Future Of Filmmaking: Will You Be Replaced By A Robot?

Future Of Filmmaking

In case you haven't noticed, filmmaking is changing. And the future of filmmaking is now. In years past, if you wanted to make a movie, you had to raise enough money to not only cover the film and equipment, but you paid for your DP, your camera operator, someone to pull focus, someone to load the film, someone to lay dolly track and someone else to push your dolly. If … [Read more...]

Make Filmmaking Your Next Small Business

Quiet please…we have speed…ACTION! A new website is being launched today that will help take filmmaking out of Hollywood, and put it into the hands of everyday, creative people so that they can combine their life’s ambition of being a filmmaker with owning their own business. makeyourmovienow.com is the brain child of Jason Brubaker, a Los Angeles-based independent … [Read more...]

Film Production Crew Takes Action

As a filmmaker, making a feature takes time. You need a great team, which includes a great production crew. And you also need money. And you also need a little luck! When I moved to Los Angeles, I had planned on making at least one movie per year. And despite the US economy and some other challenges, I am very happy about the features I have helped to produce. But as a … [Read more...]

How to Survive The Movie Business

Over the holiday season, I spent some time back east with family and friends. Aside from shoveling snow and fighting the cold winter in Pennsylvania, getting outside of Hollywood for a few weeks provides a time of relaxation and reflection. And at the same time, spending time with friends and family almost always reveals coming trends in the movie industry. Let me … [Read more...]

Filmmaking Lesson 16 Local Publicity

As they say, when trying to promote a movie that folks have otherwise not heard of, all ink is potentially good ink. And in this regard, even if you're producing your movie somewhere locally you need make sure you present your marketing message with consistency. I say this because, regardless of publication or geography, most anything written about your movie will end up on … [Read more...]