Are you struggling to run your business and keep up with shooting and editing? Are you wondering if it's time to hire some help? This week, Jordan sat down with Taylor Juarez, his Studio Manager and the Executive Producer of this podcast, to discuss the role she plays as Studio Manager for his company Ladybird Studios. Together, they discuss how Taylor went from a part-time social media manager to a full-time Studio Manager and how they grew the company into what is it today. If you're trying to decide how to best run, sustain, and even expand your business, you will definitely benefit from listening to this episode!
This week, we fill you in on some recent news, discuss upcoming events from the Wedding Film Academy, and chat about the announcement of the amazing new Lumix G9! Check it out!
This week, our favorite Sony geek Garrette Baird from Gear Glasses and Gadgets comes on to nerd out with me as we talk all about why he thinks the A7RIII is going to largely replace both his A9 and his A7SII. Join us for a great conversation!
This week, we continue our Destination Wedding Series with Sarah Pendergraft of "Pen Weddings." Because of their remarkable storytelling abilities, Sarah and her husband Rick are globe trotting for more than 60% of their weddings. I sat down with Sarah to pick her brain and help you learn more about how you too can start to find the jobs that will allow you to travel the world. She also gives some great pro-tips for traveling with gear that you won't want to miss!
This week we begin our series on Destination Wedding Filmmaking with Matt Davis from Lifestage Films and the Studio Sherpas podcast! Matt and his team have filmed weddings all around the world. You're not going to want to miss this series as we explore many of the questions you've always wanted to know about destination wedding videography.
Last week, we got to hang out with newbie Marcos Rocha and let him ask us all his burning questions about how to get started as a wedding filmmaker! This week we bring you the second half of this awesome interview. If you haven't listened to part 1, definitely check out last week's episode. Marcos asks some great questions and voices his newbie perspective, which will be super helpful for all you newbies out there trying to get started! Join us as we answer more of Marcos' fantastic questions!
This week, we had the chance to mix it up with our newbie series. We had newbie Marcos Rocha bring in all his questions and let him interview us! Join us for part one of this awesome interview in which we discuss so many important things a beginning filmmaker needs to know, including both the technical aspects of videography and how to start and run and successful business.
How do you go from zero to awesome in just one year? Let's ask Taylor Juarez! This week Jordan interviews the producer of the Wedding Film Academy podcast, his studio manager and lead videographer, Taylor (freaking) Juarez. In this episode, she talks about her first ever time filming a wedding with Jordan, how she was able to overcome her anxieties, and how she became a confident lead videographer just a few months after getting started. With nearly 40 weddings under her belt in the last 15 months, she is able to share a ton of wisdom about how to get started in this amazing field.
This week, Jordan chats with brand new wedding videographer, Trent Madden, to see how things are going for a guy just getting started in this industry. Trent is doing everything he can to try to make a go at becoming a full-time videographer. Tune in to hear about how he got started and how he is growing his skills and his business!
This week we give you the solution to booking more weddings, giving your clients an amazing customer experience, getting organized financial records and keeping all of your weddings organized through an amazing automated system called 17hats. Jordan interviews the founder/CEO and VP of development from 17hats. Not only that, but we got you an awesome discount on this amazing software. You're not going to want to miss this one!
This week, we brought on one of our favorite planners, Barbara Hearne. We cannot stress enough how important it is to have good relationships with your planners. When you develop good working relationships, the connections you make and referrals you get are invaluable. Join us for a wonderful conversation with Barbara to get some great tips on how you can develop lasting relationships and improve your business.
This week we interview one of Texas' most amazing wedding venue owners, Karen Moise. There is perhaps no more important relationship to foster in building your wedding videography company than the relationship with your favorite venues. This week, Jordan sat down for a conversation with Karen from Ma Maison to unlock the secrets of building great relationships with venue staff.
Want more referral business? Who can help you more than a wedding planner/coordinator? This week, Jordan interviews one of his favorite wedding planner/coordinators from one of the coolest venues in Texas! Tune in to find out what you can do to get more leads coming in from your favorite planners.
This week we launch our referral series with the Tanks! Travis and Nina Tank are two of Austin's finest wedding photographers. In this episode we get their perspective on what makes working with a videographer a great experience and talk about things you can do to get more referrals from great wedding photographers.
This week, one of our most popular guests Rob Adams is back on with us to wrap up our series on composition. Rob’s knack for giving practical advice that can be put into place immediately on your next shoot is sure to make this episode a classic. We know that you will come back to this episode again and again for a refresher on how to get gorgeous composition that tells a strong story with every shot.
