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How To Film Weddings is a wedding videography educational podcast hosted by John Bunn (Redeemed Productions, Tulsa OK) and Nick Miller (Wild Oak Films, Wichita KS). John & Nick have learned a lot about what to do (and what not to do) as wedding film-makers. Our goal is to come along side wedding videographers and help them create better wedding films and succeed in business.
 
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This week John and Nick are joined by another amazing Mastermind Alumni, Mckenzie Michael of Travel House Collective joins the podcast to share her start in the industry, when her business started to consistently grow, how the community has helped her business and more!By John Bunn, Nick Miller
 
What would happen if you really focused on your business for 1,000 days? We answer that question and more this week on the How To Film Weddings podcast, John and Nick chat with Patrick and Alayna of Shore and Summit to talk about how their business has grown after spending 1,000 days of dedicated effort, learning from others, and more.…
 
In our last episode of 2021, John and Nick look back on 2021 and review all the great things that have happened here at How To Film Weddings. We also talk about our business results for this year and our goals for 2022 for our wedding businesses and How To Film Weddings. See you next year!By John Bunn, Nick Miller
 
It is Christmas time, and we constantly are getting asked "What do you want?" It got me thinking about what I really want. So many of us don't take the time to dream, or think through the things we really want in our lives. In this week's episode of Deep Nuggets, John is breaking down some thoughts around this topic. By having a clear direction for…
 
It's back!!! That's right we're doing a whole week of giving this year as a way to give back and say thank you to everyone that has made this podcast possible! John & Nick also take some time to talk about how an attitude of giving can translate into success for your business and some practical things to do to show your appreciation this holiday se…
 
Looking back on 2021 I feel like I didn't accomplish anything that I wanted to. I had some pretty big goals and, well, I sucked and keeping them. And ya know what? That's ok. It's so easy to look at our failures rather than our successes. In today's Deep Nugget episode Nick looks at the positive when it would be so easy to look at the negative. How…
 
Here we are at the end of the year, are you scrambling to try to figure out all your tax and accounting info? Bringing on a tax professional to help us with our businesses has been absolutely game-changing and has saved us tons of time and even more money. This week we welcome Jeremy Doorn of Core Financial back on the podcast to answer your questi…
 
Not going to lie, today's episode of Deep Nuggets might be my favorite piece of content I have made in 2021. I think you need to hear this before the end of the year. It is time to really figure out why you are doing this. Not why other people think you are doing it. How are you liking these deep nuggets? Hit me up on Instagram and let me know @joh…
 
We literally create content for a living and somehow social media still feels like an unbearable task sometimes. This week on the How To Film Weddings podcast we're breaking down 5 ways you can improve your social media going into 2022. Fire up your social media of choice, and let's get ready to get better together.…
 
Guess what? We have something special going on over at HTFW. A brand new short form audio only experience called Deep Nuggets. So many times we have something we want to say, but it doesn't warrant a 45 minute episode. So from time to time, we are going to be sprinkling in some deep nuggets. This week, John talks about how he just turned down a $10…
 
When it comes to burnout, it's not a matter of if, it's a matter of when. It happens to all of us, especially during this time of year when we're staring at a huge backlog of weddings that still need to be edited. This week on the How To Film Weddings podcast we want to break down 5 ways to deal with burnout and to stay fresh as a wedding filmmaker…
 
Live Q&A with John and Nick Tonight at midnight the doors close for The Complete Wedding Videography Course. Be sure to check it out at: http://completeweddingvideography.com/ In today’s episode, we go live on Zoom and answer your questions. We had a live Zoom Audience as we answered a ton of questions. Super helpful information, to help you in you…
 
BONUS PODCAST - replay of Day 2 of the Filmmaking with Intention Workshop Statistics are showing 2022 to be the busiest wedding season since 1984. Are you ready for the influx of inquiries? How do you know who to say yes to? When to raise your prices? In this FREE 2 day workshop, we are going to show you how to put together a plan for next year, ho…
 
BONUS PODCAST - replay of Day 1 of the Filmmaking with Intention Workshop Statistics are showing 2022 to be the busiest wedding season since 1984. Are you ready for the influx of inquiries? How do you know who to say yes to? When to raise your prices? In this FREE 2 day workshop, we are going to show you how to put together a plan for next year, ho…
 
This week we interview Kailina Erickson of Roots & Wings Films and Aaron Guerrero of Two Arrow Films. What do these two have in common you might ask? Both of these great wedding filmmakers have been through the Complete Wedding Videography Course. They share how it is has changed their business, what type of success they've seen since taking the co…
 
Rick and Sarah of Pen Weddings return to the podcast to talk about how they film on wedding days with their story based editing process in mind. Rick and Sarah also do a little show and tell and teach us all about what the wedding film world looked like back in the days of tape to tape.By John Bunn, Nick Miller
 
We're super excited to have Kathryn Majic of BLNK Films back on the podcast this week to discuss her newest film that has taken the wedding film industry by storm. She breaks down her approach to creating her latest film and we get deep into how it impacted her personally and how she's handled creative burnout.…
 
Things have changed lately. HTFW started in 2018, and has become one of the largest groups on the planet for wedding filmmakers. But with that growth comes some pain. And to be honest, we are quite upset. Recently, in the HTFW Facebook group we have seen some trolls, as the group has grown. Nick and John sit down to remind everyone of the vision of…
 
The Creative Diet with Ben Journee On today’s episode we have Ben Journee from Make Better Wedding Films. This guy has been doing some really amazing things when it comes to his brand, and his podcast, Make Better Wedding Films. Nick and John sit down with Ben to hear about his journey of starting a podcast, the relentless effort it takes, all whil…
 
