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Low-Cost, High-Quality Film: A Guide to Affordable On-Location Shoots

Some of today’s most critically acclaimed television shows and movies are filmed on sets and in closed, pre-built locations; to be sure, some of history’s most critically acclaimed television shows and movies have been filmed on sets! But most video production these days aren’t big-budget studio films; they’re YouTube videos and online marketing content. There’s something truly authentic—something irrefutably powerful—about on-location shoots, and this energy is captured by cameras and, in turn, enjoyed by viewers.

Of course, one of the biggest downsides to on-location shoots—one of the only downsides—is the associated cost. While they don’t require the rental for the set or soundstage, filming on-location can still be pricey, and this reputation for expensiveness has led the shooting style to be regarded as intimidating (and not worth exploring) by many rising filmmakers.

By implementing some simple and effective tips, however, media professionals who’re filming on-location can save a substantial amount of cash and complete the process for a fraction of the cost paid by others, all without sacrificing the quality of the produced footage in any way.

Let’s take a look at some straightforward ways to save money on on-location shoots!

 

Put Food First

For many upcoming filmmakers, on-set food is something of an afterthought; a concern of secondary importance that’s considered only at the last second. While this style of thinking is correct in theory and typically works without issue on traditional sets, it could cause considerable trouble (and cost a significant amount of money) when filming on-location.

The reasoning is simple: food is fuel, and without fuel, actors, camerapersons, make-up artists, and all the other experts that make a set function won’t perform at their best. The resulting mistakes will cost time and money. Furthermore, rushing to retrieve food from an unfamiliar venue in an unknown area doesn’t look particularly professional, and will produce unexpected last-minute fees (ordering in advance is almost always cost effective).

In short, on-location filming is much easier and cheaper when food (including allergy information!) is put first.

 

Reduce Housing Costs

It might be tempting to book a film crew’s stay in a hotel, but it isn’t always economical. On the contrary, hotels can be absolute “money pits” that eat-up the majority of an on-location work’s budget.

Short-term apartment rentals are affordable and convenient alternatives. They have accommodation options available in almost every area. Planning for an on-location shoot and choosing an apartment instead of a hotel will preserve a project’s budget and assure that the resulting footage is once again excellent.

 

Have a Plan-B

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Most actors and actresses are committed, dedicated, attentive professionals who’re honored to be part of a project they’re passionate about. Like many things in life, though, occasional “bad apples” do appear and will be encountered. These “bad apples” could very quickly be part of one’s on-location project.

As such, to minimize risk, minimize losses, and assure that a project gets finished as scheduled, it’s important for on-location film professionals to have a plan-b. This means that backup actors, actresses, and crew members must be on retainer and able to be called at a moment’s notice should their services be required.

 

Save Money on Audio

While traditionally seen as a post-production consideration, more and more video productions are employing their sound design throughout the production process, which may or may not necessitate having it picked out before you even start filming. For smaller, DIY productions, hiring a music designer and renting a full foley stage are just not viable options. This is where Music Beats comes in. We have lots of premixed audio, some for free, and all for a very affordable price. We can even help you mix your own sound cheaper than you could find at a ritzy Hollywood sound studio. Audio is half of your video, and you need to make sure that you’re representing your content as professionally as possible.

 

These tips are sure to help on-location film professionals save as much money as possible and produce fantastic footage. Thanks for reading and good luck!

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Submit A Guest Post | MusicBeats.Net Is Now Accepting Guest Posts

If you are Googling the phrase “Submit A Guest Post” or “Accepting Guest Posts”, while looking for entertainment websites that are offering guest blogging opportunities, MusicBeats.Net can help!

We receive emails all the time asking if we are accepting guest posts and if you can submit a guest post on our site. Yes, we absolutely do accept guest posts and will add a do-follow link to your website as long as you follow the simple guidelines outlined below.

Topics We Are Accepting Guest Posts For:

If you don’t fall under one of these categories or a closely related one, please don’t email me. Here are the topics/categories we are current accepting guest posts for:

  • Entertainment
  • Music
  • Instrumentals
  • TV & Film
  • Movies
  • Media
  • Recording Software
  • Comedy
  • Radio
  • Cinema

How To Submit A Guest Post

Here are the steps on how to submit a guest post:

Step 1. Pick a Title or Keyword That Has Traffic Potential

You want to pick a topic, title or keyword that gets searched by real people. You can find what keywords people are looking for by using Google’s Keyword planner. You can type in different keywords to find out which words internet searchers are typing in the most. For example: The keyword phrase “Submit a Guest Post” gets searched 1900 times a month according to Google’s Keyword planner.

