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...]
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.
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...]
My friend, the famed horror novelist (and screenwriter) Craig Spector once shared some advice about getting movie work that I have been rolling around in my mind ever since. I had just moved to New York City and I was sleeping on an inflatable air mattress in the corner of some guy's kitchen. I had no idea what I was doing. Movie Work is Reality At the time, Craig was … [Read more...]
If you're wondering what it takes to become a successful filmmaker, you're in luck. It's getting a lot easier to make, market and sell movies. Whenever I give talks on filmmaking, one of the questions I get from the audience is how to become a successful filmmaker. The answer to this question is simply another question. How To Become A Successful Filmmaker While each … [Read more...]
Dear Filmmaker, Let's face it... Making a movie is challenging. There are a lot of elements that must come together. Sometimes you work with good people and this comes easy. And sometimes. . . There is so much to do, that you get overwhelmed. (Believe me, I've been there!) But don't worry. . . Your Film Production Checklist I put together this Film Production … [Read more...]