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June 29, 2020
It’s all about the brand. Your brand is much more than your logo. Too many of us spend so much time focusing on our color grades and shot selection, and we forget to focus on our over all aesthetic and feel of our branding. From the words you have on your site, to your color grade, to your logo and website, it all adds up. Nick has done an incredible job keeping his brand at the forefront of his company, so he and John talk all about what to do to keep your brand fresh.
June 22, 2020
We love YouTube, and here is why. That is where our couples are. Maybe not in the YouTube app, but when they search for wedding videos on google, YouTube videos show up first. If you’ve done your job to build the proper search results, your videos will show up. If the videos are good, couples will book you. Both Nick and John have traveled the country shooting amazing weddings all because of YouTube. It takes some time, but building a following on YouTube will only help you in your business.
June 15, 2020
In an ever changing world, we wanted to take a few minutes and talk about what we have been doing when it comes to sales. Things are different now. So what do you do? We took some time to go live in our Facebook group answering your questions about sales. We go deep on how to take better care of your clients, and how to set yourself up for success within your business.
June 8, 2020
An honest discussion with Black Wedding Videographers With everything going on in the world, we wanted to take a week and slow things down, and talk about it. With the recent death of George Floyd, it sent the world into a frenzy, with rioting, protesting, and an outcry for change. So we invited a panel of guests to discuss the hard topics. This is different from our typical episodes. No sponsorship ads, just a real conversation. A vulnerable conversation where we as some of the hard questions.
June 1, 2020
The Client Experience Now more than ever you really need to be focusing on your client experience. How do you treat not only your couples, but their families, and their vendors? We break it down from the time a couple reaches out, until after the wedding, with the things we do to serve our clients. We talk about ways we make more money per client, how we can help guide our clients, and provide the best experience possible. This will get you more referrals, and happier couples.
May 25, 2020
Improve Your Money Management  Money...nobody likes to talk about it but we all need it and want to know how to make more of it. This week we take a deep dive in to all things money. How should you budget? Should you take on business debt? We answer all these questions and more on this weeks episode of the How To Film Weddings podcast.  Want to dive into your budget? Grab our budget worksheet for 50% until the end of May here: Use promo code: MONEY HowToFilmWeddings.com/Shop
May 18, 2020
So much has changed in the last few months. The world has shut down, and so many of us weren’t ready for it. Nobody knows when things will get back to “normal.” Nick and John sit down to have a conversation about what COVID-19 has looked like for them, as well as their strategies and plans they are implementing moving forward. We talk about some ways to make sure you have enough cash to survive, as well as how to take care of your clients to help them empathize with you.
May 11, 2020
Learn Wedding Film Pricing with Matt Johnson Check out Matt Johnson’s new course here: https://courses.whoismatt.com/a/27258/B6tBkrPS We had him back on the show to talk all about pricing yourself. How much should you charge? When should you raise prices? We also talk about his BRAND NEW course “Learn Wedding Film Pricing” available TODAY! Such a fun time chatting with this legend! See his course, as well as his editing course at www.howtofilmweddings.com/whoismatt
May 4, 2020
Have you ever looked at someone’s work and thought, ‘yes!’ That’s the look. Those are the colors. How do they do it? Well, that’s how we felt about John Martin’s work from Martin Wedding Co. We couldn’t put our finger on why his films looked so different. The answer? He shot many weddings with a RED camera.
April 27, 2020
As wedding filmmakers, music plays such an important role in our films. Finding good music used to take forever. With sites like MusicBed, we have a much easier job. A couple years back, a band called CHPTRS came out of nowhere and gave us music that helped us all elevate our films. We have both used CHPTRS so many times in our films, and were beside ourselves when the band told us they’d be on the show!
April 20, 2020
100 episodes. We can hardly believe we have recorded 100 episodes. When we started this thing, we had no idea If anyone would listen. We are continually blown away by the loyalty of our listeners. You have helped us grow into the largest wedding video podcast on the planet. Not only that, you’ve helped us build a community focused on kindness, hard work, and good character. We wanted to offer a celebratory episode for our centennial episode!
April 13, 2020
We sit down with White in Revery to talk about how they have adapted their brand over time. What once was a super moody and adventurous brand, has morphed into a luxurious, high-end brand. How did this happen? What did they do to continue to adapt their brand? We talk about this, and so much more in this week’s episode of the How To Film Weddings Podcast, with White in Revery! Grab those ear buds, and enjoy this fresh new episode!
