other words, there are ways that people sometimes are able to put their best foot forward for turning prospects into clients. Since you know your industry well, what is it that those who get more business and clients than you do and even at a higher price tag, do that you do not.

How do They Catch Fish?

One thing that they may be better situated with than you, is connections and a network. This brings up the question, what do they do to build their network and can you do the same thing?

Position Yourself

One way to help make others perceive you as the expert you are, is to hold a workshop or some such thing. The point being that you should keep your eyes open for media opportunities.

Flash or No Flash?

Do you work in a flashy business of image, status and lifestyle? If so, is pulling this off difficult for you? Or, are you simply not seen for what you know and can do for people in the form of consulting or services or both?

Okay, Back to the Video

It is our hope that you have taken some time to write down thoughts and answers to the questions we have been asking. The goal would be to begin to meld one thing into another to start to be able to write the script for your video. The video you make will help you be seen as having an expertise.

It Never Goes Out of Style

Having a spiffy video is terrific, but the most important thing, and that which never goes out of style, is to always do right by your customers to the best of your ability. This pushing of yourself to do the best work possible, will make a difference in whatever you do, including the making of a video.

Solutions to Problems

As you likely know, regardless of the business or industry you are in, in the end you are selling to customers and clients a solution to a problem they are having. Hence, as you start to write your script here are the three stages to think about:

Getting Even More in Depth

What is the problem that your future customer or client has for which they need a professional to help them solve? What are all the aspects of problems that need to be solved in the context of ongoing help for the client?

Your Video Should be Simple and Quite Professional

Thus far we have been looking at your industry and what those who are seen as having more expertise than you do getting all the jobs. But the video should be short and sweet. Maybe get the idea of you being able to solve their problem is a part of it. A lot can be done with titles, images and video clips. You can actually put together a decent video using libraries of these elements.

Write a Script for a One Minute Video

It is going to be tough to keep somehow who is going through your website to spend more than a minute watching a video. Also, if you are determined to do everything for your promoting of yourself for free, you are going to have some limitations. But the good news is that “Less is more” and you only need to hit a few key points on you or your business and why you should be their solution choice.

What Do You Need to Do to Make the Video

You do not need to film anything. You don’t need to take photos. There is no need for any of that. There are a few really good online graphics sites that in addition to being able to create image oriented things for your website, social media and so on.

SaaS Graphics Sites do Instant Videos Too

And of course you can facilitate the making of quite professional looking videos in five minutes or so. Many of you already know this, but some of you do not. These companies have free and premium versions of their services as a SaaS (Software as a Service).

You Need More than Just a Video

A video is just a part of your kit and strategies. You need the METHOD HOW to do many other things. But if you want to not spend anything, it is possible to find free versions of apps. If you look for them you will find them!

Elders Go Digital

If you have been following us for any length of time, then you know that the focus of this site has much to do with digital filmmaking or moviemaking. But other topics of interest could include education for the elderly. “Elderly” is a horrible word. Maybe that is because I myself am now a member. The “E” word immediately conjures up in my mind sad aging people, isolated and alone. But it does not have to be just that. One hopes that maybe those whose numeric digits indicating age are rising, could maybe still contribute to society, maybe even to the workforce.

That is why Movie Process, at least for this post, is choosing to see aging as opportunity. The fact is that a large amount of people on the planet are growing older as in “older older” older. And not everyone, including myself, start collecting acorns for the winter ahead. They kick themselves now because of this and whenever possible stress to others that whether it is enjoyable or not, it is never too young or too late to start saving and learning about investing.

And, thank goodness, it is getting easier and easier to learn a “Method How” to do something. Since we are in the information age it means we can quickly and efficiently find out knowledge we know that we need. And a great tool for this is the internet. So think of something you would love to be doing or accomplishing and search for online. Plow through the information carefully and learn how to implement the changes that could impact your life in a positive way. The best place to start is at the beginning.

A Movie or Any Form of Media often Needs a Good Website Domain Name

Movie Process

When this “Movie Process” site was created, the goal was to document movie process ideas that we had regarding alternative methods of making feature films and television programing. There was a fascination with processes and workflows and the impact they could have on how much time was spent as well as how many people were necessary behind the scenes.

A Key to Making a Movie is Having a Good Name for it As Well as Domain Name for Your Film’s Website

It has been getting tougher and more difficult to find domain names that are eight letters or less and no more than three words. This is due lately in a surge of domains being purchased in mass end then reselling them as “Premium” for hundreds or even thousands of dollars.

Thank Goodness for Domain Name Generators

That is why you must have a search strategy to find a domain that integrates the words trending and is short. This can be frustrating. Thankfully, there are some domain registrars who provide you with a “Domain Name Generator” which you search, and purchase sites have a mode where you can put in a keyword or two and see what is available.

Watch Out for “Premium Domains”

Be careful when using sites because it has been known to happen where you end up with a site where they tell you a domain name is available, only to find out it is yet another pathway to being asked to purchase a premium domain. A premium domain is simply a domain that a broker purchased and is sitting, knowing that there is someone out there for who this domain name is a perfect match for what they are doing. Even so much so to pay thousands of dollars for it.

If Your Life is a Movie, Can You Avoid a Clique Ending?

From feedback regarding last week’s email, it seems as though there was a misunderstanding.

If in Fact I Have a Sense of Humor, it is Very Dry

Sometimes what I see as an attempt at being satirical, is taken literally. I do not do “Ironic” very well. Last week’s email message was my poor attempt at being tongue-in-cheek. It was intended to come across like a bad script that is trying too hard until it become so so pseudo intellectual that is comical. Much like what I am writing right now.

Some of you thought it was real life, an incident that happened to me in Southern California. It was not. It. It was pure fiction, and poor fiction at that. Sorry for any misunderstanding.

Short Term Role

I am old enough to have made Super 8 films when I was a kid. My intention at 18 was to pursue what I had been doing since age 8, be a magician. I already had a nice side business doing birthday parties, fundraisers and even public performances in theaters and in some cases, magic with a storyline from start to finish. It was my passion, but then those Super 8 films changed everything. I had submitted them on video to an educator who was from a well-known arts family. Suddenly I was being asked to move to the city of angels, which I did, setting my magic wand and collapsible top hat to the side.

And finally, the Theme of of “Living Life as though in a Movie is Introduced!

I mention the just written series of details because it, for me, was a significant moment when I went from something I was genuinely good at (magic) and began to live a part that I had never intended to play which is that of a wanna be filmmaker with very little actual filmmaking talent but was in complete denial of this fact. And tragically, I portrayed this filmmaker character for literally decades. Even after moving to my beloved home since 1988, New York City, did even the reality-inducing Big Apple wake me up to the fact I had been cast in the movie known as my life with a possible tragic ending.

Saved by a Reflection I Never Saw Coming

And it wasn’t until, I was fast becoming and old man that I finally looked in the mirror and knew the sad truth. Ironic, because mirrors are great friends to magicians because they rehearse their tricks for hundreds and hundreds of hours. But no longer pursuing a career as a conjurer, myself and “looking glasses” never got together much. Why then, now, finally taking in “reality?” A much better part came about. A role I never saw coming but when I took it, turned out to be the most rewarding and an important experience for me in my life. One through which I finally found something far more important outside of myself. I became a parent. The most meaningful and important role that I have ever had. And of course, I am not unique with this. Many are having the same kind of experience.

How about You? Are You Living Out a Part?

Are you on the celluloid screen of your own making? If your life was a movie, how would it end? Tragic? Ambiguous? Happy? 

P.S. And by the way, this was not intended as a dry satire, although it may seem to be.It was “real life” if such a thing exists.