12 Tips How To Make A Documentary

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Want to know how to make a documentary? Where is this documentary going to be shown (or where do you envision it being shown)? Who is your targeted/primary audience? Answering these questions helps you determine…

How To Promote a Movie: Case Study for Soldiers of Paint

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In this guest filmmaking article, producer Doug Gritzmacher outlines the grass roots movie marketing strategy his team utilized for Soldiers of Paint A lot of filmmakers are asking me how to promote a movie. It was about a year ago while on a trip in Acadia National Park that I received a call from First […]

Filmmaking the Hard Way

Filmmaking The Hard Way

If you’ve been visiting filmmaking stuff for any length of time, you know that I am rather bullish on the ways new methods in film distribution is shaping our industry. Never before have audiences been so fragmented. And never before have filmmakers had the vast array of distribution tools available. There is no doubt that […]

How To Compress A Video

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In the world of Internet video, we’ve come a long way since the dawn of the Internet Age. High speed connections have made it possible for people to stream HD quality films in a matter of seconds. If someone said to you in 1996, “Hey, I’m going to stream an HD movie tonight. Wanna come […]

Get Your Movie To Market Fast

Get Movie To Market

When news of our first feature went viral, thousands of raving fans flooded our website. At the time we were Ill-equipped to handle the influx. We had no lead capture system in place and our social media strategy was non-existent. And because we were so focused on landing a dream distribution deal, we had no idea […]

American Film Market Survival Tips

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The American Film Market (AFM) going strong this week in Santa Monica, California. The conference offers filmmakers the opportunity to hob-nob with over 8,000 other industry professionals. If you never attended AFM, it is like no other industry trade show. In most industries, you at least wait until the evening to party. But at AFM, […]

How Many Films Can You Sell?

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One of our Filmmaking Stuff readers asked me a question worth sharing: “As a filmmaker, I would like to make a living making movies. There is all this talk about selling movies online, but I can’t find any numbers to reflect how many films people can sell on sites like Amazon, Hulu and iTunes. Can […]

DVD Distribution Is Dead

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Do you remember retail DVD distribution? Do you remember walking into a video store and renting a video? Those days are gone. The demise of retail DVD distribution means that you can no longer depend on some video rental chain to buy 5,000 copies of your DVD. The advent of the internet…

Showbiz Expo

If you are planning to attend the Showbiz Expo, make sure you check out my talk on “How To Sell Your Movie Without The Middle Man.” I go on at 11AM and will provide some valuable tips on how to get your movie seen and selling.