you wrote a script… are you therefore the person to direct it ?

Do you really think that just because you can write a script means you can direct a movie ??? Sorry.. but you're dead wrong. A good director can see the entire story in their head, and know where to cut, rework, modify, and simply dump material and story to get a solid commercial film made on budget and on time based on a brilliant script. They need to know how everything works...
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Planning on Funding your first time feature film…

Getting your Film funded.... There are lots of ways to get funding: 1. Spend your own money. 2. Spend your friends and families money. 3. go out to crowd funding and piss off your friends and family by constantly begging for money. 4. Borrow the money from a bank. 5. max out your credit cards (very stupid idea and yes I have first hand knowledge of a friend who went bankrupt...
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SELF DISTRIBUTION “FOUR WALL” for INDIE FILMS – BASICS

Self Distribution basics…. And these are only basics. Self distribution, or called in the film industry "four walling", is a good way to go if you have time and enough money to push your product. The good news a bout four walling is that you get to keep the profits, all of them. The bad news is it takes a huge amount of time and not a small amount of money to successfully "f...
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Get that great camera shot cheap – Jibs and Wire Cams

Hey Producers - Ever want that wicked cool camera move and you've only got $10K or $20K in your budget... Here are a couple ideas....  producing Have you ever watched an amazing camera move in a big action film and first wondered how they did it, and then wished you could get a shot like that? Here's some thoughts for you. Utilizing the traditional "sticks" and hand held...
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So you want to be a Producer…. Do you really know the skill set?

So you want to be a Producer.... Do you really know the skill set?  producing So you want to be a Producer.... Do you really know the skill set? I was asked by a young budding Film Maker what she needed to do to be a Producer. So here's what I suggested... You need the following tool set to be a good producer: FIRST and FOREMOST: You need to be a Project Manager. A Pr...
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Recent thoughts on shooting with a RED camera.

So I'm a bit of a skeptic about the "amazing" RED camera. I've tried to avoid it in the past, but I just directed a music video and we shot on a RED. First off, thank God the shoot was MOS, because that camera fan is L.O.U.D... not so bad that it won't work, but as a sound person, I can just smell the headaches in post on this one. Definitely going to use RED again, but if I sh...
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