And… That’s why I chose to name my post title, “Submit A Guest Post – Now Accepting Guest Posts” and I’m including over 800 words to make sure that this post will rank well when users like you type that in. After all, that’s how you found this post isn’t it. Your query had to be something similar to those words or you wouldn’t even of found this post.

Step 2. Write For The Reader But Don’t Forget Traffic

Create a title that pulls the reader in, organize the content with headings so the user can scan the content easily. This helps for readers who only want to read a portion of your content and not the whole thing

But, you also need to write with keeping traffic in mind. If you choose a topic that doesn’t have much interest or searches, you will be wasting both of our time. You want to pick a keyword that has traffic potential before even submitting a guest post to my site. Use Google.com/sktool to find a keyword phrase that has a good amount of traffic potential (at least 100/mo searches)

Step 3. Keep In Original

It must be original content and not published anywhere else online. I check manually to make sure it is not plagiarized so please don’t even try.

Step 4. Only Submit Long Content

You article should be at least 800 words in length or more for the best traffic potential. Although, blog posts that rank the best on Google and receive more traffic are posts that are at least 1500 words or more.

Step 5. Keep Your Paragraphs Short

Please don’t stuff 500 words into a single paragraph. No one writes like that anymore. Keep paragraphs down to 2-4 sentences max

Step 6. Submit Your Article Completed

Do not send me an idea and ask if its ok to post. Create, finish and post the article into the email or attach it as a Word or Google doc.

Step 7. Email Me With Your Guest Post

Email [email protected] with your:

  • completed article
  • At least 800 words of text
  • Traffic estimate you found for your keyword phrase in Google Keyword Planner (learn how to use Google Keyword Planner in this video)
  • Brief summary on your goal of the post
  • Short bio if you would like to be mentioned in the post

Step 7. Wait For My Reply To Your Email

I will let you know within 3 days if your guest post has been accepted or not.

What Happens After My Guest Post Is Accepted?

If your guest post is accepted, I will post it to my blog within 7 days and send you an email with the link to the post.

Important – If your post is accepted, you automatically agree that I “Erick Efreezee Carlson” can personally edit your article as I see fit, including changing text, headings and subheadings, to improve web traffic and user experience.

Trust me, you want me to edit your post, my site is currently receiving 750,000+ visitors per month from only my personal posting so far – (12/15/2017) if you are reading this post after this date, the traffic is probably even more by now.

I have been performing search engine optimization for over 8+ years and currently work 40 hours a week doing so at a 20 year old web company I work for. I currently work on 80 different client sites per month and growing. Companies pay us upward of $1,500 a month to work on their sites.

I say all this to ensure you that I would never do anything to negatively affect your post. I want us both to win!! Thank you for visiting my page. You can see my web stats below to see if my site is worth posting to. DA 20+ sites are great to get backlinks from.

MusicBeats.Net Age, Domain Authority & Other Stats

  • Site Name: MusicBeats.Net
  • Website Age: 13 Years Old
  • Website Domain Authority: DA 22
  • Website Backlinks: 3,000+
  • Website Traffic Worth: $30,000+ per month
  • Website Traffic Per Month: 750,000+ visits per month (as of 12/15/2017)
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When You Collab With The Pizza Guy – Compilation & Bonus



Hey, what’s up guys. It’s your boy Efreezee from Musicbeats.net. I made a compilation of videos made by the “Wanna Collab?” guys Mashd N Kutcher who made the viral videos “When you collab with the pizza delivery guy video”, “When you collab with random people video” and “When you collab at the shops video”.

I love this guy’s videos and want to collab with him. I made a similar video that shows me making beats out of random objects in my home including my screen door, fan blade and my own voice. Help me get my video to him by liking and sharing it on Facebook. I also included some of his videos below.

Here’s My Video – Similar to “When You Collab With The Pizza Delivery Guy”

WHITE BOY Bangs on a SCREEN DOOR to make SICK BEATS!

WHITE DUDE Hits on SCREEN DOOR to make SICK BEAT! Wait for the ending! Beat By Efreezee @ http://beatdownload.netLike and Share this with your friends to help him out!! #beats#beatmakingvideos#whenyoucollab#wannacollab#iwannacollab#beatmakingvideo#beatmaking#musicproducer

Posted by Efreezee – MusicBeats.Net on Saturday, September 5, 2015

Here’s his videos – “When You Collab With The Pizza Guy”

https://www.facebook.com/mashdnkutcher/videos/430207423815110/

When You Collab At The Shops

WHEN U COLLAB AT THE SHOPS.

Posted by Mashd N Kutcher on Thursday, June 11, 2015

When You Collab With Random People In Public

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