From Vimeo Staff Pick to Full-Time Filmmaker — Interview w/ Levi Allen
Levi Allen is an adventure filmmaker. In this episode we talk about how his short film Untethered got a Vimeo staff pick, which lead to the film being distributed internationally, but then how he fought back for the rights to have it free and public again.
We also talk about how to build up a client business from scratch and why your personality is an important reason why people subscribe to your YouTube channel.
In this episode we talked about:
01:07 - Introduction
02:01 - Untethered getting a Vimeo Staff Pick
13:46 - After Untethered’s success & tempering expectations
17:55 - Distribution & owning your work
25:43 - Why were are bad YouTubers
29:39 - Letting your personality show
33:25 - Titling & thumbnail tips for Youtube
38:26 - Being open with other creators
44:16 - Landing your first clients
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You can watch Levi's short film Untethered on YouTube here.