Working in film distribution, one of my previous jobs involved pitching a catalog of movies to the El Rey Network. Talking with those guys was surreal in a sense, because I totally remember reading and being inspired by (the founder of El Rey) Robert Rodriguez's book Rebel Without a Crew. Rebel Without a Crew tells the story of how Robert Rodriguez was able to fund and make … [Read more...]
At Filmmaking Stuff, we are dedicated to providing filmmaking articles related to production, production equipment (cameras, lighting, audio), film scheduling, budgeting, casting and directing. From time to time, we will also include articles from guest filmmakers. We have provided the following ideas and filmmaking tips so that you can take action and make your movie.
A few weeks back my filmmaker friend Jared invited me over to help out with a short project. This is not new. Over the past few months, Jared has been cranking out short movies. The reason for this? We are gearing up to make our next feature. And in ways akin to a boxer training for the big fight - Jared is working out. In doing so, we are once again asking ourselves an … [Read more...]
My friend, the famed horror novelist (and screenwriter) Craig Spector once shared some advice about getting movie work that I have been rolling around in my mind ever since. I had just moved to New York City and I was sleeping on an inflatable air mattress in the corner of some guy's kitchen. I had no idea what I was doing. Movie Work is Reality At the time, Craig was … [Read more...]
If you're wondering what it takes to become a successful filmmaker, you're in luck. It's getting a lot easier to make, market and sell movies. Whenever I give talks on filmmaking, one of the questions I get from the audience is how to become a successful filmmaker. The answer to this question is simply another question. How To Become A Successful Filmmaker While each … [Read more...]
If you're wondering how to sell your short film on iTunes, you're not alone. As you know, iTunes is one of the most prestigious platforms for selling movies. And when you think about it, aside from putting your short film in festivals, you might be wondering what to next. It is at this point when many filmmakers either decide to put the movie on YouTube or put the movie … [Read more...]