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Long Term Thinking as a Freelancer w/Martin (One on One Session)

Martin's long term goal is to have an powerhouse video production studio, but right now is seeking consistency and financial stability with his work. He has experience with both video production and motion graphics, and wants to create branding for clients. Currently he has two large clients but wants to decide what the best route is to go next in order to grow. In this episode, we will discuss:


Unexpectedly Going Full Time w/RJ (One on One Session)

RJ was recently let go from his job so he was faced with the opportunity to go full time with his videography. He has been taking on a variety of different jobs to find where his true passion lies, which may or may not be weddings.


Combining Storytelling with Niche Clients w/Cliff (One on One Session)

Cliff is really interested in the storytelling and cinematic aspects of videography and has been getting work with various clients, from real estate to weddings. We talk about how to take the exciting aspects of filmmaking and apply them to a niche client, such as real estate.


Finding Your Focus with Multiple Passions w/Steve

Steve is a musician who initially invested in photo and video equipment to create his own creative ventures, but it quickly turned into a side business. He has been doing a little bit of everything and has been struggling with a lack of focus and isn't sure what the next steps are. In this episode, we will discuss:


Starting Fresh in a New Market as a Creative w/Reina (One on One Session)

Reina recently moved to the US from Japan and wants to step into the videography world. She doesn't have much experience outside of photography and she doesn't have any connections in the industry or her area. We talk about how to leverage her previous work and photography skills into making new connections while exploring videography. In this episode, we will discuss:


Successful Paths for Growth Minded Creatives w/Berryl (One on One Session)

Berryl was on the track for a career he wasn't interested in and started questioning what made him happy. He stumbled into videography through offering his service to help others and because of his growth mindset has been seeing success.


Learning to Trust Yourself: Solo Episode - Birthday Edition

In this special BIRTHDAY live solo episode, I want to talk to you about one of the most important things I have learned so far in life - which is to TRUST myself and my INTUITION. Depending on your personality type, it can be easy or difficult to trust others, but it is once we learn to listen to ourselves that the most powerful shift in clarity can happen.


Building a Wedding Videography Business w/Kelly (One on One Session)

Kelly has a degree in broadcasting and has been filming wedding videos for about three years. This last year, she has focused more on her wedding video production as a serious business. She has heard she needs to diversify her revenue streams as a videographer to create more income. We talk through her processes and dissect what her own needs are for running a successful wedding business.


Confidence is the Catalyst: Solo Jumpstart Session w/Michael Gebben

In this solo episode of Jumpstart Sessions, we dig into the fear behind not quitting secure day jobs. The catalyst to change and following your passion can be confidence. In this episode, we will also discuss: Why you aren't quitting your job or succeeding in business Advice from someone who spends $4,000 a day in Facebook ads What causes us to change


Experimenting to Find Your Focus w/Tracen (One on One Session)

Tracen recently discovered videography, and is currently balancing a full time job, school, video projects and being a husband and father. He's in the experimentation stage where he can decide what direction he wants to focus on in video - but will he need to cut something else from his workload? In this episode, we will discuss: Getting work as you build a portfolioGood free work VS bad free work SHOW NOTES 1:22 Tracen introduces himself and his experience in the video production...


Jumpstarting Your Questions: Gimbals, Pricing & Viral Videos

Today's Jumpstart Session are questions asked by YOU! Head over to if you want to ask a question to be answered on a future episode. Today we will chat about tech, viral videos, Facebook content and pricing etiquette with clients. SHOW NOTES :00 Jumpstarting and how it's different 4:12 What gimbal or glidecam should I use? 9:41 Losing a $3,000 client over a 25 dollar charge 13:35 Overdeliver: you want people to remember you created a great experience 16:26 Viral...


