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Grow your video business by increasing your profits and keeping your sanity all without losing your creativity! Learn how to create a system. Be inspired by filmmakers and creative professionals. Start elevating your video business to the next level. Learn more at https://studiosherpas.com/

Grow Your Video Business Ryan Koral

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 11 Ratings

Grow your video business by increasing your profits and keeping your sanity all without losing your creativity! Learn how to create a system. Be inspired by filmmakers and creative professionals. Start elevating your video business to the next level. Learn more at https://studiosherpas.com/

    How To Be A Better Storyteller & Why It Matters w/ Patrick Moreau of Muse Storytelling

    How To Be A Better Storyteller & Why It Matters w/ Patrick Moreau of Muse Storytelling

    Are you a storyteller? Whether or not you identify as one, if you want to be a successful filmmaker you need to know how to have a full and balanced story with the four pillars firmly in place. Today’s guest has the insight, advice, and software to help you create your most powerful story yet.
    Patrick Moreau is the co-founder of StillMotion and founder of the Muse Storytelling process & software. Oh, and he’s also a three-time Emmy award-winning filmmaker. Patrick is passionate about the psychology and art of storytelling and shares his wisdom and insights into what makes for a good story and why it is essential to have a repeatable system that helps you create amazing and impactful stories time and time again. In this episode, Patrick shares some of that knowledge with us, to help us craft better stories, starting with our next project.
    We also discuss why it is important to have clarity of purpose with clients and clarity of intention with yourself so that you can avoid unhappy clients and you, yourself, becoming miserable. If you have ever felt frustrated with your clients making tons of changes or losing sight of the story itself than this episode will help start off on the right foot with your clients and avoid these issues altogether.
    What are your biggest roadblocks when it comes to storytelling? Do you have a process you use to create the story? Leave us a comment below!
    In this episode:
    Why does story have so much power? The importance of psychology in storytelling, and what you need to know Identifying the 4 pillars of a story The “Muse Storytelling” process and how can it help you craft better stories Why is it important to have clarity of purpose with clients The importance of having personal keywords and how they can help guide you in business, storytelling, and life How community can help you to become a better storyteller and creative  
    Quotes:
    “It starts with you understanding your own story and what you’re about and what you want to do, then communicating that effectively to connect the right people.” (15:26)
    “I deeply started experiencing and understanding the idea that the expectation and experience matter more than the content itself.” (32:51)
    “It’s not the questions that I ask you or the lighting or the cameras. It is the interpersonal connection that I create that will determine how strong and powerfully moving our experience is.” (34:25)
    “If you always look at the people that have more, or the people that make more, or that are doing work better than you, and you say that’s what you need to be, then you will never be happy and truly won’t live a lot of your life. But, if you go I am doing sh*t that I love now, every day is just so much fuller.” (39:12)
     
    Links:
    Muse Storytelling
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    StillMotion
    Follow StillMotion on Twitter | Instagram | Vimeo
    The Remarkable Ones (website is no longer active)
    5 Elements Of Effective Thinking, by Edward Burger

    • 43 min
    Charge More, Shoot Less, and Travel w/ Ray Roman

    Charge More, Shoot Less, and Travel w/ Ray Roman

    Find the original post at: podcast.studiosherpas.com Have you ever dreamed of booking destination wedding after destination wedding? Maybe you struggle setting prices that you feel are worth your talent and the product you deliver. This week on the podcast, we’re stoked to have our old friend and wedding filmmaker extraordinaire Ray Roman on the show, who just happens to be an expert in...well, pretty much every area of the wedding film industry, but especially destination weddings and the typically dreaded business side of what we do.

    • 48 min
    How A Gear Nut Became A Minimalist w/ Kraig Adams

    How A Gear Nut Became A Minimalist w/ Kraig Adams

    Find the original post at: podcast.studiosherpas.com As filmmakers, gear is an essential part of what we do, and while there’s no denying that fact, it’s important to remember that gear isn’t everything. Kraig Adams, a certified gear nut, joins us today and shares how he’s adopting a minimalist mentality when it comes to gear, and the benefits that the switch is having on his workflow. Kraig is a 25 year old, Brooklyn based filmmaker who, in addition to filming weddings himself, runs the website and Youtube channel Wedding Film School, where he offers tutorials, gear reviews, and teaches wedding filmmaking to others. Kraig shares how he quickly gained a high end client base, his current minimalist gear setup, and how he got arrested for flying his drone in the city!