How Nick Booked 8 Brides IN A ROW Last year, Nick booked 8 weddings in a row. How did he do it? We talk all about it in this week’s brand new episode of the How To Film Weddings Podcast. There are proven things you can be doing RIGHT NOW to get more bookings, and we want to show you how. Join John and Nick, as they talk about what they have been do…
 
This might be the episode that convinced us all to go out and get fanny packs. We asked the members of our Facebook group what their favorite wedding day hacks are and compiled them into some amazing advice in this week's episode. Get ready to take some notes and possibly spend a little money with some of these great tips and tricks.…
 
On today’s podcast, we interview Emma Burke, of Emma K Films, and this conversation is something you do not want to miss. She started her business 2 years ago, when she was 18, and has gone from charging $400 for her first wedding, to now over $5000 per wedding. We dive into social media, and how it has helped her grow her brand. We also talk about…
 
Wedding Videographers Suck at Presenting Themselves Let’s be honest. Wedding Videographers suck at presenting themselves well most of the time. We get so focused on gear, our footage, the light, the audio, that we forget that this is an ACTUAL wedding with REAL people getting married. What do you wear to a wedding? How do you communicate to couples…
 
This week John and Nick sit down with one of the OGs of the wedding video industry, Ryan Koral of the Grow Your Video Business Studio Sherphas Podcast and Tell Studios joins us to take us to school on maximizing your client relationships with his experience transitioning into corporate video work. You'll want to take some notes on this episode for …
 
We're super excited to have Kathryn Majic of Blnk Films back on the podcast this week. It's hard to believe it's been over 100 episodes since Kathryn burst onto the wedding filmmaking scene, and in this episode, we break down what she's been up to since then, how to build a brand, and much more. Check out Blnk Films Website: http://bit.ly/2kXgqOc I…
 
Today on the podcast, we talk to Stanton Giles, of Films By Stanton. We have had Stanton on the podcast once before, but are so excited to bring him back. And if you didn’t know. We just announced that he will be one of the speakers at our online workshop coming up on August 4th and 5th. Grab your tickets here: http://www.calibrateworkshop.com In t…
 
In this week’s episode we talk with Alex & Whitney from Sculpting With Time Productions. Highly regarded as the best wedding filmmakers on the planet. If there’s an award, they’ve won it. Pushing the limits of what can be done with wedding films. John and Nick sit down to talk with them about how to get inspired with your wedding films, the dynamic…
 
So it feels like everyone has gone back and forth with TikTok. Is it just a place for teens to do trending dances? Have millennials taken over? Can you actually book real weddings on Tiktok? The answer is yes, and this week we talk with Lucy Mann of Lucy Camyrn Films to talk about her path as a young wedding filmmaker and how she's teaching others …
 
Richard Leng - Mindset for Growth Today, on the podcast, we interviewed Richard Leng of RL Films, based out of the UK. We talked all about how he has positioned himself in a way to charge top dollar for his services. It all comes down to mindset. That, plus knowing the numbers of your business. In today’s episode, we talk about ‘pricing for growth’…
 
I am a Fraud. Ever feel like you aren’t good enough to be doing what you are doing? Or you aren’t experienced enough to be charging more than you are charging? What about when someone at a wedding makes you feel like your job isn’t important. Yep, we have been there, and to be honest, it sucks. But, in today’s episode, we break down how we battle t…
 
Money Mindset Have you heard yourself say ‘when I have more money I will do this’ or ‘when I have more time I will do this?’ The problem is, most people don’t realize they have to change their mindset before they see a change in their wallets or in their free time. In this week’s episode, John and Nick break down what they did to change their minds…
 
I Want To Quit Have you ever been there? Ready to quit your job? Ready to throw in the towel on your relationships? Why do you work so hard anyway? In this week’s episode, we take it in a different direction. We get real about the struggle of running a business as an entrepreneur. It isn’t easy, and most people think they have to go at it alone. Th…
 
1 Thing Most Wedding Filmmakers Are Missing Sales, marketing, shooting, editing, social media… there are so many things to be thinking about when running your business. But, in today’s episode, John and Nick break down 1 Thing Most Wedding Filmmakers Are Missing. Want to know how we are CONSISTENTLY making more money per wedding, having couples pri…
 
It's so easy for us to get caught up in the day-to-day when filming weddings, and sometimes we can become numb to the reality of what's actually happening on a wedding day. On this week's episode of the How To Film Weddings podcast Nick interviews Ashley Akin to talk about what her own wedding day meant as a wedding photographer and what she learne…
 
In this weeks show we're chatting to Toby Johnson of Handcraft Pictures. He's recently teamed up with London photographers Olivia and Dan to launch a photography/videography workshop. We speak to Toby, Olivia and Dan about why they're doing this workshop. We also chat about the sometimes thorny issue of photographers and videographers working toget…
 
Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, Snapchat, YouTube... It can all get overwhelming. Join us for our next FREE Workshop, 'Social Media Sucks' where we are going to break down.. 1. Where we spend the most time on social media 2. Trends we are seeing that you should jump on now 3. How to schedule in social media with your current workflow 4. Ways we make m…
 
We're back with another free live workshop! We had tons of great feedback from our free live workshop that we posted last week so this week we're posting another one! This week is all about tips and tricks to help you shoot better on the wedding day. Also be sure to check out the Complete Wedding Videography Course, available now for a limited time…
 
Last week we hosted a live workshop all about growing your business and building a better story. We felt like this content was too good to not release it in podcast form, so here for your listening pleasure this week on the How To Film Weddings podcast is our full live workshop. Stay tuned this week for another live workshop!…
 
We have a special treat for our listeners this week on How To Film Weddings, John and Nick roleplay and consult call while John critiques Nick's technique. Make sure you take notes on this episode, there's guaranteed to be something in this episode you can add to your own consult toolbox.By John Bunn, Nick Miller
 
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