April 6, 2020
Have you heard of Happy Camper Films? No, it’s not just a really cool name, it’s a life style! Tyler and Allison Blair live in a 190 sq. ft RV and travel all over the US creating gorgeous wedding films! In today’s episode of the How To Film Weddings podcast we talk with Tyler about how he has had to adapt his filmmaking to the space that he lives in as well as some other wedding filmmaking goodness that you are going to love!
March 30, 2020
John sits down with Ray to talk all about his new course, “Master the Moment.” Join Ray Roman as he takes you on-location throughout an entire wedding and breaks down his blueprint for creating films that have made him the world's most influential and in-demand wedding filmmaker. Link to Ray’s course https://www.mzed.com/checkout/?sku=MZMTM&tap_a=17272-420962&tap_s=790122-70b93d&code=ROMZED10
March 23, 2020
618 studios is based in Southern California and focused on a primarily higher budget couple. How have they done this? How have they been able to build a brand? Nick and John talk with Kelley and Paul about how they have built the business, and how coloring their films has helped them to raise their prices. Get 15% off their new luts using promo code HTFW15 here: https://illumeluts.com/ Follow Kelley and Paul here: https://www.instagram.com/618studios/
March 19, 2020
We are living in a crazy time as business owners. With COVID-19, aka the Corona Virus shutting down the earth for a few weeks, we all have a LOT of questions. That being said, we brought in our attorney Paige Hulse, to talk about all things COVID-19, and what we should be doing legally to protect ourselves. We took questions from our Facebook Group and Instagram pages from YOU. For more information about Paige Hulse check out http://www.howtofilmweddings.com/law
March 19, 2020
TAXES. We all have to deal with them, but do we do them correctly? Do you live in fear that you are going to do something wrong and get your hand slapped by the IRS? What about knowing whether or not you should purchase certain items so you can write them off? It gets SO confusing, but we are here to help. We took your questions, and answered as many of them as possible in the time we had together. www.howtofilmweddings.com/core
March 16, 2020
When we came across Alessandro Bordoni we were blown away by his work. His work has been featured in Vogue, Brides Magazine, People Magazine. He won WEVA Best Videographer, Best Editor, Best Highlights Film, WPPI Silver Distinction Award, to name a few. Check out Alessandro Bordoni’s work here: https://www.alessandrobordoni.com/ Follow Alesandro on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alessandro_bordoni_films/ Follow Alesandro on Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/user41324814
March 9, 2020
When it comes to building a loyal following, our guests today have done just that. But maybe not a loyal following with other wedding videographers. Instead, they have destroyed it when it comes to promoting their business to future couples. With over 12,000 Instagram followers, and tens of thousands of views on their videos, they are building a loyal fan base that loves them. Follow Love Story Films https://yourlovestoryfilms.com/ https://www.instagram.com/lovestoryfilms/
March 2, 2020
Going to be honest. We saw a video that Stanton Giles made for a couple, and we were both blown away. Just by watching that film, we both agreed we had to have Stanton on the show. It was the first video that we saw in a long time that we watched all the way through. Check out Stanton’s Tulum video here: https://youtu.be/YhfHnkIEW0Q Follow Stanton on IG: www.instagram.com/filmsbystanton Check out Stanton’s website: https://www.filmsbystanton.com/
February 23, 2020
It happened. We had Remi from Maru Films on the podcast. This guy is passionate about story, and you can tell it. Nick and John sit down with Remi to discuss how he is so creative with his films, and how he got into destination weddings. When we started the podcast, we had Maru Films on our short list and are so excited for Remi to join us. #weddingvideography #howtofilmweddings #marufilms
February 17, 2020
Education. Do you really need to invest in yourself? Isn't an 'I'll figure it out on my own' mentality good enough? Do you need education in order to grow in your business? We 100% believe that the answer is yes. Both John and Nick have seen their businesses grow and thrive over the last few years simply by investing in themselves. #weddingvideography #howtofilmweddings #howtofilmweddingspodcast Check out http://www.CompleteWeddingVideography.com to sign up to be in the course, today.
February 13, 2020
The Best Way To Build Your Business - With Nick and John What is the one secret we both wish we would have known when we were getting going? It is often overlooked. Investing into education. Not just reading business books. But ACTUALLY learning from others that have had proven success. Check out http://www.CompleteWeddingVideography.com to sign up to be in the course, today. If you are watching this at a later day, be sure to click that link for more info!
February 10, 2020
The day has finally arrived! At the time of writing this, we are launching The Complete Wedding Videography Course! 20+ years of combined knowledge all dropped into one, all-inclusive course. Business, Shooting, Editing and SO MUCH MORE. We wanted to share a section of our course with you, the fans. We love talking about building packages that sell, and we break it all down for you in this section of the course. So enjoy this sneak peek of The Complete Wedding Videographer Course, as our gift to you!
