What feeling do you get when you hand out your business card? Are you excited to hand over your business card or perhaps you feel a sense of dread? No emotion at all? I love experimenting with new ideas, unique shapes, textures, and colors, but I didn’t think much about the emotional transaction that occurs… Continue reading Proud of Your Marketing?
Last week I saw something on Twitter that enraged me: people were shaming people for using Patreon in the absence of a “real business model.” The reason I got a little testy was because a lot of creative professionals rely upon Patreon to fund their projects and businesses. One awesome example is Noclip, they make 100% crowdfunded… Continue reading How to Support Creative Professionals
Over the years, I have discovered that I love interviewing people for videos and podcasts. Once the camera, lights, and audio equipment are setup, I sit down and the process begins. “Don’t worry about the camera, we’re just going to have a conversation,” I say. Inevitably their eyes go to the camera and then travel… Continue reading Learning How to Interview People
The primary business solution that Chris Martin Studios offers is a documentary-style promotional video that unveils your unique story. What this means is that through a two-fold show and tell process—interviews and images—the story of your work, your business, or your organization is told. Every project is built upon interviews. These are the people who have been impacted… Continue reading How to Create a Great Promotional Video
Every once in awhile, I will look at my work and think: How can I make better stuff? I might look at my cinematography or listen to my audio mixes and immediately search for tutorials that could help me learn better techniques. Sometimes I casually search for something new to learn, much like I browse Netflix for something to… Continue reading 3 Steps to Making Better Stuff
One important component of my business that I have been developing is a repeatable production workflow for every project. This means that every client goes through the exact same steps in order to get from concept to completion. In the past, I internally fought having a defined process because I thought it would dampen my creativity. My experience… Continue reading Establishing a Production Workflow