Filmmakers need a filmmaking fanbase. Without a fanbase, you have no business. Many filmmakers ignore this part of the process. And let's be honest, building an audience sounds a lot less sexy than actually making your movie! But here is the deal. Traditional film distribution once revolved around shipping physical product. There were fixed costs and accurate sales … [Read more...]
At Filmmaking Stuff, we are dedicated to providing filmmaking articles related to production, production equipment (cameras, lighting, audio), film scheduling, budgeting, casting and directing. From time to time, we will also include articles from guest filmmakers. We have provided the following ideas and filmmaking tips so that you can take action and make your movie.
When money is tight, finding filmmaking locations can be overwhelmingly expensive. Assuming this describes you, I am sure you don't want to go through the process of raising more money. So instead of hiring a location scout, you’re going to have to scout and procure filmmaking locations yourself. This means you will knock on doors, introduce yourself, your project and your … [Read more...]
I’ve mentored dozens of film students. I’ve met with hundreds. I’ve spoken to thousands. A question I recently asked myself was, “What’s the difference between the people who get a movie made and those who are just stuck spinning their wheels?” It’s always been a goal of mine to help filmmakers get a movie made. I even had a separate company at one point, dedicated solely to … [Read more...]
A few weeks back my filmmaker friend Jared invited me over to help out with a short project. This is not new. Over the past few months, Jared has been cranking out short movies. The reason for this? We are gearing up to make our next feature. And in ways akin to a boxer training for the big fight - Jared is working out. In doing so, we are once again asking ourselves an … [Read more...]
If you're looking for tactics on how to make your own film, you're in luck. I have been helping filmmakers make, market and sell movies for close to a decade - And in all that time, I found there is a serious distinction between filmmakers to who take action and filmmakers who do not. If you want some tactics on how to make your own film, aside from the technical stuff, the … [Read more...]