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After over 20 years in the film business and watching countless of my fellow filmmakers get chewed up by the Hollywood machine so I decided to create a resource dedicated to helping indie filmmakers survive and thrive in the film business. Indie Film Hustle was born!

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20 Film Terms You Need to Know to Survive On-Set

By Matt Webb | Aug 3, 2017 | 1 Comment
Matthew webb, first assistant director, 1st AD, Setlife: A Guide To Getting A Job in Film (And Keeping It), film terms

20 On Set Film Terms You Need to Know A film set is a wacky place full of nicknames, strange film terms, and abbreviations. There’s been so many days when someone has asked me to do something and I’ve enthusiastically responded “Copy that”, before realizing I don’t fully know what they even asked. Before long…

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Watch: Fight Club and the Art of Sound Design

By Maggie Dern | Aug 2, 2017 | 0 Comments
Sound Design, Sound Mixer, Sound Designer, Foley Artist,

Fight Club and the Art of Sound Design Sound design is an integral part of making a film, but it is often one of the most unnoticed. This may be its strength, not a weakness. Creating sound to suit actions in scenes takes a whole lot of ingenuity to blend seamlessly into the movie such…

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Download FREE Storyboard Template + Tutorials

By Alex Ferrari | Aug 2, 2017 | 3 Comments
Storyboard Template, Storyboard Templates, Storyboard Tutorial

Download FREE Storyboard Template + Tutorials The movie ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ is one replete with actions, blood, and gore. It tells a story of how a vicious and tyrannical leader Immortal Joe is relieved of his secret harem containing five beautiful princesses. Check out this brilliant video by Mr Nerdista. These princesses were kidnapped as…

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IFH 172: Spielberg, Take Me & Directing for the Duplass Brothers with Pat Healy

By Alex Ferrari | Aug 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
PAT HEALY, Duplass Brothers, Take Me, Netflix

Spielberg, Take Me & Directing for the Duplass Brothers with Pat Healy Today’s guest prolific actor/writer/director Pat Healy. Pat discuss his new Netflix film Take Me starring himself and ‘s . He also talks about his experience working with the Duplass Brothers, working with the legend Steven Speilberg, and how he has made a living being…

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What is Auteur Theory and Why Is It Important?

By Jonathan Roberts | Aug 1, 2017 | 1 Comment
Auteur Theory, Auteur, French New Wave, Cahiers du cinéma, François Truffaut, Alfred Hitchcock, Speilberg, Scorsese, Kubrick, Coppola, Fincher, Nolan, PT Anderson, Burton, Tarantino, Wes Anderson

What is Auteur Theory and Why Is It Important? Auteur Theory is a way of looking at films that state that the director is the “author” of a film. The Auteur theory argues that a film is a reflection of the director’s artistic vision; so, a movie directed by a given filmmaker will have recognizable, recurring…

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Watch: How Stanley Kubrick Mastered Practical Lighting

By Maggie Dern | Jul 31, 2017 | 0 Comments
Stanley Kubrick, Practical Lighting

How Stanley Kubrick Mastered Practical Lighting There’s no other movie experience as unique as watching a Stanley Kubrick movie. Even after his death, he is still regarded as one of the most creative, visionary, and idiosyncratic of our time. He gave us exemplary movies like 2001: A Space Odyssey, Full Metal Jacket, A Clockwork Orange,…

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Unsolicited Material: $62 Budget – From the Laptop to the Red Carpet

By Guest Post | Jul 31, 2017 | 0 Comments
Unsolicited Material, Ed Surname, London IFF 2016

Unsolicited Material: $62 Budget – From the Laptop to the Red Carpet Is l a documentary or a mockumentary? It’s both and neither.   Here at Indie Film Hustle, we encourage projects that champion creativity over budget. And no film embodies that spirit more than Ed Surname’s Unsolicited Material, which has seen the filmmaker go from…

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DCP: What the HECK is a Digital Cinema Package?

By Jonathan Roberts | Jul 29, 2017 | 2 Comments
Digital Cinema Package, DCP, Simple DCP, Post production Supervisor, Post production workflow, D Cinema

What the HECK is a Digital Cinema Package (DCP)? In its simplest form, Digital Cinema Package or more commonly known as a DCP could be seen as the digital version of a 35mm film print. Its main advantage is that you can present it to theaters to enable them to project it via a digital projector. A…

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The Life and Times of Writer/Director Sofia Coppola

By Jonathan Roberts | Jul 28, 2017 | 1 Comment
Sofia Coppola, Lost in Translation, Inside Monkey Zetterland, The Virgin Suicides, The Godfather III, Somewhere, Marie Antoinette, The Bling Ring,

The Life and Times of Writer/Director Sofia Coppola Sofia Coppola who lives in Paris, France is an American. She was born in New York City, New York and attended the California Institute of Arts, Mills College. She is a film director, producer, screenwriter and actress. She has two children and her parents are Francis Ford…

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IFH 171: How to Make Money with Your Indie Film (Crazy Case Studies)

By Alex Ferrari | Jul 26, 2017 | 0 Comments
Make Money with Your Indie Film, how to Make Money with Your Indie Film, Turbo Kid, Kung Fury, Fat Sick and Nearly Dead, Crazy sexy Cancer, Range 15, Foodmatters, Fork over Knives, BROKEN, Alex Ferrari, This is Meg,

How to Make Money with Your Indie Film (Crazy Case Studies) So you want to make money with your film. Who doesn’t? I’ve always been a hustler, and I used that word in the most positive way I can. Filmmakers need to stop just thinking about the art and start thinking about the business of…

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How to Direct Music Videos Like David Fincher

By Jonathan Roberts | Jul 25, 2017 | 0 Comments
Music videos, david fincher, George Michael's Freedom, Express Yourself, Justin Timberlake Suit and Tie, Patrick (H) Willems, directing music videos

How to Direct Music Videos Like David Fincher David Fincher is one of the highly respected music video directors in Hollywood. His style and techniques are so distinctive, it is almost easy to differentiate his works from that of other directors. Just like many directors in Hollywood, Fincher had his start directing music videos in…

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IFH 170: How a Screenwriter Becomes a First Time Director with Kelly Fremon Craig

By Alex Ferrari | Jul 25, 2017 | 0 Comments
Kelly Fremon Craig, The Edge of Seventeen, Post Grad, James L. Brooks, John Hughes, Screenwriter, Screenwriting, Screenplay, Pitch your screenplay

How a Screenwriter Becomes a First Time Director with Kelly Fremon Craig I’m asked all the time “How does a screenwriter get the opportunity to direct one of their screenplays?” That is the question. In Hollywood, more times than not, writers don’t have the power or ability to direct their own material. It took a…

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