Featured Filmmaker Friday – Kris Simmons

Today we start a 2-part mini series on running a successful video business. We have two of the countries top video business coaches coming on the show. This week we have commercial video producer and the coach behind Mind Your Video Business, Kris Simmons. Kris started out in this business shooting for other studios. It wasn’t long before he was making more money than he was at his full time job. So he started his own studio. In the past 11 years he has seen the whole gamut, from shooting weddings to shooting for Fortune 500 companies. At one point his business was generating about $1 million in revenue. This man knows his stuff!

I know you all love to hear about gear and gadgets, but this episode and next week’s with Matt Davis are two you need to listen to very carefully…over…and over…and over. We cover everything from hiring contractors, contracts, business ethics, pricing, networking, switching from events to corporate work, doing work for free, and a whole lot more.

Bumper music for this show is “Tater City” by Glenn Shambroom, part of the TRUE ROMANCE collection, courtesy of Triple Scoop Music.

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Next week on the show we have the man behind “the best wedding video promo on the planet“, Matt Davis of Life Stage Films.


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3 thoughts on “Featured Filmmaker Friday – Kris Simmons

  1. Great catch interviewing Kris Simmons. I recently had the pleasure of working with Kris. He’s a spectacular guy to work with. What a joy it was to converse with about the business of video.

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