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Introduction to Vintage Russian Lenses for Indie Filmmakers

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Introduction to Vintage Russian Lenses for Indie Filmmakers Why should I care about old Russian camera lenses? As an indie filmmaker, especially a low-budget indie filmmaker, we are always looking for ways to optimize a very limited number of resources, and for most of us, the most limited resource is money. Ultimately, we are doing…

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Stephen Curry Masterclass: Learn Shooting, Ball-Handing & Scoring

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Stephen Curry Masterclass: Learn Shooting, Ball-Handing & Scoring Stephen was barely recruited by college coaches. Today, he’s a two-time champion and one of the best shooters in NBA history. Join Stephen on the court in his first-ever online class as he teaches you how to improve your shooting mechanics, and leads you through ball-handling, footwork,…

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10 Painful Legal Mistakes Indie Filmmakers Always Make

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10 Legal Mistakes Indie Filmmakers Make Independent films are often rewarded with significant awards, being appreciated for the personal artistic vision they have to offer. As an independent filmmaker, you might beam with positivity and optimism; even though your resources are limited, and the risk of failure is high, you will nevertheless pursue your dream.…

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2 Practical Exercises Every Screenwriter Aspiring Should Do Every Week

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2 Practical Exercises Every Aspiring Screenwriter Should Do Every Week You’ve probably heard the old adage that in order to improve as a screenwriter you should write every day. Well, while that’s true, it also implies that it’s all you need to do. In fact, there’s also a number of practical exercises that can dramatically…

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How to Make a Feature Film for Less Than Minimum Wage

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How to Make a Feature Film for Less Than Minimum Wage The journey of our feature film “Before The Dark” begins with a phone call from my good friend Benny Oliveri, Benny and I met at Film School and had stayed in touch ever since. A few years after Film School we both found ourselves…

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Unsolicited Material: $62 Budget – From the Laptop to the Red Carpet

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Unsolicited Material: $62 Budget – From the Laptop to the Red Carpet Is l a documentary or a mockumentary? It’s both and neither.   Here at Indie Film Hustle, we encourage projects that champion creativity over budget. And no film embodies that spirit more than Ed Surname’s Unsolicited Material, which has seen the filmmaker go from…

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Rashomon Effect: How It Changed Filmmaking & Storytelling

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Rashomon Effect – An Insight Everyone is quite familiar with the famous Rashomon Effect and those who are not, the term refers to the real world situations in which there are versions and testimonies of various eye-witnesses. These eye-witnesses can be in your head what is described in the actual movie is what happens to us…

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How to Write a Screenplay That Really Sells

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How to Write a Screenplay That Really Sells Writing a screenplay is different than writing prose because of all the technical formatting required. No need to freak out – the formatting is fairly straightforward once you’ve been taught! Some writers even prefer the screenplay format since it allows them to focus on the true essence…

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