    • 33 min
    The Dangers Of Being A Jack Of All Trades w/ Jon Connor

    The Dangers Of Being A Jack Of All Trades w/ Jon Connor

    Find the original post at: podcast.studiosherpas.com As busy entrepreneurs trying to grow our businesses and sometimes even just scrape by, it can be hard for us to step out of ourselves and our work personas to actually connect with those around us. Jon Connor joins us today and among other topics shares some incredibly powerful stories of how just being a good human while participating in the film industry have given him opportunities, great memories, and have even impacted lives for the greater good. Jon is a filmmaker, editor, and writer, as well as the co-founder and event director of Masters In Motion, a 3 day event focusing on bringing like minded creatives together to learn from some of the best minds in the filmmaking industry. Jon has worked on productions for Showtime, National Geographic (he’s got a great story about this one!), and Urban Outfitters among others, and has a lot of wisdom, as well as a pretty great beard.

    • 41 min
    Setting Up Systems So You Can Focus On What You Love w/ John Goolsby

    Setting Up Systems So You Can Focus On What You Love w/ John Goolsby

    Find the original post at: podcast.studiosherpas.com “The ultimate goal is to be old and in love.” That’s what our guest today, John Goolsby says he always tells his kids, and it applies as much to your business and what you fill your time with as it does to your relationships with the people around you. John has been making films professionally for 30 years, and although he’s had to make a ton of changes to stay current with emerging trends and styles, he’s found a way to remain deeply in love with what he does, even after all that time. John’s company, Godfather Films has filmed over 3000 weddings, and currently takes on over 300 projects a year. Aside from wedding films, John takes on a lot of corporate projects and is currently even working on a reality show for A&E! In this episode John takes a look back over his career in the film industry, covering everything from winning a national award for his film on floor mopping for a grocery store client, to now speaking at numerous industry events, and structuring his company in a way that allows it to continue to function without his constant involvement.

    • 48 min
    How Using Templates And Stock Content Can Grow Your Business Fast w/ Motion Array

    How Using Templates And Stock Content Can Grow Your Business Fast w/ Motion Array

    Find the original post at: podcast.studiosherpas.com I know, I know, I’ve been there. As creators it often feels like cheating to use templates or have anyone else do work on our projects for us. To be honest though, sometimes that’s exactly what’s needed to finish a project on time, or to be able to spend any time whatsoever with our families and loved ones. That’s exactly why Eri Levin and Tyler Williams, co-founded Motion Array, a creative marketplace with a variety of digital assets that include Premiere Pro templates, After Effects templates, stock music and stock video. Their goal is not to reduce the creativity of video producers and editors, but rather allow them to save time on their projects and focus their creative energies where it really matters. Their content is all highly curated, meaning that everything they offer is the highest quality possible.

    • 40 min

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Brought me to tears...

Great content! The end of ep. 72 with Steph struck a chord in me. To hear acknowledgement of our hard work as entrepreneurs and filmmakers hits home..

Britton Ledingham ,

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I've been listening to your podcast since I went full time into my business almost two years ago (iEvolve Photo, January 1, 2017). It's been helpful, but I also haven't applied nearly as much as I would like to. I just signed up for the Selling Like a Sherpa course, and I'm looking forward to the training and growth in my business. Thanks for all you do for people like me!

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Best podcast on the planet

I’ve been listening since the beginning. Ryan and Matt, you are the real deal. I love your enthusiasm, transparency, and honesty about the industry as well as life. It’s been a constant source of encouragement to hear others are on the same journey I am. The guests are fantastic, and I’ve discovered so many great resources through them. Keep up the amazing work!

-Adam from Atomic Spark

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