February 6, 2020
Check out our Complete Wedding Videography Course!! www.completeweddingvideography.com Join us for this BONUS episode of The How To Film Weddings Podcast! We have been doing FREE Online Workshops over at www.howtofilmweddings.com/freeworkshops and we thought this one was just too good to leave in there. So we are bringing you a supersized episode of the podcast. This workshop will help you as we break down exactly what we have been doing to really grow our following!
February 3, 2020
What To Do When Bookings Are Low We’ve all been there. We look at our calendar for the year and the bookings are lower than we wanted. How are we going to survive? How are we going to pay the bills? In this episode, Nick and John break down 5 ways to get more bookings! We talk about things you should be doing RIGHT NOW to make sure you are good for next wedding season. To be honest, there’s no secret sauce. It is slow, steady, hard work and relationship building.
January 30, 2020
Part 2 with Jeremy Doorn of Core Financial: TAXES. We all have to deal with them, but do we do them correctly? Do you live in fear that you are going to do something wrong and get your hand slapped by the IRS? What about knowing whether or not you should purchase certain items so you can write them off? It gets SO confusing, but we are here to help.  We took your questions, and answered as many of them as possible in the time we had together.
January 27, 2020
So excited to bring Hello Tomorrow back on the How To Film Weddings Podcast! These two make us laugh so hard, and they infuse so much of their personality into their brand. Within a few minutes of talking with these two, you know exactly who they are. We brought Erin and Maclean back onto the podcast to talk all about infusing personality into your brand. How to show off who you are, so people know they are hiring someone they really want at their wedding.
January 20, 2020
Instagram. Facebook. They are incredibly important to your wedding videography business in 2020. But how in the world are you supposed to show up in a super saturated market? Are you supposed to run ads? Buy followers? We bring Max Sadik, Facebook and instagram marketing pro, back on the show to talk about strategies for blowing up your brand in 2020. With a mixture of free content as well as paid ads, you can really fill your schedule for the year.
January 13, 2020
We cannot believe it is here. The Complete Wedding Videography Course. When we started How To Film Weddings, we never thought it would be this big. We never thought it would turn into what it has. If you would have told us 2 years ago we’d be dropping a course neither of us would have believed it. Check out the free section of the course, a consultation guideline on booking higher budget weddings, available today for you to download at completeweddingvideography.com
January 9, 2020
Should you hire a team and build a big business? Should you hire an editor to work with you? Should you outsource? Should you just suck it up for a while and save some money first before hiring someone? Today’s episode is for you. We talk to Sara and Michael from Wedditor (our favorite wedding editing service) about whether or not it makes sense to hire someone, or outsource. The answer is different for different people. We are so pumped to have the crew from Wedditor back on the podcast!
January 6, 2020
When it comes to wedding videography, there are a few companies that set the bar for the industry. We also talk about sound design, and how they continually get incredible audio for their weddings. Be sure to check out their BRAND NEW presets for audio using this link: https://geni.us/htfwSoundGrades
January 2, 2020
2019 was the year that did it for us. We can’t believe just how far we’ve come in 12 short months. Day by day, little by little, we’ve built something that we think is truly remarkable. In today’s episode we look back at 2019, and see just how far we’ve come. We also look forward to 2020, and talk about what we are excited about in the new year! Thank you for your continued support of the How To Film Weddings Podcast, and the amazing community!
December 30, 2019
Don’t take legal advice from a friend. Take legal advice from a professional. We’ve had SO MANY questions regarding contracts, and legal questions, that we decided to bring on our personal attorney, Paige Hulse to answer your questions. We posted in our Facebook group (join at facebook.howtofilmweddings.com) a graphic that said “legal questions” and let you decide what we talked about. So we spent the hour chatting with Paige about all of the things you had asked. This episode is packed with usef
December 23, 2019
Only a couple of years ago, Johnny Apple didn’t even have a wedding video business. Now he’s bringing in 6 figures+ and shooting tons of luxury weddings. How’d he do it? Was there a secret formula? When it comes down to it, it was a combination of luck and taking advantage of the opportunities he was given. Here’s the thing, we can’t always create a “how to” step-by-step process for you to hit it big. But you have to be READY for when a break happens.
December 19, 2019
TAXES. We all have to deal with them, but do we do them correctly? Do you live in fear that you are going to do something wrong and get your hand slapped by the IRS? What about knowing whether or not you should purchase certain items so you can write them off? It gets SO confusing, but we are here to help. We just announced a new sponsor, Core Financial, and are so excited to have the first of many episodes with Jeremy Doorn, of Core.
