Secrets of Successful Indie Filmmakers: Don’t Give Up

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One thing that's true for all indie filmmakers is this: Sometimes life sucks. Movie deals fall apart. Investors bail out. People don't come through and they let you down. And sometimes what you thought was a sure-thing becomes a no-thing... While nobody wants to experience pain and heartache, it is equally important to know that these challenges are part of the journey. … [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...]

Thoughts on Film School

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Somewhere between 11th and 12th grade, when most of my (then) classmates were taking weekend trips with their families to check out prospective colleges, I was goofing off. I know, I know. Maybe I shouldn't admit that. But at age 17, a college education wasn't high on my list of priorities. And besides, I knew what I wanted to do. I wanted to make movies. I can't … [Read more...]