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. … [Read more...] about You Should Expect The Best Outcome For Your Movie
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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 … [Read more...] about Would You Cast Actors Based On Twitter Followers?
Like it or lump it, there are a lot of backyard indies being made each year. Thanks to inexpensive production technology, no-budget filmmaking is not only possible, but has become the norm for many first time feature filmmakers, web series producers, YouTube artists and short filmmakers. These … [Read more...] about No-Budget Filmmaking: Rise of The Backyard Indie
Thanks to enhancements in production technology, you no longer need a gazillion dollars to make a feature. But you will need to learn how to replace money with ginormous creatively. Once your screenplay is complete, the next step in the filmmaking process is your initial breakdown and … [Read more...] about How To Break Down and Schedule Your No-Budget Movie
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 - … [Read more...] about How To Create a Final Movie Budget