"Should I give a discount to my clients?"

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Typical entrepreneur’s desk (Photo credit: fensterbme)

It’s happened once again, folks.

A client has asked for a discount on her very first project — claiming that she’ll make it up by giving me more work in the future. (more…)

Video 101: Do you need a treatment before script?

Script

Script (Photo credit: sc63)

Yes, you need a treatment before script.

Begin with a preliminary treatment, a page or so of prose describing what your production will be about. I do this when a lot of ideas have been kicked around, or when the production is long and/or complex.

I don’t use a preliminary treatment when (more…)

Video 101: How to read a script

Teleprompter screen circa 1975-1980

Teleprompter screen circa 1975-1980

teleprompter

Teleprompter

When you ask for script samples from prospective writers, they will submit scripts to you presented in television format or in a screenplay format. As their names suggest, one has become traditional to television (and video) and the other to dramatic presentations. (more…)

Video 101: Offline and online editing

Video Wisconsin studio 2007 circa 2007

Video Wisconsin’s online editing studio circa 2007

If anyone is still trying to sell you offline and online editing prices for video editing, please sell THEM a bottle of snake oil.

What I’m telling you is really old news … I hope no one has been selling either of these since 2004 or so. HOWEVER, the reason why I’m writing this is that I just ran into two fairly recent (Bright Hub and Creative Cow) mentions of offline and online editing and want to make sure we quash any stragglers. (more…)

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