Filmmaking Advice For The Modern Filmmaker

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Filmmaking Advice For The Modern Filmmaker Talk to any filmmaker about filmmaking and they will tell you the world has changed. Gone are the days when you simply made a movie and sold it to the highest bidder. These days every filmmaker with a camera is making a backyard indie. And as a result, the market is saturated with a never ending supply of mediocre movies. … [Read more...]

Independent Film Business Plan

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Creating an independent film business plan allows you to fully understand the business aspects of your project. You will want to outline your budget and show how the money will be spent. You will also highlight your team, your objectives and importantly, your marketing, sales and distribution strategy. Completing an independent film business plan is a great step towards getting … [Read more...]

Should You Go To Film School?

If you're just starting out as a filmmaker, deciding if you should attend a traditional film school is something you need to decide. And it's a costly decision - some of my friends here in Los Angeles are over fifty-thousand dollars in debt. While most of my friends value having a college education, all agree that having a  film school degree will not guarantee success in … [Read more...]

Learn Filmmaking Without The Fluff

When I was first starting my filmmaking career, I thought long and hard about the prospect of film school. At the time, I figured a degree from one of the top film schools would increase my odds of garnering success. Now, after having worked in the game for awhile, I can honestly tell you that very few people, if any, have asked me where I went to film school. Here are 5 … [Read more...]

Making Mistakes

Image via Wikipedia Whenever you're working for someone, your actions and how you conduct yourself reflect upon your employer. Their reputation is your reputation. Mess up, and you mess them up. This is especially true in the film business. If you're lucky enough to work for a heavy hitter or someone doing something cool, you must absorb everything you can about their … [Read more...]