No-Budget Filmmaking: Rise of The Backyard Indie

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There is a lot of talk about the difference between a “real movie” and a “back yard Indie.” In this article we explore modern, no-budget filmmaking.

Modern Moviemaking Manifesto

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Without a defined market or an established sales channel, it is difficult to justify financing, which makes it very difficult to pay cast and crew – which, by the way, makes it difficult to produce a movie.

Jim Cliffe directs Danny Glover in first feature

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As a filmmaker, it is essential that you have a crystal clear vision for your movie. From there, you must take the necessary steps to make your imaginings your reality. For first time feature filmmaker Jim Cliffe, this involved working with Danny Glover and Bruce Greenwood. In the following filmmaking interview, he shares insight on […]

Top Filmmaking Excuses and How To Avoid Them

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As a filmmaker, taking action is everything. But sometimes this is easy to say, but tough to execute. Over the past two weeks, I have been getting a bunch of emails from Hollywood hopefuls who want to make movies or write screenplays or do something. But for some reason – (insert idiotic excuse here) – […]

Free Marketing Advice For Filmmakers

I HIGHLY recommend that you use a reputable 3rd party email marketing company to manage your audience list. While there are some great companies out there, over the past three years, I have utilized a service called Aweber. This is a reputable email marketing company…