Introducing the event filmmakers directory

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.

Event Filmmaker’s Worth

Posted on by Daily Filmmaker in Behind the Scenes, Business, Education, Top Stories | 6 Comments


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.

Behind The Scenes with Visual Masterpiece

Posted on by Daily Filmmaker in Behind the Scenes, Cinematography, Education, Shooting, Storytelling, Wedding | Leave a comment

Rebecka and Michael own an award winning studio in California called Visual Masterpiece. Recently back from an amazing presentation at In[Focus] 2012, They have let me share this BTS they did. This wedding took place the day after their baby was born so it holds strong memories. Rebecka was still in the hospital during this wedding but as Michael explains, this was the smoothest wedding they ever had. Sit back and watch this inspiring shooters commentary.


Adam Forgione Teaches Advanced Audio for Filmmakers

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Where : Unique Photo and Video • 123 US Highway 46 West, Fairfield, NJ 07004 | 973-377-2007
When : February 1, 2012 @ 6:30pm – 10pm

“Adam breaks down everything you need to know into understandable, coherent sections which by the end of his seminar will leave you much the wiser, more confident and ready to record great sound!” – Philip Bloom

Topics include :
Capturing Audio
Sweetening Audio in Post
How To Pick the Right Microphone
How To Pick the Right Field Recorder
Wired vs. Wireless
EQ’s (equalizers)
Editing music
Song structure
Time signatures
Sound Design/Sound Effects
Ambient audio
Using source audio creatively
Voice overs
Complete setups for dialogue, interviews, wedding production, etc
Q + A

Share the best tip you learned from In[Focus]

Posted on by Daily Filmmaker in Education, Events, In[Focus], Networking, Wedding, Workshops | 4 Comments

If you attended In[Focus] 2012, please take the time comment about the best tip you learned from the speaker of your choice. To reserve your seat for In[Focus] 2013 visit their website now.