No-Budget Filmmaking: Rise of The Backyard Indie

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Like it or lump it, there are a lot of backyard indies being made each year. Thanks to inexpensive production technology, no-budget filmmaking is not only possible, but has become the norm for many first time feature filmmakers, web series producers, YouTube artists and short filmmakers. These days any filmmaker with passion and a story can make a movie. And unlike years … [Read more...]

Question: Should Filmmakers Move To Hollywood?

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Should filmmakers move to Hollywood? That's the question I asked myself as I packed everything I could into my car. I had spent the previous year grinding towards filmmaking success in New York City, while sleeping on an inflatable air mattress. And after burning through my bank account, I was looking for a change. Hollywood seemed like a much more exciting … [Read more...]

Free Filming Locations and Other Favors

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Many filmmakers limit opportunities based on misguided beliefs. In order to make a feature film, many of these Hollywood hopefuls set their sights on raising a gazillion dollars. But without a track record or a working understanding of how to connect the dots, many would-be filmmakers fall short. I blame the gurus (the ones who never stepped on set) who tell you that in … [Read more...]

Who Needs Traditional Distribution?

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As a filmmaker, selling your movie usually involves traditional distribution - film festivals, schmoozing, phone calls, follow up and a whole bunch of NOs and crappy distribution offers. And even when you get your movie into the market, there are still no guarantees that your movie will be a success. This can be discouraging. Earlier today I spoke with to David Branin and … [Read more...]

Download The Modern Moviemaking Movement

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If you are looking for filmmaking information, make sure you download your free copy of the Modern Moviemaking Movement. In this guide, ten of Hollywood's most innovative filmmakers provide insight on how to navigate the ever changing world of Independent filmmaking. Topics covered in this book, include how to write your script, how to raise the money and also, how to … [Read more...]