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Learn How to Run a SUSTAINABLE Video Business

September 27th & 28th

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$399+ Value!

Motion University’s Business Summit is a FREE, two-day, online course where real-life business owners show you how to create cinematic film while serving clients and building a sustainable career.

Whether you’re just starting and need to nail down a business structure, or you’ve been doing it for years, this course will give you the tools, knowledge and resources to change the way you think about business, money, and working with clients. And along the way, it will help to bring the joy and excitement back into business!

What Will I get out of Attending?

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Our process of how we set up the legal side of our businesses

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How to have an entrepreneurial mindset

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How to balance work and family

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How to budget your time and resources

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How much to charge clients and how to talk about money

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How to build a repeatable client process that will meet and exceed expectations

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And much more!

$399+ worth of content 100% FREE

Growing a video business doesn't have to be

As filmmakers and videographers, we love the craft, but often get hung up on the business side of things. Every time tax season rolls around we grit our teeth and struggle through, vowing to learn how to better manage our money and receipts next year. And when we struggle to get clients, or someone calls asking how much we charge, we suddenly aren’t sure of what to do or how to raise our prices.

Despite the challenges, growing a business can be a super exciting and fulfilling journey, and we’re here to help steer you clear of the ditches and pitfalls along the way! Business is about knowing how to serve others, create good work and market yourself – all of which doesn’t have to be boring or overly complex.

When you attend this summit, there are three things you’ll walk away with:

Business that Isn't Boring

Learn the foundational processes that will enable you to manage the business side, while still doing the creative work you love.

Make Work You're Proud Of

Client-based work doesn’t have to be “boring “talking heads.” Learn how your work can be exciting, fulfilling, and make a difference.

Get Clients & Get Paid

Learn how to get better clients with better budgets, and grow your business by focusing on your work rather than constant awkward cold calls.

$399+ worth of content 100% FREE

Content Schedule

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September 27th

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MODULE 1: Foundations for Success

Success in this business (as it is in any business) is all about mindset. You – and the way you think – are the biggest factor either leading to or hindering your success. We’ll share with you the mindset you need to have when it comes to clients, relationships, work, and life – and how implementing these things in your life will radically change your trajectory in the future. We’ll also teach you what it means to think like an entrepreneur, and how to build that into your life, instead of always trying to escape it.

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MODULE 2: Setting Up a Video Business

In this session we will walk you through the steps we took in setting up a legal business. From the name, to the branding and online presence, to setting up your legal and financial registrations, we’ll help you see how simple and fun this process can be.

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MODULE 3: Marketing Yourself and Getting Clients

People will hire you for what they’ve seen you do! In this episode we’ll share how we have built our portfolio from nothing, to now getting calls on a consistent basis purely based on previous work. We’ll teach you how to show your work and to network with others, building yourself a base of clients who you can help for years to come.

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MODULE 4: What and How to Charge For Your Work

Money isn’t dirty. Money is the material you need to make a great video. We’ll break down how to figure out how much to charge, and how to talk about money with your clients without it being awkward. You’ll be able to help them see that money is a tool to help accomplish their goals for the video.

$399+ worth of content 100% FREE

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September 28th

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MODULE 5: Working with Clients

Serving your clients well is going to be the biggest factor towards your success as a business. We’ll share with you the steps we use to bring our clients along on the journey from start to finish, help them feel included, and know that you’re making the piece that is right for them. We’ll also talk about how to wow your clients, and how to recognize problem clients.

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MODULE 6: Contracts, Releases, Insurance, and Legal

Contracts and insurance are a tool to help set expectations for both parties, and make sure that everything is clear and covered up front. We’ll walk you through the paperwork we use with clients, locations, and more, creating a secure system from which to work and meet expectations.

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MODULE 7: Business Finances

We’ll cover how to set up and follow a business budget, so that you know how much you’re spending and how much you can afford to spend to grow your business. We’ll cover how to prepare for taxes, what to rent versus buy, and how to prepare for “downtime”.

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MODULE #8: Sustainability & Business Growth Strategy

How can you still be doing this 10 years from now? How can you keep a steady stream of income coming in to provide for your family? We’ll talk about how to create growth for your business that will continue to grow as your family grows, when to move on to larger clients, when to specialize, and how to build a life that works with your business, and how to handle slow times.

$399+ worth of content 100% FREE

Meet The

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John-Clay Burnett

ReelCast Productions

A veteran of video production for over a decade, John-Clay Burnett is the founder of ReelCast Productions, an award-winning media company committed to sharing stories that inspire and engage audiences! From the beginning he has been focused on creating quality promo films and has produced or participated in projects winning “Best Promo” for 5 years in a row. He has conducted hundreds of interviews and clients include The Kendrick Brothers, Arkansas Baptist State Convention, ALERT Academy, WIT Ministries, and Lamplighter Guild. Over the years he has also worked on 7 feature films and 4 documentaries, including I Can Only Imagine, Beyond the Mask, Polycarp, Wait Till It’s Free, and Captivated. A key teacher at Christian film workshops across the nation, John-Clay is passionate about partnering with people to pursue greater excellence in their communication. Past teaching opportunities have included lecturing at the Lamplighter Guild and the Christian Worldview Film Festival.

Andrew Bartlett

Bartlett Idea Co. | Defender

Andrew Bartlett is the founder of Bartlett Idea Co., an independent creative agency. Displaying a passion for serving Christ and his clients through the visual arts, Andrew works on films and produces marketing materials for businesses and organizations across the nation. He loves storytelling with excellence and has garnered multiple awards including the “$10,000 Grand Prize” for the “AT&T Real Stories” competition, two Golden Telly awards, and two 1st Place prizes for Best Promo at the CWVFF. Andrew has produced behind-the-scenes content for several Owl City music videos and his video for the Fargo Police Department has been well received with over 300,000 views!  Andrew loves coaching aspiring filmmakers on how to hone their craft in a hands-on way.

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