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How To Become A Modern Independent Filmmaker

Many times an independent filmmaker considers indie film to be sacred and avoids working with studios. Other filmmakers think studio movies are the ONLY movies that count. 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! Years ago it … Read More

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7 Steps For Thriving As An Independent Film Producer

Going up against the major film studios can be daunting for an independent film producer, especially when budget constraints and access to shooting locations are considered. However, many indie studios have found a way to flourish in an increasingly competitive environment. One of those is the team at Arazo Media in Chantilly, VA.  We spoke … Read More

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The 5 Immutable Laws of Successful Filmmaking

Serious indie filmmakers stop at noting until the movie is actually in the can – or these days – in your hard drive. Still if you’ve been working to make movies for any length of time, you know there are days when you hit obstacles, sometimes so seemingly insurmountable that you just want to give up on your project. Don’t do it!

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How To Make Your First Feature Without Going Bonkers

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.