We review our earnings and reach after one year of using Amazon Video Direct. We were very satisfied with the platform as an alternative to YouTube for free distribution... then in August of 2017 we were hit with a big surprise that made the experience even more amazing.
Do you have any experiences using Amazon Video Direct? Let us know in the comments.
Having your movie show up as a Amazon Prime Movie is easier than you might think. Watch our in-depth, step by step guide on how to start making money with Amazon Video Direct (and how to score great captions or subtitles) here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-7y_zw3VU0
Our feature film on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Blood-Leaves-Imani-Khiry/dp/B01M4IZBU7/
A mentor of mine once said, “the best way to learn something in-depth is to teach it.”
We here at Sideline Pictures made our first feature film in 2016. We self-released to independent theaters and online.
The experience of producing our first feature film has taught us a massive amount about the process. Now it’s time to move onto movie number two. This time we’re going bigger and better; to do that I made this guide.
Originally the guide was for my own personal use to make sure I never missed a step learned during the first movie. A lot of these steps were things we didn’t do for our first movie, but maybe we should have.
Our mission is to find a balance between making movies on our own terms and making movies that can support a living as a creator.
Sideline Movie Maker will put a spotlight on every step we go through. Over time, the series will grow into a full guide that can help you make your own movies.
We love independent film and independent movies. If you use any of the advice on this blog, podcast, or videos please let us know! We’d love to hear from you and learn about what you’re working on.
Here is a complete guide to the topics the Sideline Movie Maker Guide will cover:
Digital filmmaking has opened up the floodgates to allow filmmakers from just about any background participate in the storytelling medium.
Digital cameras and editing technology did this at first, but now distribution technology is opening up too.
There are plenty of options for the entrepreneurial filmmaker to take when putting your film online; however, throwing your film onto a site like the VHX that allows you to sell your film and keep most of the profits does not necessarily mean that people are going to watch it.
Good news. Amazon, the marketplace giant, has opened up its doors to allow anyone to submit content to be added Amazon Prime and Amazon Digital Video.
In this guide, I'll walk you through the steps you'll need to take in order to put your movie on Amazon and take advantage of its vast marketplace.