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IFH 301: How to Make Money as a Filmmaker with Jakob Owens

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How to Make Money as a Filmmaker with Jakob Owens

Today on the show we have director and entrepreneur Jakob Owens. Jakob is a visual director based in Los Angeles California. He began directing music videos while still in film school at ASU. He began traveling to California so much for shoots that after graduation he made the leap to LA and has been directing music videos, commercials, and short films ever since. He is also the creator and owner of TheBuffNerds Youtube channel which has accumulated over 230+ million views and almost 800K + subscribers.

His work has been displayed on all of the major music television networks such as MTV, VH1, BET, REVOLT and more. He has collaborated and worked with artists such as Chris Brown, Wale, Jesse McCartney, Chamillionaire,  Nick Carter, The Braxton Sisters, iLoveMemphis, Dawin, Futuristic, KYLE, K. Roosevelt, Dizzy Wright, and much more.

Among his music video endeavors, Jakob is an avid world traveler. He travels the globe creating “Travel Films” of the various destinations he visits.

Jakob’s built a very strong social media fan base and following. He currently sells manuals and various filmmaking related products he has created to followers spanning across the world who hope to one day create videos like Jakob himself.

Jakob has really built one heck of an empire for himself. I wanted him to come on the show to share his knowledge, experience and tips on how the IFH Tribe can build up their own filmmaking empire.

Enjoy my conversation with Jakob Owens.

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LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE

SPONSORS

  1. BlackBox – Make Passive Income From Your Footage
  2. Martin Scorsese Film Directing Masterclass
  3. Ron Howard Film Directing Masterclass
  4. Spike Lee Film Directing Masterclass
  5. Werner Herzog Filmmaking MasterClass
  6. Aaron Sorkin Screenwriting MasterClass
  7. Mira Nair Independent Filmmaking Masterclass
  8. David Mamet Dramatic Writing MasterClass
  9. Shonda Rhimes Masterclass: Learn Television Writing from the Creator of Scandal
  10. Steve Martin Teaches Comedy Writing & Acting MasterClass
  11. Annie Leibovitz Masterclass: Learn Photography from the Legend
  12. Jimmy Chin Masterclass: Learn Adventure Photography
  13. Judd Apatow Comedy Writing/Directing Masterclass

KILLER RESOURCES!!!

  1. Six Secrets to getting into Film Festivals for FREE!
  2. FreeFilmBook.com (Download Your FREE Filmmaking Audio Book)

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