Leaning Into Your Network w/Ben (One on One Session)

Ben wants to make an impact in the world, and sees video production as a stepping stone to that dream. Right now his experience is specific to one industry, and he's unclear on his next moves. I dig around with Ben to get clear on what his underlying passion is, and remind him to rely on his current network and expertise. In this episode, we will discuss: Lean into your the network you already haveLeveraging your knowledge of an industry to land and serve clients SHOW NOTES 1:26 Ben...


Doing What You Love is a Competitive Advantage w/Avery (One on One Session)

For the past six years, Avery has dabbled in several areas of video production but has decided in the last year that it was time to start making money primarily with video. We get to the root of Avery's passion, which is sports and action videography. Avery has the personality type that makes being out on a job the best form of advertising and networking possible. We talk a bit about how focusing your intentions and showing what you want to shoot can help you rise to the top of your niche...


Lean Into Your Strengths and Outsource w/John (One on One Session)

John is a one man band who wants to offer everything to his clients - from social media content videos to drone footage. But what is John's TRUE passion? He comes into this one on one session thinking he needs to do everything from editing to selling, but we really dig deep to discover what John can outsource and where he can lean into his super power. In this episode, we will discuss: Leveraging your expertisePricing project vs day ratesOutsourcing what you're not passionate about SHOW...


Leveraging your Expertise w/Curtis (One on One Session)

Curtis has a strong video background and started YouTube when he was 13. His biggest struggles right now in booking more consistent higher paying clients lies in the confidence to own and leverage his expertise. Gebbs walks Curtis through a scenario where he doesn't have to edit and falls into more of a leadership role. In this episode, we will discuss: Leveraging your expertisePricing project vs day ratesOutsourcing what you're not passionate about SHOW NOTES :22 Curtis introduces...


How to Sell When You Hate Selling: Solo Jumpstart Session w/Michael Gebben

There are many issues we can face when it comes to dealing with clients - communicating effectively, selling, confidence in our presentation and so forth. In this solo session, Michael discusses some tools and tricks to help with these areas in which many videographers and freelancers struggle. In this episode, Gebbs will discuss: How to land more clients when you hate salesWhat to do when a potential client doesn't email you backOutsourcing with a budget SHOW NOTES 2:34 How do I land...


Juggling a Full-Time Job with Videography w/Tristan (One on One Session)

Tristan is a story teller at heart and has done a variety of video work, from weddings to hockey to real estate. He currently works full time on a farm during part of the year, which supports him well financially but does not allow for much time to take on video clients. He wants to build his business the quickest and best way with the time he has. By the end of this one on one session, Tristan has changed his 5 year plan to a 3 year one. In this episode, we will discuss: Knowing what you...


Burnout, Intuition and Delivering the Most Value w/Paul M. (One on One Session)

Full Time Filmmaker student Paul has been working as a film photographer for years but has been lacking passion. He recently conquered his fear of video, got a DSLR and dove right in. Now he is questioning his path and what he can do for clients to give the most value. Michael digs deep as they discover where Paul needs to put his focus - and it's not necessarily shooting and editing video. In this one on one session, Gebbs will cover: Transitioning from photography to...


Define Success for Yourself: Solo Session w/Michael Gebben

In this solo episode, Michael Gebben talks about the downfall of letting others define success for you. The path to success is different for everyone, so it is important to understand how YOU are the differentiator in your work. Gebbs will also cover supply in demand and how it affects pricing, the importance of building trust with clients and ignoring jackass whisperers. SHOW NOTES 2:18 Supply and demand & how it affects pricing 11:36 Pricing on websites 16:16 YOU are the...


Freelancing VS Employment and Uncertainty in your Craft w/Ashley M (One on One Session)

Ashley is on an open road right now, and looking for some clarity. She knows she enjoys video production, video editing, marketing and social media. She has been told by others that there is no money in the local market for video production outside of weddings, but she isn't sure if weddings interest her. Michael talks Ashley through some of the roadblocks and thoughts she has had to see if she is on the right path. In this one on one session, Gebbs will cover: Pricing video...