December 16, 2019
When we started this podcast, there were some names out there that we thought we may never get to interview. One of those names was Riccardo Fasoli. We are more than excited to have Riccardo on the Podcast today! Born in Italy, and now living in Germany, he travels the world telling stories that pierce you. His style is undeniably him. So we had to interview him about how he does it. How does he create such riveting stories on wedding days? Get ready to find out!
December 12, 2019
Experience a Mentor Session with John & Nick We talk about them all the time, but getting a MENTOR can really help you in your business. Save SO MUCH TIME by skipping over some of the mistakes that others made along the way. You are never too established in your business to not take advice from others. We have a special treat for you this week as a BONUS EPISODE of the How To Film Weddings Podcast. If you are interested in a mentor session, be sure to check out www.howtofilmweddings.com/mentorship.
December 9, 2019
Jake Weisler has doubled his prices in one year. He used to start at $2000, and max out at $4000. After some changes, he is now STARTING OUT at $4000 for his wedding packages. What changed? What did he do differently? We break it down with him on this episode of the How To Film Weddings Podcast! In this episode we talk to Jake about exactly what he has changed in the last year to double his prices.
December 5, 2019
It is time for a BONUS EPISODE of the How To Film Weddings Podcast. We brought back one of the legends in our industry, Rob Adams. This guy has been filming weddings for over 20 years (even though he looks about 25 years old), and has been KILLING it with his wedding video business. In today’s episode, we talk all about how to edit wedding films efficiently. Snag Rob’s Wedding Film Editing Course for $50 off with promo code htfw here www.vimeo.com/ondemand/weddingfilmediting
December 2, 2019
Working with high-end clientele. Most of us want to do it, but almost none of us know how to get there. How do you get those $10,000+ bookings? What is the secret to being able to charge that much? In this episode of the How To Film Weddings Podcast, John sits down with Lindsey and Cherish Conklin, a husband and wife team, and owners of Le Reve Films, based in Southern California. They have been shooting weddings for well over a decade, and have been charging over $10,000 per wedding.
November 25, 2019
Just apply a LUT and the footage will look perfect! That is what a lot of filmmakers think when it comes to getting great colors in your films. But the truth of the matter is that you REALLY need to know what you are doing, in order to get the right colors in your films. When you think of great color, if you are a wedding videographer, one of the names that always comes to mind is White in Revery. Calen is a bit of a coloring genius, and we really wanted to have him on to talk about getting the right color.
November 21, 2019
John has gone from 200 subscribers to over 12,000 in 24 months. It wasn't easy. His ads make him nearly $1000/month just for people watching his videos. Not to mention, he just booked a $15,000 video and photo package wedding in California, all because the bride saw his video on YouTube. Join John as he breaks down his ENTIRE strategy on how he build out his YouTube channel.
November 18, 2019
Building Packages That Sell Do you feel like you are constantly leaving money on the table, or missing out on bookings? In today’s episode, Nick and John break down the different types of package options you can offer. Do you want to offer packages? A la carte? A hybrid of the two? What is the best of you in your business? Which ones of these options fits better for your clientele?
November 11, 2019
It finally happened! We had Elaine and Kaleb from KEJ productions on the How To Film Weddings Podcast. This conversation was sooo good. Like we almost cried when we were talking with them. We go to an entirely different level on this episode and can’t wait for you to hear it. We talk about how they paid off all of their debt by working in this business. We talk about defining your own version of what success means. We talk about being passionate about your work. We talk about so many good things.
November 8, 2019
We are so excited to have Michael and Sara from Wedditor back on for a bonus episode of the How To Film Weddings Podcast! We sit down again to dive deeper into the world of editing. How does your office affect your working habits? How do the ergonomics of your office play a role in your editing? What ways can you improve your office to make it more conducive to editing? Check out Wedditor here: www.howtofilmweddings.com/wedditor
November 4, 2019
Here’s the thing, weddings are personal. The people getting married, they are people. No two couples are the same. More and more, couples are choosing their wedding videographer based on personality, branding, and being able to relate to them. So how do we become more unique? How do we attract the right people for our brand? You have to know who you are. Let’s say that again, you have to know who you are. What do you stand for? Why do you shoot weddings? What makes you keep shooting weddings?
