I'm often asked the question "What camera should I buy?" So with that being said I thought I would make a video on my insight into some of the BEST & MOST affordable 4K cameras! - Jakob Owens
Theres notably been a lot of issues surrounding the new GoPro Hero 6. Here is my review of the camera and comparison along the GoPro Hero 5. - Jakob Owens
I get a lot of questions regarding how to find work & clients as a freelancer in the video production world! Take note of all the info I share in my new YouTube video below on how to find freelance video work! - Jakob Owens
Overnight success does not exist. At the very least, it is statistically so rare that people would have a better chance at “succeeding” by playing the lottery.
People claim that others have achieved overnight success, but what they don’t see before that success is the years upon years of harwork & dedication into a craft or business that lead to that “OVERNIGHT SUCCESS”
For me personally I’ve been grinding away for the last 5 years or so working very hard on building my business and filmmaking career. Every year my revenue increases, my name becomes more recognized, so yea my success starts to turn over at a faster rate than it did when I first began.
Ultimately, it’s just untrue. Yes people will have different rates and timeframes in which they reach ‘success’ but thats the fact of the matter. Everyone is different and everyone has a different path to success, so don’t be scourged when your path and journey might not look like or develop as quickly as someone else’s.
Life is about making choices. When you choose one option, you are also saying no to many others. You can have what you want, but you cannot want it all and have it all.
I began making videos out of my college apartment for little to nothing monetarily. I did it because I loved it. Now I run several thriving filmmaking related business and make a yearly income I would have never dreamed I would make back in college.
Just put your head down work hard and you will see that success start to accumulate over time but definitely not overnight! - Jakob Owens
Learn alternative ways to make money in the video production world and the internet! There are a lot of alternative ways to make money without having to physically go out and shoot and work. Hope you guys take some positive things away from this! -Jakob Owens
If you've been looking for some new VFX looks and aren't computer or program savvy with After effects or anything other program previously thought needed to create cool VFX looks than look no further! BIG FX has created some truly easy to use VFX overlays you can work directly into your videos with your simple edit software! Check it out! - Jakob Owens
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I just hit 100 Million views on my UNSPLASH account!!! I stumbled on unsplash about a year ago and created an account as a place to simply share some of my photography. Unsplash was perfect, because it was essentially a free portfolio page to share my work with a community all over the world, but at the same time allow people to download my photos to use however they wanted. Pretty quickly I began to see growth in not only the numbers of my unsplash account but my other social media channels as well, not to mention it was pretty cool to see companies/people around the web using my pictures whether it be on IG, a Facebook promotion, or their website etc. Anyways just over a year later I've amassed a crazy amount of views as well becoming the 2nd most followed user on the platform (still don't know how that happened haha)! If you want to learn more about Unsplash make sure to click the link in my IG bio as I just dropped a YouTube video talking about Unsplash and how it helped me and how it can help you! - Jakob Owens
Recently I was interviewed for the IG GIANT'S new podcast series. Here's my in depth interview as I share my story, secrets to success, as well as some daily inspiration for creating! - Best, Jakob
In this new youtube video I talk about the 5 most important tips to creating and making the best and most epic Travel Films possible! - Jakob Owens
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A common question I receive via social media is...How do I edit so fast? So I made a youtube video that talks about my 5 tips to editing videos fast and increasing your post production time. -Jakob Owens
I receive alot of questions and DM's about my color grading process. How do I do it? What program I use? Do I use any Luts? etc! So I just dropped a new YouTube video breaking down my color grading process and how I do all of it right inside of Adobe Premiere, so make sure to click watch the video below to see how I color grade and how you can too!
