Why Video Marketing is Important

The Percentages are Stunning When it Comes to Video

Not sure video is the way to go for your marketing? Most politely we say “Think again.” In 2019, Cisco reports that video represents more than 85 percent of U.S. internet traffic! That means that if you’re not doing it, you’re missing out big time!

Anyone Can Make Videos These Days

When it comes to marketing video is here in a big way. And the good news is that it’s easier than ever. Just film it on your smart phone then edit it in one of many free online editing systems. Google free online editing it to find the system that’s right for you.

Live Video is Quite Popular

Editing not your thing? Consider live video. It’s simple to do and because it is viewed in actual time, you can retire your editing methods.

Get Your Customers, Clients and Fans to Tune In

Why go live? One reason could be to do seminars online (check out YouTube live options) where you have subscribers from your email list to prearrange viewership.

No List?

Don’t have an email list? No problem. Maybe purchase heavily targeted social media ads to build your list or look into do-it-yourself SEO (Search Engine Optimization).

Video is About Your Audience

Videos are great for communication, they speak for themselves and are way more effective than any other form of social media postings. If you want to increase your users then try to upload engaging videos on your social media pages. The content can be anything you like, and if you want to maximize its ability to connect, think about your audience.

The Way to Reach Your Audience

The more keyed into your audience when it comes to video, the better and the more you’ll get out of it. Consider solving a problem for your viewership. They are more likely to watch your video when there is something at stake for them such as showing them a solution to something that is a pain point.

Having Competition Can Be a Good Thing

If you have competitors in the industry you are involved in, just Google the competition and look at how they’re using video. What are the kinds of videos that are bringing in the largest numbers? Internalize this and call upon it when designing your next video unleashing.

The Role of the Filmmaker in Filmmaking and YOU!

Movie Process
Many people have thought at one time or another about making a movie. Now is the perfect time for YOU to do so!

What is Filmmaking?

Merriam Webster Dictionary defines filmmaking as being “the making of motion pictures.” That’s a pretty straight forward and we believe accurate description of what the movie process is.

Therefore it doesn’t take too much of a leap of faith to then define a filmmaker or movie director as “someone who makes motion pictures.”

A filmmaker or film director is in some sense in a leadership position and overseer of all aspects of a production. It is her or his job to make certain that footage shot will eventually be able to be edited into a finished movie such as a Thrillumentary. Much planning usually occurs in preparing to shoot a film because everyone’s time on the set is valuable and if a director is not prepared it can cost the studio extra money.

Studio Made Movies Versus Independent Films or Even “No Budget” Ones

In recent years with the advent of digital filmmaking the lines have been blurring considerably as to the difference between studio, independent and no budget productions Wikipedia describes a no budget film as follows:

“A no-budget film is a film made with very little or no money. “

The fact is that with the incredible quality that current inexpensive video cameras have, it’s now possible for just about anyone to make a feature film.

Self Taught Filmmakers

There is on the rise people who are self taught filmmakers. Some would say “doing is learning” and because the threshold to enter the game is so low, anyone can start to make movies. Her or his films may not at first be very good, but one has to fail to become good at something because we learn from our mistakes.

Do YOU Want to be a Filmmaker?

The fact that you are reading this post might indicate that you are a filmmaker or want to be a filmmaker or are even someone who is just interested in filmmaking in general. Regardless why you are here we at “Movie Process” commend you for doing research into the process. We invite you to jump right in and make a motion picture. The time has never been better to do so!

Things to Think About When Making a “No Budget” Movie

First off, you have no budget in the first place so the only thing that you have to lose is time. If you are planning on having a small crew you will need to worry about their time also, since as a leader you want to make certain to have their interest at heart.

Making a Movie Alone

Or if you are a self taught moviemaker making a film you might even decide to work alone. We realize this may sound a little bit odd, but in fact we’ve seen people who opt out of having a crew and only recruit some onscreen talent. Can a movie be made with just a camera, a director and some actors? Of course it can and YOU are just the person to do it.

Should You Script Your Movie?

Here’s the deal. If you are making a film to gain experience and are making it alone, all you really have to worry about are the actors. And depending on what type of actors you have, they may even be good at improvising dialogue. If this is the case then all you need to do is have a basic outline, either on paper or in your head, to start working.

Filmmakers of Yesteryear Rolling Over in their Graves!

Many filmmakers from the past if they were alive today, might not like the idea of not having a script. But for many of them, especially for film exploration happening in the early 1900’s, they had big and bulky and expensive ways of making their films. Today, not of that applies. So do what you want. Again your first couple of movie may not be great, but you will get better and better as you go along.

