Producing

Top 10 Production Saving Tips for Filming on Location

Top 10 Production Saving Tips for Filming on Location Everybody that has done a shoot on location knows that it’s a whole different beast compared to filming in the controlled environment of sound stages. You have to battle the weather elements, public pedestrians, every piece of equipment must be packed into trucks that are often…

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IFH 253: No Film School Needed – Direct & Sell Six Features in Two Years with Elizabeth Blake-Thomas

No Film School Needed – Direct & Sell Six Features in Two Years with Elizabeth Blake-Thomas I have an inspirational treat for you today. On the show, we have writer/producer/director Elizabeth Blake-Thomas. She has recently financed, written, directed and sold six feature films in the past two years, with no professional film school training. Elizabeth has been…

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IFH 250: How NOT to Make an Independent Film

Independent Film

How NOT to Make an Independent Film We are here! Episode #250! I can’t believe we got here. I’m humbled that the IFH Tribe has allowed me to continue this show for almost three years now. I wanted to do something special for episode #250 so today I’m going to talk about How NOT to Make…

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IFH 249: How to Breakdown the Door in Hollywood with Carole Kirschner

Carole Kirschner, CBS Diversity Institute Writers Mentoring Program, WGA Showrunner Training Program, Hollywood Game Plan

How to Breakdown the Door in Hollywood with Carole Kirschner Today’s guest is Carole Kirschner. Carole was at CBS Comedy and then hired as Vice President of Steven Spielberg’s first Amblin Television. During that time, Carole heard more than 3,000 pitches, bought hundreds of scripts, and was involved in developing dozens of television series. In…

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How to Shoot & Direct an Improvised Feature Film in 24 Hours

UDEMY FILMMAKING COURSE, IMPROVISED FEATURE FILM, FRIENDS, FOES & FIREWORKS, IVAN MALEKIN, SARAH JAYNE, How to Shoot & Direct an Improvised Feature Film in 24 Hours

How to Shoot & Direct an Improvised Feature Film in 24 Hours So after my interview with award-winning independent filmmaking duo, Sarah Jayne, and Ivan Malekin (You can listen to that interview here) I decide to develop an online course with them teaching filmmakers How to Shoot & Direct an Improvised Feature Film in 24 Hours. Take…

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IFH 233: Real Filmmakers Don’t Starve with Jeff Goins

Jeff Goins, Real Artists Don’t Starve, The Art of Work, Your a Writer (Act Like One), The Art of Work: A Proven Path to Discovering What You Were Meant to Do, The In-Between: Embracing the Tension Between Now and the Next Big Thing

Real Filmmakers Don’t Starve with Jeff Goins Today’s guest is bestselling author and creativity expert Jeff Goins. In this episode, he dismantles the myth that being creative is a hindrance to success by revealing how an artistic temperament is, in fact, a competitive advantage in the marketplace. For centuries, the myth of the starving artist has…

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The Ultimate Guide to Camera Equipment & Production Insurance

Production Insurance, Camera Equipment Insurance, Equipment Insurance, Truman Van Dyke, TCP Insurance, Film Emporium, Front Row Insurance, InsureMyEquipment.com, Athos Insurance

The Ultimate Guide to Camera Equipment & Production Insurance As filmmakers, there are a few aspects of the process we may not always enjoy. Budgets can quickly remind us of why we failed 9th-grade algebra. Location permitting takes out all the fun of being a “guerrilla filmmaker.” And then there’s insurance. Production insurance can sometimes…

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