video business

What Producers and Directors Do

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...

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....

Study Your Competitors

I'll never forget the marketing person from one of my biggest video production contracts. After I won the contract, I met often with Paula, the marketing person, to outline a script and to plan the video. At one point I asked something about my competitors for this...

Kodak High Speed Photo Scanner

As my transfer business has grown, I've kept an eye out for additional services to offer my clients. Video and film were my mainstays. Then I added slide transfers. I had thought a lot about offering photo scans as well, but you can't do that service with a flatbed...

My Video Transfer Business

My Video Transfer Business

When I started my video transfer business, I had intended it to be a small part-time business that would be a nice way to meet neighbors. I made all kinds of videos into DVDs and digital, but subcontracted the film transfers to a guy who does transfers full-time. I...