I receive a lot of questions when it comes to what lenses you should buy and why. Questions about what are not only my favorite lenses, but lenses that are best suited for filmmaking and photography. So enjoy this video as I break down "What Camera LENS Should You Buy?! " -Jakob Owens
In college I pursued video production/filmmaking probably like most of you reading this right now. I didn't start out on top or have a smooth path into LA and the filmmaking world. Far removed from LA and anyone in the industry, I started off shooting $200 local music videos in AZ as I attended school at Arizona State University. I didn't have a plan, I didn't have a mentor, I didn't have a path layed out in front of me that I could just easily follow. Very little information, if any at all was provided to me on how to figure out how I could make video production a full-time job and reality for my future. I had a passion for making videos and I wanted to turn that into making a living for myself, but I didn't have anyone there to help or guide me, nobody to answer questions I may have had, I just went out and did it. These are some of the reasons why I've always been so helpful to young filmmakers, from the manuals I've created, the tutorials, the responses to all the questions on my social media channels etc. So many kids and even adults have so many questions about this field and how they can do the same, and thats why I've always told myself I wanted to be that guidance or help that I never was able to have. I want to help in any way that I can for those that are hungry and passionate about making video production/filmmaking a full-time living. That being said I just dropped a new video talking about 5 tips or pieces of advice that I did coming up and still do to this day that can help jumpstart your success. The things I had to do early on to help get me to where I'm at today. So click that link in my IG bio and give it a watch! And remember, everybody has a different path for their lives, don't be discouraged if your path to success doesn't look like your idol's, friends, or even colleagues. Just focus on yourself and the rest will work itself out. - Jakob Owens
I often receive questions about what are the best hard drives to use when it comes to video/photo editing & storage. In this new youtube video I talk about the best and most efficient drives as well as the ones that I use! - Jakob Owens
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Success doesn't happen overnight. Sometimes it may appear that way to the outside eye, but what you don't see is the years of grinding behind the scenes before that success came into the light. Lately, I've received messages about people saying "man I've been shooting videos for over a year now and I haven't really gotten anywhere with it I'm kind of stuck I don't know what to do can you give me some advice". I just kind of chuckle to myself and let them know that it's not going to happen like that, it's not a light switch you just flip on. It took me years of grinding it out doing videos/jobs I didn't want to do, but knew I needed to in order to get to where I'm at today. You've got to pay your dues, I still do and will continue too for a long time. I don't feel like I'm above certain work and I feel like I run into people all the time that feel that way. Regardless, I'm not at the top nor am I anywhere close to where I want to be. You don't instantly walk into a Fortune 500 company office building and become the CEO, it takes years of hard work to achieve that status. Be patient in your craft and maintain a strong work ethic. Day by day just continue to work on one thing that puts you closer to your end goal. - Jakob Owens
I receive a lot of daily questions on how I upload videos to Instagram with such high quality! Well in this video I break down many of the ways you can achieve that high quality video look on instagram! - Jakob Owens
There's a lot of information out there when it comes to growing a youtube channel. Sometimes it can get overwhelming and hard to focus on a few things you can do right away to better your channel and help it grow. I've condensed it down to what I believe are the top 5 ways to grow your youtube channel and fast! - Jakob Owens
Carve your own path and believe in yourself! A film professor in college once told me I'd never go anywhere with music videos or YouTube. In fact he was so sure, he even went as far as telling me in an out of class office hours meeting that... "I could show your stuff to 5 directors I know right now and they would all say it sucks" and that I needed to follow his plan or he could fail me from his course. True story I swear. Needless to say I didn't let his words affect me, if anything it fueled me. I went against the grain and carved my own path. To this day he's contacted me several times asking me to come back to ASU to speak to his Directing class. Yea....the one that once almost "failed" me out because I wouldn't follow his course curriculum and make a film instead of doing my no good music/youtube videos. Moral of the story: Believe in yourself, don't listen to the people saying you won't or can't, and follow that path of passion relentlessly. - Jakob Owens
In my opinion social-media as a whole is a leading cause for depression and anxiety in today's modern era. As we all know people only post the best moments (the highlights) of their life for you to view. We see these public displays of their "amazing" life and for some reason may think that their life is so much cooler or better than your own. You then quickly become unhappy or unsatisfied with your own, you want what they have, you want to be doing what they're doing, you want more. But what we don't see are the struggles and hardships those people are also enduring at those exact moments. People are scared to be vulnerable for fear of what others will think of them, so instead of being real, people only reveal these highlights of their life in an attempt to feel better and mask any pain or anxiety's they might be dealing with. We all know this about social media, so why does it continue to bother and influence your mindset. You don't know the struggles of that person day in or day out. There's no perfect person, no one person that doesn't have any problems. Sometimes it's very easy to get so caught up in other people's lives that you forget to take care of your own. I think you would be surprised at the conversations I've had with some truly gifted and special people that have the same fears, struggles, and anxiety issues that anyone else deals with, but you would never know because all that is kept behind closed doors. Just realize you're not the only one that struggles, everyone else does too. - Jakob Owens
One of my favorite fun music video effects to do is a multiple colorful picture in picture punch ins and outs. A lot of my followers asked about this effect and how I achieved it in some of my video edits, so in this new tutorial I talk and show how you can achieve this awesome effect yourself! - Jakob Owens