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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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The Life and Times of Writer/Director Sofia Coppola

By Jonathan Roberts | Jul 28, 2017 | 0 Comments
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The Life and Times of Writer/Director Sofia Coppola Sofia Coppola who lives in Paris, France is an American. She was born in New York City, New York and attended the California Institute of Arts, Mills College. She is a film director, producer, screenwriter and actress. She has two children and her parents are Francis Ford…

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IFH 171: How to Make Money with Your Indie Film (Crazy Case Studies)

By Alex Ferrari | Jul 26, 2017 | 0 Comments
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How to Make Money with Your Indie Film (Crazy Case Studies) So you want to make money with your film. Who doesn’t? I’ve always been a hustler, and I used that word in the most positive way I can. Filmmakers need to stop just thinking about the art and start thinking about the business of…

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How to Direct Music Videos Like David Fincher

By Jonathan Roberts | Jul 25, 2017 | 0 Comments
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How to Direct Music Videos Like David Fincher David Fincher is one of the highly respected music video directors in Hollywood. His style and techniques are so distinctive, it is almost easy to differentiate his works from that of other directors. Just like many directors in Hollywood, Fincher had his start directing music videos in…

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IFH 170: How a Screenwriter Becomes a First Time Director with Kelly Fremon Craig

By Alex Ferrari | Jul 25, 2017 | 0 Comments
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How a Screenwriter Becomes a First Time Director with Kelly Fremon Craig I’m asked all the time “How does a screenwriter get the opportunity to direct one of their screenplays?” That is the question. In Hollywood, more times than not, writers don’t have the power or ability to direct their own material. It took a…

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How to Write an Epic Antagonist – Breaking Down The Joker

By Maggie Dern | Jul 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

How to Write an Epic Antagonist – Breaking Down The Joker The video “The Dark Knight — Creating the Ultimate Antagonist” from Lessons from the Screenplay is about the real struggle between the Batman and the Joker. This battle is not so much a battle to the death like most protagonist/antagonist relationships as much as it…

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David Fincher’s Custom RED Xenomorph Camera

By Alex Ferrari | Jul 21, 2017 | 1 Comment

David Fincher’s Custom RED Xenomorph Camera It must be nice to be David Fincher. When you have one of the leading camera companies in the world, RED Camera, designs you a custom RED Camera you are now in Stanley Kubrick territory. David Fincher has been on the RED Camera train for a while. As a thank…

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Screenwriting Lessons From Christopher Nolan

By Jonathan Roberts | Jul 20, 2017 | 1 Comment
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Screenwriting Lessons From Christopher Nolan Movie lovers all over the world are familiar with the identity of the genius behind the Batman trilogy and other mind-bending films like , , and . If you have in mind to write amazing characters dynamic in their personality, there are so much that you can learn from movies…

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LED Light Shootout: 7 AWESOME LED Lights for Under $50

By Jonathan Roberts | Jul 20, 2017 | 0 Comments
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LED Light Shootout If you have $50, then you can afford some pretty cool LED lights for your next production. Caleb Pike of DSLR Video Shooter tested a bunch of $50 (and below) LED Lights, comparing color temperature, light output, and other reasons you’d want dish out $25-$50 for an LED Light. Check out his video…

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IFH 169: How to Make Money Renting Your Film Gear with ShareGrid

By Alex Ferrari | Jul 19, 2017 | 0 Comments
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How to Make Money Renting Your Film Gear with ShareGrid’s Brent Barbano Have you ever wanted to make a little extra cash with that film gear sitting in your closet? Have you ever wanted o rent that new Arri ALEXA but were afraid you couldn’t afford it? Well, I came across the solution for both problems, it’s…

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Christopher Nolan Master Class: How to Direct Your First Feature Film

By Alex Ferrari | Jul 19, 2017 | 9 Comments
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Christopher Nolan Master Class: How to Direct Your First Feature Film Who isn’t familiar with the mastermind who resurrected Batman and made people watch Interstellar twice and thrice even just to find some new angle of the movie? Being London-born, Christopher Nolan was born to an English father and an American mother, Brenden James Nolan…

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Hollywood Directing MasterClass: How to Shoot a Killer Foot Chase

By Alex Ferrari | Jul 18, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Hollywood Directing MasterClass: How to Shoot a Killer Foot Chase Do you want a high production and exciting action sequence in your film? Fast and Furious a bit out of your budget? Then do what Kathryn Biglow did in the 90’s action masterpiece …shoot a foot chase. A foot chase can add a ton of…

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IFH 168: How To Be Creative – The War of Art & Turning Pro

By Alex Ferrari | Jul 18, 2017 | 0 Comments
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How To Be Creative – The War of Art & Turning Pro How to be creative? This is a question that surprisingly has a simple answer. DO THE WORK! In this episode, I’ll be going over a remarkable book I’ve read that has truly changed the way I think about life, the creative process and…

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