October 28, 2019
Today’s episode is a fun one! We bring in Maddie Mae from Adventure Instead to talk all about working with photographers on the wedding day. We also pick her brain on all things elopements. She’s traveled all around the world shooting adventurous elopements, and knows a thing or two about them! Follow Adventure Instead Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/adventureinstead/ Adventure Instead Academy - https://adventureinsteadacademy.com/
October 21, 2019
How much should you charge? When should you raise your prices? Most of us have just plucked a number out of thin air, and say “that is what I am going to charge! That is how much I am worth!” But to be honest, there really is no rhyme or reason behind why you are charging that much. So how do you know how much to charge? Nick and John break down exactly what they’ve done in the past decade to know their worth, price themselves competitively, as well as continually RAISE THEIR PRICES.
October 14, 2019
How in the world has it already been a year of the How To Film Weddings Podcast? Nick and John thought it would be fun to have a round table discussion with some of their favorites as a special 1 year episode. So we brought in Matt Johnson, Eric Floberg & Phil Danger host the conversation. Nick, John, Matt, & Eric basically cut up for an hour, talk about some behind the scenes of the podcast, answer some of Phil’s questions, and talk about why in the world we decided to do this thing in the first place!
October 7, 2019
Wedding Photographers vs Wedding Videographers. We constantly see in different groups, one of these groups griping about the others. Can’t we all just get along? Nick and John have a treat for the How To Film Weddings listeners today. We have LA based wedding and portrait photographer Caroline Tran (yes, she’s #famous) on the show.
October 3, 2019
Outsourcing. We get probably 10 emails a week from companies bugging us trying to edit our videos for us. Annoying is a nice way to put it. But here is the problem most of us face. The backlog monster. We get going in our busy season and shoot a ton of weddings, only to realize we have so many to edit. So do we just take forever to edit them ourselves? Do we hire one of these random companies that emails us?
September 30, 2019
Mentorships. You are probably too far along in your business to have one, right? Or you probably think that they are just for beginners? You are older than someone, or have been in business longer than someone, so you’d never reach out to them about mentoring you in an area you just can’t get over the hump with in your business?
September 26, 2019
A few weeks ago John was in Italy and Nick had some serious FOMO. So, Nick decided to hog a little of the spotlight and record a BONUS episode in the form of a LIVE Q&A in the How To Film Weddings Facebook Group (https://bit.ly/2DPCelB). Nick fielded all sorts of questions ranging from reception lighting to the future of HTFW, and discovered that talking for 45+ minutes by himself isn't an easy task!
September 23, 2019
We stumbled upon a crazy video from a company called Blnk Films, and we were blown away. So much so that we had to figure out who was behind the camera on the shoot. Turns out, Kathryn Majic created this film. We posted it in our group, and it went kind of crazy. So many amazing shots, so many amazing moments.
September 16, 2019
Check out Vision Question 2019 - http://bit.ly/2mghk8S We did it. We have arrived. Sculpting With Time is on the How To Film Weddings Podcast. If you don’t know who these people are, Alex and Whitney Douglas are some of the best, if not THE best in the world. They have won pretty much every award there is to win as wedding filmmakers. Their films are mind-glowingly good, and are completely unique. Based in Houston Texas, but travel all around the world shooting gorgeous weddings.
September 9, 2019
We are joined by our good friend Larry Marshall to talk about some of the things he has been doing to build himself a niche in the 2nd shooter industry. Not only does he run his own company, but he 2nd shoots to fill in the gaps in his schedule. We dive into all of the things you should be thinking about when hiring a 2nd shooter, as well as things to be thinking about to BE a great 2nd shooter.
September 5, 2019
When you poll a group of wedding videographers and ask who their favorite wedding videographer is, the name Forestry Films always pops up. What David and Harmony have done for the “adventurous couples” brand has shifted the way hundreds of filmmakers do what they do. They are an influence in the education space, and have been killing it with their films. Not only do they have some incredible LUTs, they offer the Craft 5K Wedding Films course!
September 2, 2019
What do we all want? Better SEO!! When do we want it? NOW! But do you really even know what SEO is or how to get it better? Is it something that you can really hire to have done? Squarespace VS. Wordpress. Do you understand how Google works and ranking in the most powerful search engine in the world? If you want to have great SEO you might need to start with understanding exactly what it is!
August 26, 2019
So today’s guest, is a YouTube rockstar. Sean Cannell is killing it on youtube. Over 1.5 million subscribers across his channels. Yep. We must be a big deal because he agreed to come on and talk to us about all things YouTube. He has over 55 million views of his videos, and is adding over 20,000 subscribers a month. But how? Why does it matter? We thought you’d never ask!
