Production Design

THROWBACK FRIDAY: Why Filmmakers are Always So Damn Broke & What They Can Do to Change It

Please note: Throwback Fridays are archival episodes from the Indie Film Hustle Podcast. After many requests from the IFH Tribe to bring back some of the show’s best episodes, I decided to create Throwback Fridays. These episodes will not be posted every week but at least twice a month…if not more.  There’s so much amazing info and knowledge bombs…

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3 Stereotypes to Avoid Becoming On a Film Set

3 Stereotypes to Avoid Becoming On a Film Set Often the biggest problem stopping new or inexperienced crew continuing to get work is their attitude. Sometimes it is the fact that they just can’t fulfill the job, but most of the time it all boils down to their attitude and how they approach the tasks.…

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What is Color Science – Let Pixar Teach You!

What is Color Science & Psychology – Let Pixar Teach You! So not only did Pixar Animation Studios create a FREE only course teaching their storytelling secrets (click here for that gem), they also decide to teach us a bit about Color Science and it’s importance in filmmaking. They teamed up with Khan Acadamy to…

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10 Tips To Negotiate Your Rate Like A Pro

10 Tips To Negotiate Your Rate Like A Pro Learning how to negotiate is a learned skill for most. It is nerve wracking and awkward, but necessary in the industry. For every job you will have some kind of negotiation over pay rate and conditions. Negotiation for a job takes place with the Unit Production…

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IFH 142: Lessons Learned from Running Indie Film Hustle

Lessons Learned from Running Indie Film Hustle I wanted to put together this episode to share with the IFH Tribe the amazing lessons I’ve learned over the past year and a half running both IndieFilmHustle.com and the IFH Podcast. I wanted to show you how these lessons can be applied to your filmmaking or screenwriting…

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How to Make Prop Money for Your Indie Film

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 amazing looking screen…

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How to Get Bad Ass Prop Guns for Your Film

When my team and I were making my first short film BROKEN (Watch it on Amazon Prime) and Lipstick and Bullets 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 we could create…

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IFH 116: Fast and Cheap: Lessons Learned for the No-Budget Feature Film

Fast and Cheap: Lessons Learned for the No-Budget Feature On this week’s episode, I go way to a simpler time, the 90s, and discuss the lessons we can learn from some filmmaking legends. I’ll discuss films by Robert Rodriguez, Kevin Smith, Christopher Nolan, and Richard Linklater to break down and learn the techniques they used to make…

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IMDB: How to Get Your Film Listed and Other Secrets

IMDB: How to Get Your Film Listed and Other Secrets Sometimes I feel people believe IMDB.com (Internet Movie Database) is the great and powerful OZ, and to an extent they are right. If you are a filmmaker, actor or anyone in the film business and your not on IMDB (owned by Amazon.com) you might as well be invisible.…

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IFH 102: How to Production Design Your Indie Film on the CHEAP!

How to Production Design Your Indie Film on the CHEAP! What if I told you you could production design an entire house with for a hundred bucks. Can’t believe it? How about if I throw in labor, delivery, setup and guys will come and pickup all the furniture when you’re done? I didn’t believe either until…

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