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After over 20 years in the film business and watching countless of my fellow filmmakers get chewed up by the Hollywood machine so I decided to create a resource dedicated to helping indie filmmakers survive and thrive in the film business. Indie Film Hustle was born!

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WATCH: What Is Aspect Ratio?

By Jonathan Roberts | Aug 18, 2017 | 0 Comments
Aspect Ratio, Widescreen, 70mm, 16x9, 4x3, 2.35, 2.40

What Is Aspect Ratio? An aspect ratio is simply an image’s width and height. As technology in camera advances, some standard ratios have fallen behind, giving way to exciting and new movie ratios. Good movie makers know how to make great choices in picking the aspect ratio to use to give viewers a wonderful viewing…

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IFH 175: How to Build an Audience w/ Social Media & Hustle – Hollyshorts! Conference

By Alex Ferrari | Aug 16, 2017 | 0 Comments
Film Festival Conference, Hollyshorts!

How to Build an Audience w/ Social Media & Hustle – Hollyshorts! Film Festival Conference In today’s episode, I wanted to share the talk I did with RB Botto (Stage 32) at the Hollyshorts! Film Festival Conference 2017. RB and I spoke about a lot of different topics covering, crowdfunding, crowdsourcing, building an audience, self-distribution,…

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Cinematography Books You Need to Read + Video – Top Ten List

By Alex Ferrari | Aug 15, 2017 | 1 Comment
Cinematography Books

Cinematography Books You Need to Read – Top Ten List 1) Lighting for Cinematography We can’t shoot good pictures without good lighting, no matter how good the newest cameras are. Shooting under available light gives exposure, but lacks depth, contrast, contour, atmosphere and often separation. The story could be the greatest in the world, but…

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WATCH: How To Direct Like Quentin Tarantino

By Jonathan Roberts | Aug 14, 2017 | 1 Comment
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How To Direct Like Quentin Tarantino – Visual Style Breakdown Quentin Tarantino (QT) is arguably one of the best film directors that Hollywood has ever produced. He has been directing for about 24 years and he has been nominated and won countless awards. From the number of movies he has done, one can tell that…

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Is the Hollywood Crash Coming?

By Maggie Dern | Aug 11, 2017 | 2 Comments
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The Hollywood Crash Is Coming Soon…?? Is Hollywood about to crash? The eye of the storm of this crash could be movie theaters. People’s buying and viewing habits have changed dramatically over the last decade. The public generally doesn’t buy a full album to listen to a hot single anymore instead, they stream their favorite…

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IFH 174: Hollywood Directing: How to Choose the Right Lens for Your Shot

By Alex Ferrari | Aug 9, 2017 | 0 Comments
HOLLYWOOD DIRECTING, gil bettman, film directing course, Udemy filmmaking,

Hollywood Directing: How to Choose the Right Lens for Your Shot On today’s episode, I wanted to give you a sneak peek of one of the best selling filmmaking courses on Udemy right now, Hollywood Film & Television Directing Masterclass with former guest and master film instructor Gil Bettman. On the show, you’ll hear a lesson…

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Costume Design: The Hidden Art Form of Cinema

By Maggie Dern | Aug 9, 2017 | 1 Comment
Costume Design, Costume Designer

Costume Design: The Hidden Art Form of Cinema There is a lot that can be said about a character in a movie by what they wear. The costume of a character alone can give you a hint about the period the film was set (in the 50s, 60s, 90s, or 2000s), the profession of the character…

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Lessons Learned from Winning a Screenwriting Competition

By David Flores | Aug 8, 2017 | 5 Comments
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Winning Screenwriting Competitions: Lessons Learned Years ago when I received word that my screenplay, Control; Alt; Delete, had won not one but two screenwriting competitions, I believed that all the hard work, years of struggle, self-doubt, and rejection had culminated to a glowing achievement that would forever wash away the specter of failure: I had…

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James Cameron’s ‘Xenogenesis’: Watch the Short Film That Gave Him His Start

By Alex Ferrari | Aug 8, 2017 | 0 Comments
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 James Cameron’s Xenogenesis: The Short Film That Gave Him His Start Before James Cameron was breaking every box office record he was a struggling indie filmmaker. We all started somewhere and before The Terminator, Aliens or hell even Pirana II: The Spawning, James Cameron had been inspired by George Lucas‘, Star Wars. Enough so that, in 1978,…

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The Legacy of Quentin Tarantino’s Death Proof

By Jonathan Roberts | Aug 7, 2017 | 3 Comments
Chris Penn, Harvey Keitel, Jackie Brown, Lawrence Tierney, Michael Madsen, Mr. Blonde, Mr. Pink, Nice Guy Eddie, Pulp Fiction, quentin tarantino, Reservoir Dogs, Steve Buscemi, Tim Roth, Death Proof, Grindhouse

The Legacy of Quentin Tarantino’s Death Proof Only a handful of directors knows how just to catch the attention of people like Quentin Tarantino. No doubt, he is good at doing things right. Considered as an exploitation film that stroked the sensibilities of genre nerds, the theatrical release of the double-feature throwback experiment is seen…

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IFH 173: This is Meg is LIVE on iTunes & Some Other Surprises

By Alex Ferrari | Aug 4, 2017 | 0 Comments
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This is Meg is LIVE on iTunes & Some Other Surprises Today is the day. This is Meg is FINALLY been released to the world on iTunes. It’s pretty incredible that an idea I had over a year ago is now a feature film that has been released on mutha f’in iTunes. It’s humbling. I’m so…

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Watch Stanley Kubrick’s First Short Film ‘Day of the Fight’

By Alex Ferrari | Aug 4, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Stanley Kubrick’s First Short Film ‘Day of the Fight’ Seeing the early works filmmaking legends is alway instructive but when it’s Stanley Kubrick’s first short film is a must see. Kubrick’s first journey into the moving images was a 12-minute short film documentary called Day of the Fight, which he shot in 1951 when he was…

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