August 19, 2019
50 episodes?! How did that happen? It is our 50th episode. We knew we had to something big. We asked all of our famous friends, but they were all busy, so we settled with Aaron Tharpe (kidding). You may have heard of him or a little company called 31 Films. Yeah, that Aaron Tharpe. We think we are really special for having him on the podcast, because he is pretty much a legend in our industry. Not only is he charging $10,000+ for his wedding films, the films themselves are some of the best in the world.
August 12, 2019
Shooting 100 weddings in 1 year. We will say that one more time. 100 WEDDINGS IN 1 YEAR. Is this even possible? Would you want to even do this to yourself? Well Kaylor of Kaye Shaye Films did that in 2018. Over 100. This isn’t a podcast to tell you that you should shoot 100 weddings in a year. Rather a conversation with Kaylor about all she has been up to, the HARD WORK she has put in to grow her business into a 6 figure company.
August 8, 2019
YouTube, Instagram and Facebook - oh my! When should I post? How often should I post? What platform is right? Can Nick say Pinterest correctly? We answer YOUR questions and MORE in our most recent Facebook LIVE Q&A. We took questions from people in our Facebook group (did you know we had a Facebook group!?) and Instagram (we have one of those too) and our live chat! We always have the best time when we record these LIVE podcasts Q&A episodes.
August 5, 2019
John sits down with Henry Martens of The Brothers Martens to ask all of the questions about his upcoming trip to Italy, to film his first International destination wedding. The Brothers Martens travel all around the world shooting weddings, and although John has shot nearly 500 weddings, he hasn’t ever traveled outside of the U.S. to film one.
July 29, 2019
Youtube. You know that video platform that is owned by Google? The #2 biggest search engine in the world? Yeah, you need to be killing it on there. The truth is, that are not on Vimeo looking for wedding videographers. Other film makers are on Vimeo. So are you too late to join the YouTube game, or is it too late to take it seriously? Absolutely not. Now is the time to take your YouTube channel to the next level. More people are on YouTube than ever before, and you need to be active on YouTube!
July 22, 2019
Let’s queue up our conversation with A Little Long Distance. If you haven’t seen Josh's work, they take it to an entirely different level. The edits aren’t perfect, rather they are more raw. They include moments from times that aren’t just the wedding day. Their entire vibe is oozing with personality, and it is just so relatable, that they are charging nearly $10,000 for some of their films. He isn’t doing flashy gimbal shots, or crazy camera tricks. At the core, it is just really good content.
July 15, 2019
The dreaded wedding hangover. Ever had one? If you've been in this industry very long you know that it is a REAL THING. We see posts week after week about how so many are DEAD the day after a wedding. But what if we told you that you never had to have a wedding hangover again!?
July 8, 2019
We are SO EXCITED to bring you Rick and Sarah Pendergraft of PenWeddings. Widely acclaimed as the best wedding story tellers on the planet, these two literally travel the globe filming extravagant weddings with beautiful stories. When you watch a PenWeddings video, you know it is them because of their careful attention to detail, and their unmatched story telling ability. So Nick and John sit down to talk to these two about how they do just that, capture riveting stories.
July 5, 2019
Matt Johnson's Wedding Film Framework Course: https://bit.ly/2Xsmhx1 Hold onto your beards, today we are joined by none other than Matt Johnson for a LIVE Q&A we recorded inside our Facebook group (join right here: https://bit.ly/2YC0P5e). We answer YOUR questions about anything and everything! We took questions from our Facebook group, Instagram page, and live while we were recording! Such great info from a true wedding legend.
July 1, 2019
We have all been there before. We finally get a meeting set up with a potential couple, and we really don't know what we should do to make the biggest impact. How can we make more money, and not come across as a sleazy salesman? How can we get to a point in our industry where we are respected enough to charge larger amounts? John and Nick sit down with Jonathan and Kaye (http://bit.ly/2YhKYIS), a husband and wife team out of Atlanta, Georgia that focuses on LUXURY weddings.
June 27, 2019
Bonus episode presented by MUSICBED coming your way! In this month’s live Facebook Q&A we are talking all about business, contracts, consultations, and packages! Join Nick and John as they host the live Facebook Q&A for the Month of June inside of the How To Film Weddings Facebook Group (https://bit.ly/2DPCelB).
June 24, 2019
What makes you different? Do you hate that you can't be like everyone else? Are you constantly comparing your work to someone else's thinking you will never get there? We do this all of the time. We are our worst critic, and we usually try to hide the quirks that make us different than everyone else.
