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.
cast and crew
If you’re a first time feature filmmaker, you do not need a gazillion dollars to join the feature club. But you will need to learn how to replace money with ginormous creatively. And once your screenplay is complete, then the next step in the filmmaking process is your initial breakdown and schedule.
One of the most essential steps in the filmmaking process is to create a final movie budget. Your movie budget will outline the size of your movie and dictate how each dollar will be spent. From this information, you can finalize your business plan, raise money, hire cast and crew, make a movie and hopefully […]
If you do not expect the best outcome for your movie, you should quit filmmaking. But even you have all the optimism in the world, crappy stuff happens. I suggest you create a Plan A, Plan B and Plan C. As an indie filmmaker, a lot of factors can negatively impact your shooting schedule. Rainstorms, unavailable […]
The other day I met with a pretty well known Indie producer. We were talking about audience engagement and how filmmakers are now responsible for the promotion around their films. I am a sucker for useful, actionable tips. So I asked how he engages his audience. And he told me he will often cast actors based […]
As a filmmaker, before you make your movie, you have to seriously decide if you can stay excited about your story for the long haul…