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How to Finance Your Next Indie Film

How to Finance Your Next Indie Film Avengers: Infinity War, Marvel’s latest movie, and this year’s summer blockbuster hit, cost $321.2 million to make. From casting to props, filming a movie can cost an arm and a leg. This can be extremely difficult when filming an independent film. Indie films generally mean smaller audiences and fewer…

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Case Study: “CON” a 7,000 Euros Irish Feature Film

Case Study: “CON” a 7,000 Euros Irish Feature Film One thing I want to make abundantly clear from the beginning is that producing a feature film for 7,000 euros (8,500 dollars) in total (from idea all the way to screen) is not easy. You have to think outside the box. The point is this; you…

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How to Become an Assistant Director

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How to Become an Assistant Director In the film industry the 1st Assistant Director or “1st AD” is the driving force behind making sure a film is completed, safe and organized. Becoming an Assistant Director can be a tricky thing and becoming a member of the DGA (Directors Guild of America) even more difficult. How…

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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

How to Make a Feature Film

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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