June 17, 2019
Processing payments, sending contracts, keeping up with details. It can all get a little overwhelming when running a business. Let's face it, we only have so much time in the day. Most of us are a one or two person company, and the details can get the best of you if you aren't careful. This is why we LOVE using CRMs.
June 10, 2019
Facebook ads don't work for me. Marketing on social media is a waste of money. Most all of us have said this from time to time. But what if we were just doing it wrong? What if there was a way to make more money, and find your ideal clients by using the tools created in Instagram and Facebook? We stumbled upon Max Sadik a few months back, and he is literally crushing it when it comes to Facebook and Instagram Ads.
June 6, 2019
Nick and John sit down to answer YOUR questions. We went live inside of our Facebook Group (https://bit.ly/2DPCelB) and had YOU drop questions for us to discuss. We LOVE the interaction we get with you all in that group, especially in real time as we record. Each month we sit down for an hour to do this, and everyone seems to be loving it! So throw in those ear buds, grab a cup of whatever it is you drink, and enjoy this BONUS episode of the How To Film Weddings Podcast!
June 3, 2019
While John was out at Venture Workshop, he sat down with David and Breanna from Archaius Creative to talk to them about what all they were teaching at the workshop, and to hear a little more about what they can offer to our community. We talk about how you can shoot for your edit, and save a ton of time in post. They edit hundreds of weddings and see a lot of the same mistakes. Check out this episode to learn more!
May 27, 2019
We have all been there. We wake up, open up our banking app, and see a negative balance. We frantically try to figure out what we can sell, what isn't bolted down at our house, and we wonder why we ever got into business for ourselves in the first place. It sucks. Straight up can drive someone to a state of depression if you aren't careful.
May 20, 2019
Hold up, wait a minute. Did that just happen? We are still pinching ourselves to make sure this really happened. John was able to sit down with ALL of the speakers from Venture Workshop for a LIVE Q&A in front of all of the attendees. We took questions from our Facebook Group, our Instagram page , and we took questions from the live studio audience. We had fun, we answered some tough questions, and we all teared up a little bit to a few of the answers.
May 13, 2019
We love our Facebook community, and are amazed at how fast it has grown. We are now able to do things like this, where YOU the listener can help us create content that is not only timely, but relatable to what you are actually going through.
May 6, 2019
Not going to lie, we pretty much just laughed and cut up for an hour when we talked to Mac and Erin from Hello Tomorrow Films. They are so full of personality, and it is refreshing. To be honest, they felt like friends. Which is exactly what we talked about with them. How to infuse your personality into your brand. How to make yourself stand out and be attractive to the IDEAL clients for you. Grab those ear buds and check it out!
April 29, 2019
$0 to $100,000 in 2 years. That is what Jake Weisler has done with his business. Is this typical? Not at all. So how did he do it? Spoiler alert, he put in a TON of work, has incredible films, and knows how to build his brand (mainly on Instagram). Don't worry, we talk through exactly what he has done to grow his business in a relatively short amount of time.
April 22, 2019
Nick and John sit down with Jay & Mack to discuss how they do what they do, what they are thinking on a wedding day in order to get these great shots, and how they come up with all of these crazy ideas. We even break down some of their Instagram strategy and how they have grown such a following in the past couple of years.
April 15, 2019
We are so excited for a BRAND NEW episode of the How To Film Weddings today with Ryan Cota. Ryan is a professional audio engineer that has produced feature films, music, and more. His day job includes being the audio engineer for the Sacramento Kings. This guy is a “super geek” when it comes to audio. We interview Ryan about everything it takes to capture the best audio on a wedding day.
April 8, 2019
While John was at WPPI he decided to record the podcast right inside the casino, so if you hear some bells and dings, that would be Vegas! Charlie and John talked about WPPI, film making competitions, why it is important to submit your films for review, and the overall state of the wedding industry. It really was a great talk, and we can't wait for you to listen!
April 1, 2019
Not gonna lie, John fangirled out a little bit when we had Henry Martens from The Brothers Martens on the Podcast. We talk all about how he is filming so many DESTINATION WEDDINGS! Henry is based in Texas (yay for another awesome Texan on the pod), but spends most of his time traveling the globe shooting destination weddings. He has filmed in countries all around the world including Bali, Italy, France, Iceland, Nicaragua, Colombia, Guatemala, Mexico, and the Bahamas.
March 25, 2019
In today's podcast, Nick sits down with John to discuss how John is earning an additional 6 figure income by adding a photographer to his team. By adding a photographer, John has created another revenue stream. John breaks down how he did that, and it just might get you thinking of ways you can add to your business by creating more revenue streams.
