Five Useful Filmmaking Tips (That You Can Do Today)

Five Useful Filmmaking Tips

As a filmmaker, if you aren't making movies, you are thinking about and planning for your next movie. But as you know, the challenge of actually making your movie can sometimes feel overwhelming. So if it's okay with you, I'd love to share some filmmaking tips so you can take action and make your movie now. Here are five filmmaking tips to get your movie made this … [Read more...]

Script Breakdown and Film Scheduling

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Script breakdown and film scheduling is essential for any serious filmmaker. Let me share the following, fictional yet typical filmmaking email. (I get these types of questions every couple weeks.) Hi Jason - I wrote this really awesome movie about space travel, time travel, the end of the world and I'm really looking to get it produced. The problem is, I don't know … [Read more...]

Film Production: 3 Tips To Avoid Crying On Set

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You need to Create a Plan B for your movie. You need to cover your butt! Here is how it happens. . .  You plan everything out for your movie months in advance. You get the locations, picture vehicles, actors, crew, stunt professionals -- And then for some reason, two days before you begin production some crazy series of events take hold and everything falls … [Read more...]

Three Ways To Cut Your Movie Budget (And Increase Production Value)

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Coming up with an accurate film budget can be a sobering experience. You either find out that you need to raise more money or cut your budget entirely. And if you're anything like most independent filmmakers, both options suck. But don't worry. I'm here to help you. In a few paragraphs I am going to offer you some ways to cut your movie budget while actually increasing … [Read more...]

How To Create a Final Movie Budget

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One of the most essential steps in the filmmaking process is to create a final movie budget. Your movie budget will outline the size of your movie and dictate how each dollar will be spent. From this information, you can finalize your business plan, raise money, hire cast and crew, make a movie - and hopefully have enough money left over for marketing, sales and … [Read more...]