Filmmaking Stuff News For 2011 Early

Hi Filmmakers, If this is your first time visiting Filmmaking Stuff, welcome! For those of you who have been a member of the Filmmaking Stuff community for some time, hello again! I'm writing you from my home in Laural Canyon. For those of you who don't know this part of Los Angeles, I'm in the canyon between the Hollywood Hills, and within walking distance to Jim Morrison's … [Read more...]

Modern Moviemaking Manifesto Explained

Last week I published a new filmmaking podcast called the Modern Moviemaking Manifesto. I published these ideas in response to all my veteran independent filmmaking friends who are currently having difficulty raising movie financing, and later, getting a return on that money. Since posting, I have gotten a lot of feedback. Most of it has been positive. But there have been … [Read more...]

Indie Filmmaking As Your Business

If you've been following Filmmaking Stuff for some time, you probably know that this site really pushes non-permission based filmmaking. This concept means that if you're a filmmaker with ambition and a dream, you should not hesitate... You should not wait for Hollywood to give you permission - but rather, you should pick up a camera and Make Your Movie Now! For some of … [Read more...]

How To Make A Living Filmmaking

Recently a question posed by filmmaker Ben Rock over at Neptune Salad gave me a good reason to think about (and share) my filmmaking business philosophy in detail. Here is the question: "Is there a way to make enough money on any kind of self-distribution that a filmmaker can repay investors and eek out a middle-class existence?" I felt like this question required a … [Read more...]

Filmmaking Tools You Can Use Today

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If you're a member of the Filmmaking Stuff newsletter as well as our Facebook group you probably know that we try very hard to answer every moviemaking question you send. Now, granted sometimes we get busy. So, I wanted to provide you with a list of useful, no-fluff filmmaking tools. (Disclosure: Where possible, I included affiliate links. If you don't want to buy anything … [Read more...]