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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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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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The Shining: Breaking Down Stanley Kubrick’s Masterpiece

By Jonathan Roberts | Jul 17, 2017 | 1 Comment
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The Shining: Breaking Down Stanley Kubrick’s Masterpiece The Shining is the legendary 1980 film starring Jack Nicholson as the protagonist of a psychological horror story. Directed by Stanley Kubrick, it’s touted to be one of the top 10 all-time scariest horror shows. The original story was written by Steven King who published a novel with…

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Joe Swanberg: How to Shoot & Sell Six Feature Films in a Year!

By Alex Ferrari | Jul 16, 2017 | 12 Comments
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Joe Swanberg: How to Shoot & Sell Six Feature Films in a Year! If you want to be an indie filmmaker you should definitely study the work of the prolific film director Joe Swanberg. Who is Joe Swanberg you ask? I just recently not only discovered his work but also started to study his unique filmmaking process. I…

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6 Filmmaking Techniques Alfred Hitchcock Used to Create Suspense

By Maggie Dern | Jul 14, 2017 | 2 Comments
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6 Filmmaking Techniques Alfred Hitchcock Used to Create Suspense Although you may not have seen any of his movies (a situation which you seriously need to rectify), you’ve certainly heard the name, Alfred Hitchcock. He is recognized as one of the great minds of cinematographic history and is even hailed as the Master of Suspense.…

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IFH 167: How to Make $3 Million Selling Your Indie Film on iTunes & Amazon w/ Range 15

By Alex Ferrari | Jul 12, 2017 | 0 Comments
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How to Make $3 Million Selling Your Indie Film on iTunes & Amazon w/ with Nick Palmisciano of Range 15 We all hear that self-distribution is the future for indie filmmakers. Build an audience and make a film for that audience but finding real world examples of a “true” indie film breaking $1,000,000+ using that model…

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Christopher Doyle: Breaking Down His Unique and Magical Cinematography

By Jonathan Roberts | Jul 12, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Christopher Doyle: Breaking Down His Unique and Magical Cinematography Christopher Doyle is one of the most talented and successful cinematographers in the Asian cinema industry. He was born on the 2nd of May, 1952 in Australia but has lived most of his life in Asia. Christopher Doyle has won over sixty awards and thirty nominations…

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