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.
If you want to write a good movie, you need to give your screenplay emotional intelligence. “Chasing the Monster Idea” is a book by Stefan Mumaw in which he identifies seven questions that will help you determine whether you have a “monster” idea rather than just a good one (or a bad one). These questions also […]
Pitching film projects, in itself, an art form. I have taught entire seminars on pitching and there is always room for improvement. The pitch may be the only chance you get to talk to your HNI (High Net worth Individual) and try to get your prospective investor excited about your film project. While I can’t […]
I hate to admit it but the GoPro Hero 7 Black is a must-have for documentary filmmakers. I say this because I love a big camera with a giant sensor and a stabilizing gimbal. Who doesn’t? The footage looks amazing and you get to take rad promotional selfies with them. That’s a win-win. A problem […]
When comes time to pitch your film idea, most industry pros agree you’ll need a killer script, a realistic budget, and a cast and crew that fits the project. In fact, these are all elements that you deal with before you’re in front of a prospective investor. But what happens when you actually get face to […]
In a more-perfect world of Independent Film Distribution, iTunes would open the flood gates and allow all feature filmmakers to upload their work. However, at the time of writing, getting your finished feature film into iTunes is still a pain in the butt. With few exceptions, the company seems to favor traditional distributors over the indie producer. So if you one day dream of having your movie viewed on someone’s iPhone, you’ll still have to find a middle-man ask permission…