Filmmaking For Multiple Streams Of Movie Income

The world of filmmaking is changing. Cheaply produced movies, coupled with nondiscriminatory distribution channels has resulted in oversupply and under-demand. This paradigm shift raises some questions:

  1. Can independent filmmakers still make a living?
  2. Can your indie film budget cover production, and pay freelancers?
  3. How many VOD sales will it take to justify the budget?
  4. How will you get these sales?
  5. And if the numbers don’t work, then what?

In the following filmmaking podcast, I share some thoughts on how we might actually make independent filmmaking profitable again. Specifically, I compare the filmmaking production process to any small business. And I share my thoughts on VOD (video on demand) distribution – and how this sales channel finally gives every filmmaker the opportunity to create multiple streams of movie income.

[UPDATE: So far, the feedback for this podcast has been positive. What I present to you is not 100% refined. For that, it will take all filmmakers contributing ideas. So after listening to the podcast, if you have ideas on how we can push the "multiple streams of movie income" forward, feel free to share your comments.]

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Comments

  1. says

    Hi Jason,

    The podcast is not working for me nor the download link.

    “FilmmakingforMultipleStreamsOfMovieIncome.mp3 could not be saved, because the source file could not be read.

    Try again later, or contact the server administrator.”

    Weird huh?

  2. says

    Hi Jason,

    The podcast is not working for me nor the download link.

    “FilmmakingforMultipleStreamsOfMovieIncome.mp3 could not be saved, because the source file could not be read.

    Try again later, or contact the server administrator.”

    Weird huh?

  3. says

    Hi Jason,

    The podcast is not working for me nor the download link.

    “FilmmakingforMultipleStreamsOfMovieIncome.mp3 could not be saved, because the source file could not be read.

    Try again later, or contact the server administrator.”

    Weird huh?

  4. Steve says

    Thanks Jason I thoroughly enjoyed the cast and found it informative. I am even more excited now. Thanks again.

  5. Steve says

    Thanks Jason I thoroughly enjoyed the cast and found it informative. I am even more excited now. Thanks again.

  6. Jason Brubaker says

    Thanks Javier. I’m honored that you took some time to spread the message. Please let me know how else I can help the members of Nalip. (Workshops, speaking, product donations, prizes… Let me know.)
    - – -

    Oleg, the feedback is appreciated. I know not every filmmaker will agree with the “make movies like a start up company” approach towards movie making – but for many, it’s the only model that makes sense.
    - – -

    Robert, there is no reason to let the dream die. Grab a camera and start making as many short movies as you can. This will help you build confidence for your feature.

  7. Jason Brubaker says

    Thanks Javier. I’m honored that you took some time to spread the message. Please let me know how else I can help the members of Nalip. (Workshops, speaking, product donations, prizes… Let me know.)
    - – -

    Oleg, the feedback is appreciated. I know not every filmmaker will agree with the “make movies like a start up company” approach towards movie making – but for many, it’s the only model that makes sense.
    - – -

    Robert, there is no reason to let the dream die. Grab a camera and start making as many short movies as you can. This will help you build confidence for your feature.

  8. Robert says

    You have an uncanny knack for firing me up about movie making. The dream will never die as long as I keep listening to your movie making wisdom.

  9. Robert says

    You have an uncanny knack for firing me up about movie making. The dream will never die as long as I keep listening to your movie making wisdom.

  10. Oleg Kirshul says

    Hi Jason,

    Oleg is here. You are absolutely right about your own team, your production family. That’s my goal as well.

    Best,

    Oleg

  11. Oleg Kirshul says

    Hi Jason,

    Oleg is here. You are absolutely right about your own team, your production family. That’s my goal as well.

    Best,

    Oleg

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