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A show going over real word tips and tricks on how to make your next production more successful. These clips are from my Indie Filmmaking course. If you want to take all 9+ hours of films a killer guerrilla film school you can get it here: Filmmaking Hacks: How to Shoot and Market Your Indie Film

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

By Alex Ferrari | Apr 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

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…

IFH 153: Why You Need to Get Off Your Ass NOW & Make Your Film

By Alex Ferrari | Apr 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

Why You Need to Get Off Your Ass NOW & Make Your Film I think the title speaks for itself. Every once in a while I need to hear some stories that inspire me to get off my ass and make sh*t happen. I hope this episode helps inspire you to get off your ass…

[WATCH] All of Robert Rodriguez’s 10 Minute Film School

By Alex Ferrari | Mar 30, 2017 | Comments Off on [WATCH] All of Robert Rodriguez’s 10 Minute Film School
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Robert Rodriguez’s 10 Minute Film Schools – ALL OF THEM I’ve been a huge fan of the way writer/director Robert Rodriguez makes his films. The almost total creative control within the studio system is remarkable. Before Youtube film schools there was the 10-minute film schools on every DVD release of any Robert Rodriguez film. These 10 minute film…

How to Get Bad Ass Prop Guns for Your Film

By Alex Ferrari | Jan 27, 2017 | 2 Comments

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…

How to Write a Script and Workshop Your Screenplay with Paul Castro

By Alex Ferrari | Jan 26, 2017 | Comments Off on How to Write a Script and Workshop Your Screenplay with Paul Castro
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How to Write a Script and Workshop Your Screenplay with Paul Castro How to write a script? A question many of us have when we start out. When I created the online course, The Million Dollar Business of Screenwriting with August Rush screenwriter Paul Castro I was blown away by many of the techniques Paul explained.…

IFH 088: Why Filmmakers are Always So Damn Broke & What They Can Do to Change It

By Alex Ferrari | Jul 18, 2016 | 21 Comments
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Why Filmmakers are Always So Damn Broke I hope I got your attention with that title. I’m truly PISSED OFF guys and am tired of seeing my fellow indie filmmakers and artist struggle to make a living doing what they love. I decided to put together a list of steps that every indie filmmaker needs to do…

Werner Herzog’s Teaches Filmmaking MasterClass

By Alex Ferrari | Jun 2, 2016 | 13 Comments
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Werner Herzog’s Teaches Filmmaking MasterClass Most of what we’ve heard about Werner Herzog (for a FREE 90-minute masterclass see below) is untrue. The remarkable number of false rumors and outright lies disseminated about the man and his films is truly astonishing. Yet Herzog’s body of work is one of the most impressive and important in postwar…

How to Produce Your First Feature Film

By Alex Ferrari | Aug 31, 2015 | 1 Comment

How to Produce Your First Feature Film or Short Film. A question I get asked often is How to Produce Your First Feature Film or short film? This can be intimidating, it was for me when I produced and directed my first film BROKEN (Watch it FREE on Amazon Prime). Here are some of the questions I asked…

How to Find Your Shots While Directing Actors in Rehearsal

By Alex Ferrari | Aug 4, 2015 | Comments Off on How to Find Your Shots While Directing Actors in Rehearsal

Directing Actors in Rehearsal In this episode of “Film Tips from the Trenches” I wanted to show you how I discover many of my shots while the rehearsal process with my actors. During pre-production of my short film BROKEN (Watch it FREE on Amazon Prime), I shot all my rehearsal. I have since done that on every project I…

How to Make Robert Rodriguez’s Guacamole Gun

By Alex Ferrari | Jul 14, 2015 | 2 Comments
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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…

How to Create Killer Indie Film Stunts

By Alex Ferrari | Jun 16, 2015 | 4 Comments

When you are making a low budget or no budget independent film, stunts are usually out of the question. You have to pay professional stunt people and also a stunt coordinator to make sure everyone is safe and sound on the set. This is out of reach for most filmmakers, so when I had a…

How to Shoot an Indie Film Action Sequence

By Alex Ferrari | Jun 9, 2015 | 1 Comment

How to Shoot an Indie Film Action Sequence In this episode of Film Tips from the trenches goes in depth on how I shot a 3 min action sequence in my short film BROKEN (Watch it FREE on Amazon Prime).  I had no experience shooting any type of action whatsoever. Being nervous about shooting this complex gun fight,  I…

GoPro Hero Camera vs Stunt Man: Who will win?

By Alex Ferrari | Jun 2, 2015 | Comments Off on GoPro Hero Camera vs Stunt Man: Who will win?

GoPro Hero Camera vs Stunt Man: Who will win? This is a fun little video I did during the making of my short film “Red Princess Blues.” I had an amazing stunt team for the show, headed up by stunt legend Jeff Cadiente (The Crow, 24, Hawaii 5.0, Scareface, Batman Returns, Con Air). Jeff did an…

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