Posts by Robert Heske

Confessions of a Post Production Supervisor

Confessions of a Post Production Supervisor There’s humor in filmmaking. To wit … What’s the difference between a DP and God? God doesn’t think he’s a DP. Why is thunder after lightning? Even God has to wait for sound. How many grips does it take to change a light bulb? “Not my department” How do…

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5 Indie Film Hidden Gems You MUST Watch

5 Indie Film Hidden Gems You MUST Watch Often, I find myself up at night surfing through trailers and film descriptions on Netflix, Amazon, Fandango, and Vudu – only to look up at the clock and see 90 minutes have passed. Most nights I go to bed wishing there was something to watch. But on…

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Legal Advice for Filmmakers Making Their First Feature Film

Legal Advice: 6 Tips for Filmmakers Making Their First Feature Film First question, Counsel. Who is Matthew Valentinas? I am a Boston-based entertainment lawyer, literary manager and producer. I provide production counsel for films, documentaries and reality TV shows from development through distribution. I am also co-founder of KV Media and own Mom’s Basement Management…

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5 Ways to Use Momentum to Make Your Second Indie Film

5 Ways to Use Momentum to Make Your Second Indie Film You’ve drained your bank account. Alienated your family and friends. Had highs and lows with film festival awards/rejections and love/hate fan and critic reviews. You’ve been diagnosed with all the symptoms of indie film fatigue. What do you do? Go to Disney? NO!! Make…

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Why Indie Filmmaking is Like Being in a Horrible Relationship

Indie Filmmaking is Unrequited Love (And Why We Do It) One of my favorite unproduced screenplays is a story called LOVE STUPID about a misguided bachelor named Mark Morone who – traumatized from a painful childhood romance – sabotages every adult relationship before it gets too serious. He literally believes that his love endangers women,…

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8 Crucial Mistakes to Avoid on Your First Feature Film

8 Crucial Mistakes to Avoid on Your First Feature Film Filmmaking you say? Making your first feature film? But I only have one feature (Blessid) under my belt and one other in development. Who am I to give you advice? Correction: I am not giving you advice. For that go to someplace with decades of…

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Making Your First Film at Fifty Years Old: 10 Lessons Learned

Making Your First Film at Fifty: 10 Lessons Learned “Your mother recognized you today.” It started with a phone call and those five words my father said to me about six years ago. I was shocked because my mom was in a nursing home, battling the last stages of Alzheimer’s. She never recognized me anymore.  But…

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