Filmmaking Lesson 13 Get The Money Part 2

As I mentioned in previous lessons, the name of the game in your first feature is to cut the need for hard cash, while at the same time preserving or improving your production value… You want to make your  movie look more expensive than it is. I also mentioned how some filmmakers employ bartering or […]

Filmmaking Lesson 18 Production Part 2

Once you build momentum during production, assuming you meticulously planned everything, you’ll soon find that most everyone working on the movie will fall into a collective, collaborative groove. And it’s an awesome feeling! PRODUCTION, PART 2 Even when everything is going as planned, or sometimes better than planned, you still need to make sure you […]

Filmmaking Lesson 21 Distribution

SELF DISTRIBUTION By now, you probably have a website that promotes your movie. You can now rework your website into an e-commerce site by establishing an online distribution solution. Assuming you started with a strong hook, you’ll now be able to leverage your story to help accelerate buzz and make some sales. Selling your movie […]

Filmmaking Lesson 17 Production Part 1

Production is a result of months and months of planning. I’ll repeat this again. When making a movie, production is the result of months and months of planning. I emphasize the planning aspects of pre-production, because many filmmakers crash and burn during production because they didn’t have a solid plan. PRODUCTION, PART 1 But you’re […]