If you want to to raise money to make your movie, you need to first build rapport. This one lesson alone can accelerate your filmmaking success faster than most anything else you can do. This is especially important when you meet with prospective movie investors and Hollywood heavy hitters. The reason is simple. People do […]
To become successful in filmmaking, you must build a reputation. Everything that you do or say will either help you build your reputation, or demolish your credibility. Your goal is to surround yourself with a group of collaborative filmmaking friends who complement your vision. Then together, the whole of your group will push you forward. […]
Since starting Filmmaking Stuff some years ago, the entire world of filmmaking has changed. As a result, I thought it would be good to provide you with a script to screen, filmmaking series. Over the next few days, you are going to receive an update of the popular, 21 Part Moviemaking Mini-course. (So make sure […]
One of the more difficult things in crowdfunding seems to be choosing the right crowdufing goal amount for your project. For me, it’s all about what you can commit to raise, but not everybody subscribes to that (yet). You Are the 30% –– How to Set Your Crowdfunding Goal So, I’ll give you two very […]
When it comes to making a documentary, many filmmakers have similar questions. And when it comes to getting answers to those questions, very few people are more qualified than Faith Fuller. She is a seasoned documentary producer and she stopped by filmmaking stuff to answer some frequent documentary questions. Making a Documentary Filmmaking Stuff Reader […]
Independent movie investors invest because they want a return on their money. Creating a business plan will provide your prospective investor with a road map on how his or her money will be spent and hopefully recouped. In the old filmmaking model this wasn’t easy. Because distribution was once discriminatory, many first time independent feature filmmakers had to hold their breath in hopes their movies would get into a film festival, buil buzz, and (hopefully) garner a great distribution deal, complete with a cash advance. But that is an outdated model.
Just a few short years ago, film distribution was controlled by a bunch of companies that safeguarded access the marketplace. As an independent filmmaker, if you were lucky enough to garner a distribution deal, odds were good the deal was crappy. As a first time feature filmmaker, this was my experience. And after receiving countless […]
When you think about it, the most magical word for beginning and low-budget filmmakers is: 4K. Mention of it brings to mind the silver screen, movie stars and fantastic images. There’s just some juno se qua about the idea of shooting with a 4k camera. When Blackmagic Design announced the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K at […]