Category Archives: Business of Video

June 23, 2020 | Business of Video | Comments

Car Ad Brings Surprising Results

This car ad bring surprising results.... Keep reading >

April 28, 2020 | Business of Video | | Comments

Make Your Car a Moving Billboard

A car sign can be a moving billboard which when placed in a high traffic area can be seen by thousands of drivers every day. With no monthly fees.... Keep reading >

March 23, 2020 | Business of Video | Comments

How I Run the Transfer Business in the Age of CoronaVirus

Running a business in the age of CoronaVirus is easier said than done. I have found some ways to stay in business and stay safe. The key seems to be to stay far away from people and... Keep reading >

March 9, 2020 | Business of Video | Comments

Transferring Negatives and Transparencies

Transferring negatives and transparencies can be a challenge if they are not typical sizes. Those that are typical sizes like 35mm, 120 and 126 can be scanned using a good flatbed scanner. But other sizes require a different approach. One recent job was all negatives, some going back over 100 years! Flatbed scanners like mine […]... Keep reading >

What Producers and Directors Do

This excerpt from the Occupational Outlook Handbook is compiled by the US Dept. of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics. The following is a summary. What the report calls “commercials, and other performing arts productions” also covers corporate video, industrials, and small business videos. Quick Facts: Producers and Directors 2018 Median Pay $71,680 per year ($34.46 […]... Keep reading >

Loss Leader: Small Sales Big Profit

I used to feel badly when a customer brought just one video to transfer. When I added the time I spent on the phone and two meetings with the customer that I was not making very much per hour. Fortunately I did not let my feelings show. For as I later learned these small sales […]... Keep reading >

To Rent or Buy

With the constant dizzying introduction of new and better cameras and video gear, owning gear can be a real challenge. The danger is that it can lose its value before you have made the final payments. Or that your income from this gear will not meet your projections. Something new and better is already out […]... Keep reading >

TV News & Documentary Archives

Did you know the Wayback Machine has a searchable TV News Archive with 1.7 million TV shows? In case you didn’t know, the Wayback Machine is a digital archive of the web. It was launched in 2001 by the Internet Archive. While exploring the TV News Archive I discovered everything from news clips, Bugs Bunny […]... Keep reading >

The Four Hour Work Week

Excerpts from the book The 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss · Aim high so you can create your own reality and write your own rules. · Step outside of your comfort zone and take action now. · Try to gain the freedom of remote working within your current job. · Be effective on the job […]... Keep reading >

Getting Work as a Movie Extra

Getting Work as a Movie Extra can be fun and profitable. Some people are able make a living working as an extra. Some famous actors have started as extras.... Keep reading >

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