Film Production

Patty Jenkins: From Indie Film to Wonder Woman

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Patty Jenkins: From Indie Film to Wonder Woman Patty Jenkins is a director that does what she loves. She so happens to love comedy as well as real thrilling drama, although not at the same time. Her ability to delve into the femininity significance and its impact on modern society are revealed in her latest…

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IFH 162: 7 Tips To Nail Your First Week On a Film Set

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7 Tips To Nail Your First Week On a Film Set Your first week on a film set will be an intimidating experience. It takes time to find your feet and feel comfortable in such a unique working environment. You may have experience from college working on short film sets, but it is usually completely…

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How to Make Robert Rodriguez’s Guacamole Gun

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The first time I ever heard of the “Guacamole Gun” was watching Robert Rodriguez’s 10 minute film school on DVD for the third part of his El Mariachi series “Once Upon a Time in Mexico.” (he developed it first in his and Quentin Tarantino’s From Dusk Till Dawn) Robert talked up the Guacamole Gun something fierce, saying: “The Guacamole Gun…

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How to Achieve the Film Look with Your DSLR

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How to Achieve the Film Look with Your DSLR The whole film vs digital debate has been raging on for decades now. I’m old school and LOVE the look of film but I also love the power and speed of shooting digital. What’s an indie filmmaker to do? Creating a convincing “film look” out of your…

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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 know that I start off ever episode with a filmmaking quote. I decided to put together a list of some of my favorite filmmaking quotes from some of the master of the medium. Without further ado enjoy the inspiration. Pick…

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5 Shooting Schedule Hacks That Can Save You Money

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5 Shooting Schedule Hacks That Can Save You Money Making movies ain’t cheap. From actors to film crews to big explosions, everything appears on your budget. Sure, you can get an idea of it, after breaking down your script. But poor scheduling can bleed your production if you’re not optimizing locations, cast and crew time,…

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How to Shoot a Micro Budget Feature Like Ed Burns

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How to Shoot a Micro-Budget Feature Like Ed Burns All my life I wanted to make movies. I studied films after school since I was twelve. I would go down the line of actors and directors filmography. I went to film school to learn the basics of filmmaking. Last year with a lot of hard…

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Understanding the 5 Stages of Indie Film Production

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Understanding the 5 Stages of Indie Film Production Film Production is created in 5 phases: development, pre-production, production, post-production and distribution. Each phase has a different purpose, with the overarching goal to get to the next one, and ultimately on to distribution. Each stage varies in length, and different roles suit different stages. Sadly, some…

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