The other day, I found myself in a huge Facebook debate about the importance of building your own audience. Despite the fact that the entire world of movie distribution is shifting away from a physical product and people are now watching movies on their small devices – there are still some fuddy-duddies who believe that [...]
This year marks my first time attending the world-renowned South By Southwest Festival, which features film, interactive and music events. Did I have a good time? Of course I did! But my overall experience at SXSW came in a close second to some of the other, more film-centric festivals I have attending over the past [...]
For those of you following filmmaking stuff, you know that I have been working on an awesome and comprehensive filmmaking book for quite some time. I am pleased to announce that the filmmaking book is almost complete. (Update – the book is complete and available here.) One of the biggest challenges I had was coming [...]
Filmmaking Stuff provides resources for independent filmmakers. The website includes filmmaking articles on how to take a story idea from script to screen, including articles on scriptwriting, producing, film finance, shooting, editing, directing, marketing, distribution and how to build an audience. Filmmaking Stuff also has articles detailing how to make money making movies – including [...]
With sites like Indie GoGo and Kickstarter, filmmakers can finally raise money without asking permission. And while the vast majority of filmmakers limit their crowdfunding campaigns to a few thousand dollars – some filmmakers get super ambitious…
Most independent filmmakers want to save money but feel too strapped to take action. This is because each month is filled with bills and other unexpected expenses. For this reason, most people put off saving until the end of the month. The problem is, by that time, there is nothing left to save. Despite the expenses of living, there are ways to save money. Here is how I was able to pay myself first.