How to Direct a Micro-Budget Feature with William Dickerson
Today on the show we have an author, filmmaker and screenwriter Willaim Dickerson. William is the author of the book DETOUR: Hollywood: How To Direct a Microbudget Film (or any film, for that matter). In “DETOUR: Hollywood,” Dickerson puts the making of his “Underground Hit,” Detour, on display for all to see. He will teach you what you really need to know about making a microbudget film, or a film of any budget for that matter, from the nuts and bolts of directing, to getting your movie made and out into the world, including:
The Director as the sole defense for the story
- Understanding the two main ingredients of filmmaking: Subtext and Point of View
- Beating out a script
- The template for creating the perfect Director’s Binder
- Action Verbs: How to adjust performance through severity and mildness
- Avoiding the trap of “style over substance”
- The importance of Theme
- Detailed “behind-the-scenes” of the Pre-Production, Production, Post-Production, and Distribution of Detour
- How the distribution model has changed…for the better
William and I had a great conversation on how he put together his micro-budget feature. We go deep into the process so get ready to take notes.
Enjoy my conversation with Willaim Dickerson.
LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE
- DETOUR: Hollywood: How To Direct a Microbudget Film (or any film, for that matter).
- No Alternative
- Indie Film Hustle TV (Netflix for Filmmakers and Screenwriters)
- IFH Store (Indie Film Hustle Merch Store)
- William Dickerson – Twitter
- William Dickerson – IMDB
- BlackBox – Make Passive Income From Your Footage
- How to Shoot and Direct an Improvised Feature Film in 24 hours
- Filmmaker in a Box – Learn How to Make an Indie Film
- Martin Scorsese Film Directing Masterclass
- Ron Howard Film Directing Masterclass
- Judd Apatow Comedy Writing/Directing Masterclass
- Aaron Sorkin Screenwriting Master Class
- FreeFilmBook.com (Download Your FREE Filmmaking Audio Book)
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