Do You Have a Passion to Make Films?

This is a very important question because to make films you should have a passion for it. This is what will keep you going especially when the going gets tough. You need to be able to pick yourself up and then go at it once again!

Final Thoughts

We live in an exciting time because of the low cost of making movies, so get out there and make a film!

Manhattan Magician has a Breakthrough in the Cinema Arts!

Manhattan Magician and his Movie Process
It was years in the making but Manhattan Magician’s Movie Process is a Great Success.

Looking for a Way to Test His Methodology

THE Manhattan Magician, yes the same one of ManhattanMagician.com quite some time ago decided at some point in the ’90’s that there had to be a better way to make films. So he began to develop the Multi Media Movie Making Matrix and Methodology. But it wasn’t until August of 2016 that he actually got to put his Movie Process to the test.

The Membership Site Solution

The Manhattan Magician created an online educational membership site entitled Art Gush. Please note that Art Gush is still in existence today but sans the Multi Media Movie Making Matrix and Methodology testing as well as many other products and services. The new Art Gush, as of this writing, still has no downloadable PDF eBooks available which we are assured will be coming soon. Back to August 2016. This is when Manhattan Magician pulled a Movie Process out of his top hat.

Inviting Others into His Process

Determined to create a proof of concept for his method, he began EACH AND EVERY DAY to do 3 steps toward the making of a motion picture. He documented his experimentation weekly, placing the 21 steps he had done (3 steps a day x 7 days = 21 steps) onto the then membership site Art Gush so that students of the site would be able to do the same steps themselves.

You Do as I Do

The Manhattan Magician’s idea was simple. He would do 3 steps a day until he had a finished film using the MultiMedia Movie Making Matrix and Methodology. Things went swimmingly. He would do 3 steps and then his students would do 3 steps. He would do another 3 steps and again his students would follow his lead doing those same 3 steps on their movie projects.

Success for the Multi Media Movie Making Matrix and Methodology

This went on for about a year and a half. At this point the Manhattan Magician actually had a movie in the can (old term referring to celluloid which was kept in cans) but still had to do post production on it. For various reasons he decided against editing the picture, but was elated because he had proven that the Multi Media Movie Making Matrix and Methodology worked! And with only 3 steps a day and NO crew!

Less is More for the Actors

The only humans involved with the Movie Process Experiment. other than the filmmaker were actors. But even the actors were able to do their work in less than normal time. This was because the methodology broke the screenplay into bite sized pieces that were very easy to shoot and utilized environments that could be used to have a variety of different looks. The total time that an actor worked on the production was only ONE DAY!

One day per actor is unheard of in the film industry, but with the Manhattan Magicians Movie Process it was possible!

Back to the Lab

The Manhattan Magician quickly realized that his prized documentation of his steps online were now available to anyone who became a member of the Art Gush site. Although the Manhattan Magician was a strong believer in an open source approach, he still wanted to tinker with his procedure in the privacy of his “Movie Process Lab.”

The Membership Site and All its Creative Courses Were Taken Down

Art Gush was flourishing at this point as a membership site and now had 9 other projects on it as well. These projects were instructional videos and PDFs that taught the user how to do various tasks ranging from topics like “How to Make Living as an Artist” to “How to Brand Yourself.” Unfortunately all of these items would need to be deleted in addition to the year and a half documentation of the Multi Media Movie Making Matrix and Methodology success.

The Manhattan Magician bit his lip, apologized to all those who used his technique and wished them well on doing post production on their own filmmaking ventures.

Just like the Phoenix in Greek mythology, a Website Goes Down and a New One Rises Up from the Ashes

Associated with the sun, a phoenix obtains new life by arising from the ashes of its predecessor. Such was the approach of the Manhattan Magician who deleted the Art Gush the membership site from the internet. Next he immediately rebuilt from the ashes the new Art Gush website.

This new website will eventually be a place where ArtisticPreneur users can download eBooks on topics that have a meaning to them.

An Example of a Possible eBook for the New Site

An example of a possible eBook for Art Gush has almost been completed offline and may go online as the first upload. The topic of this eBook is “Exclusively for ArtisticPreneurs: How to Get More Customers, Clients and Fans in 5 Easy Steps.” We’ll keep you posted on whether or not this eBook makes it to the site.

Our Story Comes to an End Which is Really Just a New Beginning

So that’s the story of the Manhattan Magician who put down his magic wand for a while to instead work on a Movie Process approach. We wish the Manhattan Magician well on his new Art Gush venture!