Indie Filmmaking As Your Business

If you've been following Filmmaking Stuff for some time, you probably know that this site really pushes non-permission based filmmaking. This concept means that if you're a filmmaker with ambition and a dream, you should not hesitate... You should not wait for Hollywood to give you permission - but rather, you should pick up a camera and Make Your Movie Now! For some of … [Read more...]

Filmmaking Tools You Can Use Today

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If you're a member of the Filmmaking Stuff newsletter as well as our Facebook group you probably know that we try very hard to answer every moviemaking question you send. Now, granted sometimes we get busy. So, I wanted to provide you with a list of useful, no-fluff filmmaking tools. (Disclosure: Where possible, I included affiliate links. If you don't want to buy anything … [Read more...]

Extreme DV Interview with Rick Schmidt

Rick Schmidt has written, directed and produced over 20 features which have premiered at major national and international film festivals all over the world, including Sundance, Berlin and London. His notorious filmmaking how-to books, Feature Filmmaking at Used-Car Prices and Extreme DV at Used-Car Prices have influenced countless up-and-coming filmmakers and many noted … [Read more...]

Increase the production value of your movie

Image via Wikipedia I'm going to ask a few questions today and also take us back in time... Have you ever watched a movie where the story seemed like it was just a bunch of Visual Effects, with no substance? Conversely, can you think of a movie where the FX and VFX were just icing on the cake? When I first started out, the movie The Matrix was all the rage. I don't … [Read more...]