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How to Start Your Own Business by Taking Photos & Videos

Learn exactly what I did to begin my own business taking and selling photos and videos.
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Created by Jeff Orig
Last updated 2/2015
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UPDATE: Course Updated For February 2015

If you're like me, you are an artist first and don't like the business part of it. But you know how important it is to fund your dream job.

If you take this course, you can learn how to make money doing the thing you love: taking pictures and/or making videos - just like me!

Learn from my mistakes. Invest in yourself.

If you're looking for "instant easy get rich quick" scheme, don't take this course. You will have to actually follow the advice in this course to have a chance at being successful with your dream business.

There is no guarantee for your success but you can learn from my mistakes and our best practices so you don’t have to pay for your own mistakes.

NEW! Now includes resource guides!

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About this course:

  • Based on actual experience and our actual fully functional studio
  • Full, free lifetime access
  • Includes regular office hours to ask questions!
  • All future extra lectures and upgrades are always included for free
  • Unconditional Udemy 30 day money-back guarantee!
  • Now includes resource guide - access instantly!

SEE HOW WE EARN:

  • Over $3,000 a week taking pictures and making videos

.... all on average month after month, after month!

Today, you can start to make good money with your photography and videography!

Take a peek into our studio and how we run a six figure photo and video business.

Whether you are starting a photography or videography business or have been struggling for years, this class is for you.

You'll learn:

  1. About me and my varied experience that help me build this successful business
  2. What to think about before starting your photo or video business
  3. How to gain more freedom and flexibility with a true business instead of running around doing everything
  4. One simple mindset trick that helps you succeed
  5. The prerequisite to succeed in the photo and video business
  6. The pitfalls and tips to build a great team
  7. How ARTISTS help make the world better and make money doing it
  8. How to set your prices.
  9. How to choose your business structure for your protection
  10. Bringing in employees or contractors
  11. Pros and cons of working from home, renting a studio, or sharing a space,
  12. Should you buy or rent gear?
  13. Controlling your expenses
  14. The power of cash flow
  15. Free yourself to do more Fun Stuff
  16. What tools and systems we use to run our business.
  17. How to handle the Accounting and the other things you hate
  18. Marketing and Sales tips
  19. Financial tools tips
  20. Accident and theft protection for very little money
  21. Five Laws that can shape your business
  22. Ideas and philosophy to help you succeed

... and more!

Click the "take this course" button, top right, now ...

Don’t struggle …

Learn from my experience and mistakes.

Invest in yourself and invest in your business.

Do it right the first time.

I am committed to your success. I want you to succeed. If you succeed, we all win. Plus, my name is on this. I don't want to be embarrassed by putting out bad information.

Sincerely,

-Jeff Orig

P.S. This is less than the cost of a lens but you can make many times that amount with this knowledge.

P.P.S. Don't forget the money back guarantee! Give it a try, I think you'll be happy you did.

Who is the target audience?
  • If you are just starting your video and photography business, you should watch this.
  • If you struggle with the up's and down's of getting clients and making money, watch this class.
  • Even if you are successful in your business, this is a way to fine tune what you already know.
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What Will I Learn?
Learn the business side of running your own photography and videography company
Transform your 1 person show into a thriving business
Learn from my mistakes and experience
Avoid the mistakes I made
Learn how to price your services
Jumpstart your way to a successful dream business
Learn the secrets that no else teaches
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Requirements
  • Have an open mind and be ready to learn.
  • Understand that this is an investment in their business
Curriculum For This Course
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Before You Make the Leap
2 Lectures 18:09

Approach Starting Your Business Realistically
05:38
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The Power of Mindset
7 Lectures 34:15

How True Businesses Give You More Freedom

The Dream of Freedom
03:31

Learn What Distinguishes a True Business
03:31

The Power of Mindset
04:50

Do You Have What it Takes to Succeed?

Prerequisite to Success
07:47

Learn Tough Lessons That Help You Thrive

Teamwork - Pitfalls and Tips
03:54

Discover How Artists Help Their Clients Even More with This Simple Measurement

How Artists Can Measure Their Value
02:10

How to Set Your Prices for Success

How to Set Your Prices
08:32
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Business Nuts and Bolts
7 Lectures 38:24

Consider the Best Business Structure for Your Protection

Choosing the Best Business Structure
05:22

Learn the Pros and Cons of Having Employees Versus Contractors

Pros and Cons of Hiring Employees or Sub-Contractors
08:40

Learn the Pros and Cons of Getting a Studio Space

Rent a Studio, Work From Home, or Share a Space
04:28

Weigh the Pros and Cons of Buying and Renting Gear

Buy or Rent Gear and Equipment?
04:52

What is The Minimum Monthly Expense You Must Make?

