IFH 500: Neill Blomkamp: Big Budget Indies and Creative Freedom

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Big Budget Indie Films and Creative Freedom with Neill Blomkamp Ever since I saw District 9 and learned of all the mythical stories behind the short film becoming a feature, I have been a massive fan of today’s guest, Neill Blomkamp. Though Neill is here today to talk about his new sci-fi horror fiction film, Demonic,…

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IFH 499: From Sundance Sleeper Hit To Blockbuster Career

Chris Sparling, An Uzi at the Alamo, Buried, Chris Sparling, Down A Dark Hall, Greenland, Greenland: Migration, Intrusion, Mercy, Reincarnate, Strasbourg European Fantastic Film Festival, The Sea of Trees, From Sundance Sleeper Hit To Blockbuster Career

From Sundance Sleeper Hit To Blockbuster Career with Chris Sparling It’s always way fun to have a guest who is also a fan of the show. This week’s guest is definitely a member of the tribe. We chatted up pre-interview about some of his favorite IFH podcast episodes like Ed Burns and Joe Carnahan and…

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How to Get Bad Ass Prop Guns for Your Film

How to Get Bad Ass Prop Guns for Your Film When my team and I were making my first short film BROKEN we really wanted to have functional and professional-looking guns for the project. Obviously, we weren’t going to use real guns and getting our hands on working prop guns was too cost prohibited. We knew…

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20 Film Terms You Need to Know to Survive On-Set

20 On Set Film Terms You Need to Know A film set is a wacky place full of nicknames, strange film terms, and abbreviations. There have been so many days when someone has asked me to do something and I’ve enthusiastically responded “Copy that”, before realizing I don’t fully know what they even asked. Before…

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Guide to Surviving Your First Film Production

Guide to Surviving Your First Film Production So you finally got your production going or you just got hired on one. Here are some tips to help you survive your first film production. Top 15 Mistakes Most Beginner Filmmakers Make Beginners in the filmmaking industry are always making mistakes and this has led to boring…

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How to Make Prop Money for Your Indie Film

Film School Essentials: How to Make Prop Money for Your Indie Film If you are making an action film, thriller, or crime drama chances are you’ll need a briefcase FULL of prop movie cash at one point or another.  The good folks over at Indy Mogul made this video to show you how to make some…

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IFH 490: Cinematography for Directors with Jacqueline B. Frost

Cinematography for Directors with Jacqueline B. Frost Cinematographers are really the directors of images while directors are the authors of the performances. Evidently, the collaboration between these two important persons on set with a shared vision and respect influences the work environment and (the ultimate result) the film, a great deal.  We’re inspired this week…

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Understanding Movie Credits (with Template)

All You Need To Know About Movie Credits In the early 1900s, there were hardly any movie credits. Some movies had just opening credits, while some had just the end credits. Nonetheless, just the title was enough to start the movie. However, once the ’70s came, the statement ‘give honor to whom it is due’…

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Top 50 Filmmaking Quotes to Inspire

Top 50 Filmmaking Quotes to Inspire Anyone who has ever listen to the IFH Podcasts knows that I start off every episode with a filmmaking quote. I decided to put together a list of some of my favorite filmmaking quotes from some of the masters of the medium. Without further ado enjoy the inspiration. Pick…

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Film Production Books You Need to Read – 2021 Top Ten List

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Film Production Books You Need to Read – 2021 Top Ten List 1) Indie Film Production: The Craft of Low Budget Filmmaking Indie Film Production explains the simple, basic, clear cut role of the independent film producer. Raising funds to do your dream project, producing award-winning films with a low budget, putting name actors on your…

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