Introducing My New Weekly Podcast with Guest Musical Icon Moby

Introducing my New Weekly Podcast with Guest Moby I’ve been working on a new podcast for sometime now. Introduction Next Level Soul. The podcast that asks the big questions about living, evolving and thriving in the world today. The show attempts to answer those questions by having candid and inspiring conversations with thought leaders from every…

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How to Make a $1,000 Feature Film with Jay & Mark Duplass

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How to make a $1,000 Feature Film with Jay and Mark Duplass Make a feature film for $1000? Sounds crazy right? Well if you don’t know Mark Duplass you should get to know him. Mark and his brother Jay Duplass are most widely known for making the indie film hits “The Puffy Chair” and “Safety Not Guaranteed.”…

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Download FREE Storyboard Template + Tutorials

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Download FREE Storyboard Template + Tutorials The movie ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ is one replete with actions, blood, and gore. It tells a story of how a vicious and tyrannical leader Immortal Joe is relieved of his secret harem containing five beautiful princesses. Check out this brilliant video by Mr Nerdista. These princesses were kidnapped as…

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What the Heck is the 180 Degree Rule?

180 Degree Rule – Understand it or DIE! You might hear on set a DP or camera guy to discuss the 180 Degree Rule and say: “You can’t put the camera there, you’ll cross the line” There’s a lot more to shooting a great scene than just planting a camera somewhere and yelling action. We all…

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

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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WATCH: Robert Rodriguez’s The Director’s Chair (Film School)

WATCH: Robert Rodriguez’s The Director’s Chair (Film School) Robert Rodriguez is an indie filmmaking legend. His book Rebel without a Crew: Or How a 23-Year-Old Filmmaker With $7,000 Became a Hollywood Player is required reading for any filmmaker. From the mythical El Marachi to Sin City to Alita: Battle Angel Robert has done it all. He…

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Kinoptik 5.7mm F1.8 (The Kubrick) – Vintage Lens Review

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Kinoptik 5.7mm F1.8 I always marveled at how Stanley Kubrick chose his lenses considering he created some of the most visually stunning images ever exposed to film. After visiting his exhibit at the LACMA, multiple times, I saw this very odd looking lens in the display case. The lens in question was the Kinoptik 9.8…

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Top 10 Screenwriting & Writing Masterclass

Please note some of the links below are affiliate links, and at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you decide to make a purchase or use a service. Top 10 Screenwriting & Writing Masterclass Over the years I’ve taken many of Masterclass’ remarkable online courses. They have had and continue…

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Helios 44-2 58mm F2 – Vintage Lens Review

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Helios 44-2 58mm F2 Much has been written about the infamous Russian bokeh monster, the Helios 44-2 58mm F2. Why infamous you ask? Well, the Helios is a copy of the Carl Zeiss Biotar 58mm. Back in the end of World War II, the Russians occupied East Germany. A few crafty guys went into the Zeiss factory…

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Filmmaking Books You Need to Read – Top Ten List

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Filmmaking Books You Need to Read – Top Ten List   1) Rebel without a Crew by Robert Rodriguez This is one of the first filmmaking books I read at film school and is still one of the best ever written. In Rebel Without a Crew, famed independent screenwriter and director Robert Rodriguez (Sin City, Sin City 2,…

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