January 29, 2012
in Business, Cinematography, Education, Facebook, Networking, Poll, Survey, Uncategorized, WCP Forum, Wedding, Workshops and Events
A recent poll was taken on the WCP Forum on Jan. 28, 2012. The forum currently holds over 1000 members. Each member was asked to vote for their favorite event filmmaker in the world. 160 votes were tallied and out of those Joe Simon received 30 votes which put him in a considerable lead from the pack of other known filmmakers. 2nd place totaled 22 votes and the rest were spread out among about 25-30 other filmmakers. The actual question asked was “Who is your favorite filmmaker (pick one) ?”
This poll does not mean anything more than a simple question asked in a popular active forum for event filmmakers but it was the first facebook poll of its kind and it was interesting to see the results. You can continue to vote or view the results if you are a member of this popular forum WCP FORUM. You can join if you are an event filmmaker or photographer.
Joe Simon of Joe Simon Films is an Event-DV25 winner and is known around the world as one of the best event filmmakers. You can view his work at his website or congratulate him on twitter @joesimon.
Joe Simon is also giving 2 up coming workshops with fellow award winning filmmaker Kevin Shahinian from Pacific Pictures, known for his stunning imagery and famous concept films. Visit their workshop site to see the full schedule. Congratulations Joe Simon!
Joe Simon Wedding Films
Twitter : @joesimon
January 28, 2012
in Advertising, Behind the Scenes, Business, Education, Featured, Marketing, Networking, Poll, Pricing, Sales, Survey, Wedding, Workshops and Events
This ground breaking directory is the world’s first of it’s kind. Please take the time to add your company to the event filmmaker community so that we can all network and share information that will give us the chance to make stats, charts, maps, and contact information. You can view the results immediately. Click the button below to start.
Event Filmmaker’s Directory
CLICK ON THE MAP, IT’S INTERACTIVE
We asked the question “What is your average invoice?” and out of about 184 entries so far, we came up with this graph. About 93% were entries from the United States. The idea that event filmmakers are undervalued is a common belief within the industry. Here are some interesting stats based on average invoices :
- Only 3.4% charge $7000+
- Over 1/2 the industry charges between $2000-4000
- 87% charge under 5k
- 22% charge under 2k
Recently at the IN[FOCUS] conference, many leaders were pushing for the industry raise the value of event filmmaking. Keep in mind not every event filmmaker is present here but this gives you a nice snapshot of what our industry looks like today. It is obvious that the major cities like New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco house some of the more expensive companies but the standard of living is equally higher. Some companies choose to focus on destination weddings so that they can go to the cities with higher budgets.
These charts gave us the idea to create more surveys so we can all take a snap shot of what our industry looks like. If you would like to suggest other graphs, please comment below or add your ideas in our suggestion box
. Stay tuned for more of these fun surveys and be sure to join WCP FORUM
on Facebook where this poll originated from.
We can update the poll if enough event filmmakers add to the original 2 question survey here
Results as of 4:30pm Jan 25, 2012. Be sure to share this so we can feedback on how to make the next survey better.