This week, 3-time Emmy award winning wedding film-maker Alex Douglas joins us for the composition series! Alex is perhaps the most qualified person on the planet to discuss composition in wedding film-making. Naturally, I was thrilled to have him discuss how he finds inspiration for creating the beautiful imagery behind each of his shots. We also discuss the tools and frame of mind he brings to each of this weddings. Join us to get a peak into Alex's world!
We start a new series this week all about Composition! Our first interview was with Matt Koza, whose focus on composition has his work standing out amongst his competition. He composes his shots so beautifully, that his films hardly need the use of any camera movement at all. Join us as we learn all about Matt's mad skills and brilliant take on lighting and composition!
The Editing Series is back! On this week’s show, Jordan sits down with wedding film-maker and feature film editor Brandon Rice. Join us as we talk about what he learned creating and editing feature films that informs how he creates his beautiful wedding films all across the Eastern United States.
Last week, Jordan traveled to Minneapolis for his “Wedding & Event Cinematography Crash Course.” While there, he stopped for a drink at a local pub with Bobby Burns. Bobby is a 10 year wedding video pro who has a ton to offer. Join us for this fun chat as we discuss his recent move across the country and how he got his business going again full speed without any downtime!
Happy Independence Day! This week's episode is an announcement for some exciting new developments for Wedding Film Academy. Tune in to find out what's coming next!
Think all wedding films look alike? Think again! This week, we sat down with Sebastian Nandryka to hear about his unique films. “Super Weddings” films are sure to blow your mind one way or another. We won’t make any promises you’ll love the films, but the artistry that goes into Sebastian’s films is clear and completely different from anything we have ever seen. Sebastian defies norms as he embraces inspiration not from other wedding film-makers, but from legends of the film industry. His clients have to give them their complete trust in order for him to create these wedding films that will either leave you wondering what the heck you just watched, or calling him a genius and master of the craft in a way no one else on the planet is. So which is it? Have a listen and you tell us!
This week, we are diving back into our editing series with a very unique and special interview! Meet Dax & Pao: a killer husband/wife team that know how to create epic wedding films and tell incredible stories. Join us to learn all about their story, how they became a team, and their unique approach to editing that defines their one-of-a-kind wedding film style.
This week, we are taking a break from our normal series to bring you some breaking news! Many of you have likely lamented the loss of Kraig Adams’ “Wedding Film School” YouTube channel. We have likely all benefited from WFS’ 300+ video tutorials. In today’s show, we interview Kraig to talk about how he started WFS, why he is moving on and what is next as he leaves the wedding industry.
This week, we are kicking off our Editing Series by bringing Rick & Sarah Pendergraft back on our show! Rick & Sarah run a very successful wedding film company and are well-known for their incredible films. Tune in as they walk us through their editing workflow and creative process!
Last week, we wrapped up our pricing series. This week, we're taking a break from our normal routine and bringing you our very first pub chat! Our first guest is the one and only Adam Grumbo! If you're an Austin filmmaker, you know who Adam is. If you don't, then this episode is a great place to start! Join Jordan and Adam as they sit down at a pub and talk about a range of topics--everything from cameras, to weddings, to Pokemon Go!
This week, we are flipping the script to bring you a special interview with our very own host, Jordan Bunch! Matt Johnson of Film Strong Weddings is back on our show to interview Jordan about his volume brand: Ladybird Wedding Films. Join us to learn all about volume brands and how Jordan runs his two successful companies!
This week, we've got the amazing Rob Adams back on the show to talk about his pricing model! He offers some great insight into his process, pricing, and gives some killer tips for up-selling! If you've been hesitant to raise your prices, you may change your mind after hearing Rob's advice. Join us for another great discussion!
This week, we are super happy to have Garrette & Amber Baird of Eyenamics back on our show! This time, we chat with them about their pricing model and why it works for them. Pricing isn't always easy to talk about, but this series is going to be super helpful as you continue to grow your wedding business! Join us for another awesome discussion!
This week, we are kicking off our Pricing Series with John Bunn! John is the owner of Redeemed Productions, a very successful photography and videography company. If you're a wedding filmmaker struggling with how to price your services, this episode will be a great inspiration! John has been killing it in the wedding industry for 10 years. Join us for a fantastic conversation with John to learn all about his business model, his experience, and how his company has grown to be what it is today!
This week, we got to hang out with Rob Adams! This guy is an incredible cinematographer and wedding filmmaker. He's got some mad storytelling skills! He also hosts the We B-Rollin' Podcast! If you're a wedding filmmaker, you've probably heard of Rob. If you haven't, you better start listening to this episode! Join us as we learn all about Rob and how he shoots his stunning wedding films!