“Where is the murder?” Complicated emotions arise when you hear one of the most infamously polarizing directors of a generation is making a big budget horror movie with the exact same title as your micro indie rom-com. Our movie is called Split because it’s about bowling. M. Night … [Read more...] about What Happens When Two Films Have The Same Title
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.
The other day I got into a debate with a friend about modern moviemaking. We were arguing over the difference between a “professional” movie and an “amateur” movie. He contended that a professional movie needed a certain budget, cast and crew. And of course, I argued the opposite. While the … [Read more...] about The Shocking Truth About Modern Moviemaking
If you're making short films, sooner or later you're gonna start brainstorming ways to make your first feature film. This makes sense. Production gear is cheap (well, relatively speaking) and distribution is accessible. How To Make Your First Feature Without Going Bonkers Consider the … [Read more...] about How To Make Your First Feature Without Going Bonkers
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 … [Read more...] about 5 Little-Known Factors That Could Affect Your Indie Film
Getting your movie made can be frustrating. I know the feeling. Over the course of a year, I get involved in hundreds of conversations with people with the hopes of making a deal. Most of the deals fall apart. And even though this is part of the game, every time I experience a setback, I spend a … [Read more...] about Cynicism Won’t Make Movies