Being Better Business Savvy
Effective communication is one side of the film production business that isn’t discussed as much as the technical side, but is, maybe, more important in order to make a living.
That’s why we created this course, Being Better Business Savvy. At Video Mantis we believe that learning the business side of things is just as important as your techniques.
We’ll go over how to successfully negotiate over the phone, how to budget to thrive and remain profitable, and other key details in your professional life.
Check out Being Better Business Savvy at VideoMantis.com
- Focus on skills to conduct better initial phone calls
- Learn how to budget to become and stay profitable
- Discover contract negotiation tips that will help get the job
- Understand all parts of a deal memo and what it should contain
- Learn how to get better clients through the negotiating process
- DurationOver an Hour
- Skill levelAll levels
Clear, focused and encouraging information to making yourself sustainable
This was very useful to me as both a sound professional and a performance/sound artist (arguably even more useful to my work in the arts sector where it is sometimes hard to get valued!). The information is focused around production sound professionals but is of course applicable to many other areas of professional life. I liked the step-by-step approach combined with examples and experience in why we should apply this knowledge. Through Blas' informative and positive style I feel even more part of the global sound community and inspired to feel more confident in my professional communications so that everyone gets the terms they need in order to be sustainable, successful and achieve high-quality work where everyone can focus on the project itself. Strongly recommended to every freelancer!
What film school doesn't teach
This course really helped me to understand the monetary side of the industry. I am just starting to work my way into this industry. It really helped me to understand the basics of how this is a business as well as a creative industry. And the things that I will personally need to budget for. I do not plan on starting as a mixer, but it helps that I now know how a mixer budgets so that I can understand working along side them. I wish that film schools taught more of this alongside the creative aspects. I strongly recommend this course to mixers looking to improve their budget as well to as students, like myself, about to enter the industry and wanting to learn how the business works.
Getting down to business
Blas Kisic gives a powerful and energetic presentation on Building Better Business Savvy. His topics are on point and his explanations and practical tips give you the information you need in succinct nuggets. He shares some personal experiences to help you understand how changing your effectiveness in communicating can enhance your profile in the professional world. The way you present yourself to a production shows your level of professionalism; using even just one of his tips could more than pay for this course.