How To STOP Filling Your Closet With Camera Gear

Camera Gear

When I was starting out as a filmmaker, the only way to be taken seriously was to shoot on film. I saved up all summer to purchase an Arri BL 16mm camera and a few rolls of film. The idea was to shoot a film, get it processed, transferred to video, edited and possibly garner a distribution deal. This was an era where indie film budgeting involved trying to find deals on … [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...]

Fighting The Urge To Quit Filmmaking

Quit Filmmaking

Filmmaking can be challenging. Many times you face obstacles you never imagined. And sometimes the thought of quitting just makes sense. Do you ever fight the urge to quit filmmaking? Believe me, I have been there. When I first started, a few things sucked. Here's my story: Fighting The Urge To Quit Filmmaking Picture this! You leave your small town and move to New … [Read more...]

Three Ways How To Become A Filmmaker

How To Become A Filmmaker

If you are wondering how to become a filmmaker, you're not alone. Living in Hollywood, I am surrounded by people constantly trying to figure out "how to become a filmmaker." The problem is, many would-be filmmakers do not realize there is more than one way to become a filmmaker. 3 Ways How To Become A Filmmaker Here are 3 ways how to become a filmmaker. 1. Employee … [Read more...]

Can You Make Money With Digital Distribution?

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One of our Filmmaking Stuff readers asked: "Can you make money with digital distribution?" "As a filmmaker, I would like to make a living making movies. There is all this talk about selling movies online, but I can't find any numbers to reflect how many films people can sell on sites like Amazon, Hulu and iTunes. Can you help? I mean, can you make money with digital … [Read more...]