Your Monthly Expenses
01:06

Learn Important Lessons on Positive Cash Flow That Keeps Your Business Alive

The Importance of Positive Cashflow
06:51

Learn to Create Systems and Delegate Stuff You Hate to People Who Are Better at it and Love it.

Free Yourself
07:05
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Get a Head Start
4 Lectures 18:05

Specific Tools and Systems We Use

Tools and Systems
04:50

Learn the Best and Easiest Way to Handle Accounting and Other Things You Hate

Accounting and Other Things You Hate
04:37

Be Careful with Various Financial Tools. Like All Tools They Can Help or Hurt You.

Financial Tools
06:10

No one plans to have an accident or a problem.

Insurance
02:28
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Marketing and Sales
1 Lecture 04:37

Pitfalls and Tips

Marketing and Sales
04:37
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Philosophy for Success
2 Lectures 13:42

Five Laws That Can Shape Your Business

Five Laws
01:26

Learn Ideas That Will Help You Succeed

Philosophy for Success
12:16
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Thank You
1 Lecture 01:36
Thank You
01:36
About the Instructor
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Director

Jeff Orig is a Videographer, Photographer, and Filmmaker based in Honolulu, Hawaii. He was overweight since college and finally figured out how to lose weight and keep it off.

He has won numerous awards and recognitions including: Young Filipino Entrepreneur of the Year, one of the best trailers for Amazon Studios, Best of Weddings by The Knot, and a 5 Star Rating on Yelp.

SUMMARY

Hardworking Film and Video expert with years of solid experience in completing projects on time and on budget. Strong working knowledge of Multimedia and Web Design.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Columbia College Film School Graduate
  • Produce, direct, shoot, edit, and deliver weekly TV show for Time Warner’s OC16
  • Possess a great attitude and willingness to learn
  • Own and operate a multi-camera high definition video package
    • Same camera used on House, M.D. And Hawaii Five-O
  • Expert Final Cut Studio editor
  • Passionate about the craft
  • Strong knowledge and experience in web design, Photoshop, and WordPress
  • A pleasure to work with on and off set
  • Get the job done fast and on budget

WORK EXPERIENCE

Producer/Director/Cinematographer/Editor

Orig Media – Honolulu, HI – 2008 to Current

  • “Upside-Down Pilates”
    • 30 minute weekly TV Series on OC16
    • Producer
    • Director
    • Cinematographer
    • Sound
    • Editor
  • Produce, Direct, and Edit 100’s of Projects
  • Full List Below

Video Teacher

University of Hawaii – Manoa – 2014 to Present

  • Teach DSLR Video Class

Leeward Community College – Pearl City, HI – 2004 to 2005

  • Taught video classes and Adobe Premiere and Adobe Photoshop.

New Horizons – Honolulu, HI – 2004 to 2005

  • Taught Adobe Photoshop and Dreamweaver.

Illinois Institute of Art – Schaumburg, IL – 2003 to 2004

  • Taught video classes and Adobe Premiere.

Independent Producer

Film Fusion – Chicago, IL – 1999 to 2003

  • Secured funding and distribution for direct to video feature, Shower of Blood.
  • Responsibilities on the feature film included everything:
  • Financing, pre-production, scheduling, budgeting, casting, craft services, production stills, grip, sound, boom, lighting, stand-in, additional footage, B-Unit director, post-production, credits, additional editing, secured distribution.
  • Produced local commercials and corporate video.
  • See below for full credits

EQUIPMENT

  • Own and Operate Full HD Video Package
  • Own and Operate Full Sound Package
  • Own and Operate Full Lighting Package
  • Own and Operate Steadicam with Arm/Vest
  • Own and Operate Jib System

EDUCATION

  • Columbia College Chicago – Chicago, IL – 1999
  • Bachelor of Science – Film
  • University of Hawaii – Pacific New Media – Honolulu, HI – 2007 to 2013
    • Various Editing, Writing, Directing, and Sound Classes
  • Lynda.com – Internet – 2007 to present
  • Various software classes