March 18, 2019
So excited about this week's How To Film Weddings Podcast with McKenzie Miller. She has been shooting weddings for over 10 years, and has built a brand in NYC that is pushing the limits in quality, and in budgets. She hasn't jumped onto the trends, and has maintained a consistent "classic" look in her films.
March 13, 2019
In our continued effort to keep fresh and relatable content, we came up with the idea to do a LIVE Q&A in our How To Film Weddings Facebook Group. We were blown away by all of the questions and comments. Nick and John sat down for right at an hour to answer as many of your questions as possible. We talked about how to grow your business if you are just getting started, our ceremony setups and what cameras we use, tips for making more money and getting into higher end weddings, and SO MANY MORE.
March 11, 2019
If you are in the wedding filmmaking industry and you are not yet married, you might have a leg up on those who get married before they get into this profession - you'd think so anyway. You probably have ideas for the style and look on the big day. But what would you say if we told you that even wedding professionals have a hard time planning their own wedding?
March 4, 2019
When it comes down to it, a LOT of people focus solely on the creative side of their business, and think everything else will just work out. They think that if they make good enough work, people will come flocking to them. For the most part, unless you hit the jackpot of luck in your business, this isn’t the case.
February 25, 2019
Boy oh boy, do we have a treat for you today! Having White in Revery on the How To Film Weddings Podcast means that we have officially arrived. We are officially rock stars. Don't worry, our heads aren't getting too big over here. We will probably go from dozens of listeners to several dozens of listeners. But in all seriousness, we were so excited to chat with Kristine and Calen Rhome, of White in Revery today. They have so much knowledge, and we can't wait for you to hear what they have to say.
February 18, 2019
Entrepreneurship runs through his veins. He is always building a new brand, or working on getting more business. This is the guy that started the Wedding Film Academy Podcast, and has had over 100 episodes of the show. He teaches in conferences all over the place, and has a passion for teaching others how to MAKE MONEY doing what you love. He has made the business side of running a business sexy again. But in all seriousness, this dude is building an empire and it is quite inspiring to watch.
February 11, 2019
If you have been in the wedding film world for any amount of time at all, you’ve most likely heard of the epic work that is happening at Forestry Films. Today we chat about how David has built such a loyal following, and how he has continually pushed the limit with his creativity by not limiting himself. We talk about how he began shooting weddings, his long history with street magic (yep, you heard it from us!), and his passion for education and entrepreneurship.
February 4, 2019
Not going to like, I (John) was a wee bit nervous to interview Patrick Moreau, from Muse Storytelling. To me, he is sort of a legend. Not only has the guy done so much for the wedding industry with tutorials, and story telling. But he has filmed some of the most incredible stories that the world has to offer. His company, StillMotion, began over a decade ago, and they literally changed the entire landscape for wedding filmmakers.
January 28, 2019
In a time where we are all trying to create work to stand out, Matt Koza is doing exactly that. The way he composes shots, the way he gets the light to hit the subject is truly art. We sit down and talk with Matt about how he is running his business, and how he has become so successful.
January 21, 2019
Being able to sit down and chat with Matt was super helpful, and we hope it is for you too. We walk through so many things, including gear, his Music List, and of course, beards. Matt is a wealth of knowledge for sure. We had a hard time even giving this one a title because we talk about so many things. Advice for newbies, growing a following, and so much more. Why are you still reading this, get to listening!
January 14, 2019
Rob Adams is based in the NYC / New Jersey area, but has traveled the world shooting weddings. His company focuses on luxury weddings, charging $10,000+ for his wedding films. Not only has he built a luxury brand, he has built one that lasts. But it took time. We break down just how long it has taken him to get here, and what he has done to do so. This is an episode you don't want to miss!
January 7, 2019
What are the plans for Wedding Film School moving into the future? What can we expect to see? Nick and John sit down with Scott to talk through all of the details. Not to mention, we chat about being present daily, staying in front of your customer, and how his life has changed since starting his own YouTube channel.
December 24, 2018
It is time for our very first BONUS EPISODE of the How To Film Weddings Podcast. It's Christmas Eve, so we figured we'd give you all the gift of hearing Nick and John talk about 5 ways to improve your business in 2019. Tune in and hear some practical ways to grow your business in 2019. We all need to improve our business, so listen in on some ways you could improve yours.
December 17, 2018
We see it in the wedding forums so often. People frustrated at the bride for emailing them. Wait a sec, that is your fault. And we can explain why. What if there was a better way than this? Honestly, if you have gotten this email, you haven't done your job. Yep. Plain and simple, you should have done a better job.
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