My first short indie film was a two-day shoot with a crew of maybe four. We had a budget of under a thousand dollars, which also needed to cover post and festival submissions. Our cast worked for credit and supplied their own costumes. And because we didn’t hire a professional sound crew, some of the […]
At Filmmaking Stuff, we are dedicated to providing filmmaking articles related to production, production equipment (cameras, lighting, audio), film scheduling, budgeting, casting and directing. From time to time, we will also include articles from guest filmmakers. We have provided the following ideas and filmmaking tips so that you can take action and make your movie.
Don’t try filmmaking alone. It is too challenging. You can’t know everything. To speed up the process, find people who complement your skill set.
Sooner or later the filmmaking bug hits you. . . It’s like a far off voice or compulsion. But like breathing, for the serious independent filmmaker, the need to make a feature is always present.
Most filmmakers either they understand the studio business or they understand indie filmmaking. But what about filmmaking as your next small business?
Film Tax Incentives can be confusing. Going through the process involves adding lots of details about your film. The rules vary state to state. And if you miss something in the paperwork, you could blow your opportunity to get the incentive. That is why it’s always a good idea to work with qualified professionals who […]
Many independent filmmakers consider indie film to be sacred and avoid working with studios. Other filmmakers think studio movies are the ONLY movies that count. And they discount indies as a calling card to simply get noticed by the studios. And yet other filmmakers just want to get their film made! Long before I moved […]