FILM AND VIDEO CREDITS

  • The Hawaii Wisdom Project - 2015
    • Feature-length Documentary
    • Currently in Post-Production
    • Producer
    • Director
  • Upside-Down Pilates TV Show – 2008 to present
    • TV Series on Oceanic Time Warner Cable 16
    • Over 17,000 subscribers on Youtube
    • Over 2.4 million views
    • Producer, Director, Cinematographer, Sound, and Editor
    • Over 70 episodes
  • Othello - Feature Film - 2015
    • Feature Film
    • Currently in Pre-Production
    • Co-writer
    • Producer
    • Director
  • 5 Buddhas - 2015
    • Short Film
    • Mini-Documentary
    • Director
  • Wedding Films - 2012 to Present
    • Director
    • Over 200 Wedding Films
  • Atherton YMCA - 2012, 2013, 2014
    • Short Film
    • Mini-Documentary
    • Director
    • Producer
  • PaceSetters Rotary Club of East Honolulu - 2014
    • Short Film
    • Mini-Documentary
    • Director
    • Producer
  • Aloha Harvest - 2014
    • Mini-Documentary
    • Director
    • Producer
  • Juon Gets a Job - 2014
    • Short Film
    • Director
  • Hamlet - Scene 1 - 2014
    • Short Film
    • Director
  • Hawaii Self Storage - 2013, 2014
    • 30 Second Commercial
    • Director
    • Producers
  • Crazy Shirts - 2013, 2014
    • Online and In-Store Videos
    • Director
    • Producer
  • TedX Honolulu - 2013
    • Director
  • MobiPCS - 2013
    • Web and Marketing Videos
    • Director
    • Producer
  • Beds for the Children
    • Short Film
    • Marketing Documentary
    • Director
    • Producer
  • Hawaii Home Ownership Center - 2012, 2013, 2014
    • Short Film
    • Mini-Documentary
    • Director
    • Producer
  • Women in Need 2012, 2014
    • Short Film
    • Mini-Documentary
    • Director
    • Producer
    • Cinematographer
  • Uncle Kokua TV Show – 2012, 2014
    • TV Reality Series on KFVE
    • Producer
    • Director
    • Camera Operator
    • Sound
  • Manoa Valley Theater – 2012
    • 30 Second Commercial
    • Producer and Cinematographer
    • Pacific Diamond and Swiss Watch Exchange – 2012
    • 30 Second Commercial
    • Producer, Director, Cinematographer, Sound, and Editor
  • Hawaii Real Estate Report TV Show – 2008 to 2011
    • TV Series on Oceanic Time Warner Cable 16
    • Producer, Director, Cinematographer, Sound, and Editor
  • OHA Christmas Special – 2011, 2012
    • TV Special
    • KITV ABC4
    • Producer
    • Camera Operator
    • Jib Operator
  • Pacific Diamond and Swiss Watch Exchange – 2011
    • 30 Sec. Commercial
    • Producer, Director, Cinematographer, Sound, and Editor
  • Devil in the Blue Dress – 2011
    • Short Film
    • Executive Producer
  • ARTS at Marks Garage – 2011
    • 30 Sec. Commercial
    • Producer, Director, Cinematographer, Sound, and Editor
  • Upside-Down Dance – 2011
    • 30 Sec. Commercial
    • Producer, Director, Cinematographer, Sound, and Editor
  • Malibu Shirts – 2011
    • 30 Sec. Commercial
    • Producer, Director, Cinematographer, Sound, and Editor
  • JN Productions – 2011
    • Eight 30 Second Spots
    • Editor
  • Alter Ego Kinetic – 2011
    • Wedding
    • Cinematographer
  • Kokua for Japan – 2011
    • Live telethon to raise money for Japan’s Earthquake victims
    • Crew
  • Lily Lotus – 2010
    • 30 Sec. Commercial
    • Producer, Director, Cinematographer, Sound, and Editor
  • Skulls and Dragons – 2010
    • Music Video for Oil in the Alley
    • Producer, Director, Cinematographer, Sound, and Editor
  • Abe Lee Realty in a Nutshell – 2010
    • Short Film
    • Producer, Director, Cinematographer, Sound, and Editor
  • Jessica and David Wedding – 2010
    • Short Film
    • Producer, Director, Cinematographer, Sound, and Editor
  • Lunar – 2010
    • Short Film
    • Producer, Director, Cinematographer, Sound, and Editor
  • Kitties – 2010
    • Short Film
    • Producer, Director, Cinematographer, Sound, and Editor
  • Drunk Chick Sings Wild Rover – 2010
    • Short Film
    • Producer, Director, Cinematographer, Sound, and Editor
  • Hawaii Home Ownership Center – 2009
    • 30 Sec. Commercial
    • Producer, Director, and Editor
  • Dasher the Reindeer E! True Hollywood Story – 2009
    • Short Film for Laughtrack Theater
    • Producer, Director, Cinematographer, Sound, and Editor
  • Housewives of the North Pole – 2009
    • Short Film for Laughtrack Theater
    • Producer, Director, Cinematographer, Sound, and Editor
  • Elf Control to Santa Claus – 2009
    • Short Film for Laughtrack Theater
    • Producer, Director, Cinematographer, Sound, and Editor
  • Aloha Island – 2009
    • HD Pilot for Time Warner OC16 – Cinematographer and Editor
    • Producer, Cinematographer, Sound, and Editor
  • Upside-Down Pilates TV spots – 2008 to present
    • 30 Sec. Commercials
    • Producer, Director, Cinematographer, Sound, and Editor
  • Hawaii Real Estate Report Promo – 2008 to present
    • 30 Sec. Commercials
    • Producer, Director, Cinematographer, Sound, and Editor
  • Alpha Omega Plumbing – 2008
    • 30 Sec. Commercial
    • Producer, Director, Cinematographer, Sound, and Editor
  • Hawaii Technology Institute – 2008
    • 30 Sec. Commercial
    • Producer, Director, Cinematographer, Sound, and Editor
  • Black Pearl Source – 2008
    • 30 Sec. Commercial
    • Producer, Director, Cinematographer, Sound, and Editor
  • Shower of Blood – 2004
    • Feature Film direct to video
    • Producer, Director, Cinematographer, Sound, and Editor
  • Lover’s Lane – 2000
    • 30 Sec. Commercial
    • Producer and Director
  • Sterling Logistics – 1999
    • Corporate Video
    • Producer and Director
  • Pacifics – 1999
    • Music Video
    • Producer, Director, Cinematographer, Sound, and Editor
  • Marathon Girls – 1997
    • Short Video
    • Producer, Director, Cinematographer, Sound, and Editor
  • Splat -1996
    • Short Film
    • Producer, Director, Cinematographer, Sound, and Editor
  • Stuck in the Needle – 1996
    • Short Film
    • Producer, Director, Cinematographer, Sound, and Editor
  • Luck – 1995
    • Short Film
    • Producer, Director, Cinematographer, Sound, and Editor

