I'm often asked not only how I got my start shooting/directing music videos but how I can assist and direct others to following the proper steps needed for them to do the same. As a result, I've created this new youtube video breaking down my story as well as the much needed steps to making this dream a reality! -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
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
When it comes to low budget filmmaking there are several hacks, tips and tricks you can do to help achieve a certain look! Here are 5 of our favorite and often most used filmmaking & camera hacks when shooting! Enjoy - Jakob Owens
Want to learn how to make $100k a year simply making videos? Then listen up! Recently I've gotten a lot of questions as to how do I make a living off my video production work, and do I even make a living? I'm here to tell you that you can make a great living in video production! In this video below I break down how I got started making videos and now earn over $100k a year making videos of all kinds! - Jakob Owens
Also, make sure to check out my BuffNerds Video Production and Business Guide!
Link to Guide: http://jakobowensproductions.bigcartel.com/product/buffnerds-video-manual