SOFTWARE EXPERTISE

  • Final Cut Studio 2, 3, and X
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Professional film and video editing software
  • Multi-cam
  • HD Workflows
  • Motion
  • Motion graphics and titles
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Adobe Premiere
  • DVD Studio
  • DVD production
  • Magic Bullet Looks
  • Color Correction
  • Magic Bullet Suite
  • Color Correction
  • Compressor
  • Video compression
  • Soundtrack Pro
  • Sound editing
  • Color
  • Color correction
  • LiveType
  • Titles
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Image correction
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Page layout
  • Adobe Premiere
  • Video editing software
  • Adobe Dreamweaver
  • HTML editor
  • Adobe Acrobat Professional
  • Acrobat and .pdf writer
  • FileZilla, CuteFTP
  • FTP software
  • Sonicfire Pro 5
  • Music Scoring
  • Microsoft Office
  • Word
  • Excel
  • PowerPoint
  • OpenOffice/NeoOffice
  • Calc
  • Writer
  • Impress
  • iWork
  • Pages
  • Keynote
  • Numbers
  • iPhoto
  • iMovie
  • iDVD
  • CatDV
  • GarageBand
  • GoogleDocs
  • Documents
  • Spreadsheets
  • Drawings
  • Presentations
  • Forms
  • MPEG Streamclip
  • Video transcoding software
  • Windows XP, Vista, 7
  • Mac OS X

SOFTWARE PROFICIENCY

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • PHP
  • Cpanel
  • Fantastico
  • WordPress
  • Joomla
  • Motion Graphics
  • Adobe Flash
  • Web applications
  • Web video
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