Producing Indie Films 

IFH 169: How to Make Money Renting Your Film Gear with ShareGrid

By Alex Ferrari | Jul 19, 2017 | 0 Comments
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How to Make Money Renting Your Film Gear with ShareGrid’s Brent Barbano Have you ever wanted to make a little extra cash with that film gear sitting in your closet? Have you ever wanted o rent that new Arri ALEXA but were afraid you couldn’t afford it? Well, I came across the solution for both problems, it’s…

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IFH 168: How To Be Creative – The War of Art & Turning Pro

By Alex Ferrari | Jul 18, 2017 | 0 Comments
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How To Be Creative – The War of Art & Turning Pro How to be creative? This is a question that surprisingly has a simple answer. DO THE WORK! In this episode, I’ll be going over a remarkable book I’ve read that has truly changed the way I think about life, the creative process and…

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Joe Swanberg: How to Shoot & Sell Six Feature Films in a Year!

By Alex Ferrari | Jul 16, 2017 | 12 Comments
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Joe Swanberg: How to Shoot & Sell Six Feature Films in a Year! If you want to be an indie filmmaker you should definitely study the work of the prolific film director Joe Swanberg. Who is Joe Swanberg you ask? I just recently not only discovered his work but also started to study his unique filmmaking process. I…

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How to Attach a Movie Star to Your Indie Film

By Alex Ferrari | Jun 15, 2017 | Comments Off on How to Attach a Movie Star to Your Indie Film
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How to Attach a Movie Star to Your Indie Film So you have a screenplay or film idea that could definitely be financed and produced only if I could get a movie star attached and there’s the rub! Attaching a movie star at any level to a un-produced screenplay or indie film is the dream…

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Top 50 Filmmaking Quotes to Inspire

By Alex Ferrari | May 23, 2017 | Comments Off on Top 50 Filmmaking Quotes to Inspire

Top 50 Filmmaking Quotes to Inspire Anyone who has ever listen to the IFH Podcasts know that I start off ever episode with a filmmaking quote. I decided to put together a list of some of my favorite filmmaking quotes from some of the master of the medium. Without further ado enjoy the inspiration. Pick…

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5 Shooting Schedule Hacks That Can Save You Money

By Alex Ferrari | May 17, 2017 | Comments Off on 5 Shooting Schedule Hacks That Can Save You Money
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5 Shooting Schedule Hacks That Can Save You Money Making movies ain’t cheap. From actors to film crews to big explosions, everything appears on your budget. Sure, you can get an idea of it, after breaking down your script. But poor scheduling can bleed your production if you’re not optimizing locations, cast and crew time,…

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How to Shoot a Micro Budget Feature Like Ed Burns

By Jim Defalco | May 11, 2017 | 1 Comment
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How to Shoot a Micro-Budget Feature Like Ed Burns All my life I wanted to make movies. I studied films after school since I was twelve. I would go down the line of actors and directors filmography. I went to film school to learn the basics of filmmaking. Last year with a lot of hard…

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Understanding the 5 Stages of Indie Film Production

By Matt Webb | May 10, 2017 | Comments Off on Understanding the 5 Stages of Indie Film Production
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Understanding the 5 Stages of Indie Film Production Film Production is created in 5 phases: development, pre-production, production, post-production and distribution. Each phase has a different purpose, with the overarching goal to get to the next one, and ultimately on to distribution. Each stage varies in length, and different roles suit different stages. Sadly, some…

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The Room: The Best WORST Film Ever Made!

By Jonathan Roberts | May 3, 2017 | 1 Comment
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The Room – A Cinematic Disaster There are bad movies, there are worse movies and then there is The Room which is so terribly awful that it has transcended to being good. Though it has gained popularity as a cult movie, it is simply disastrous. And possibly the best worst movie ever made. The Room’s writer/director/star/producer Tommy Wiseau…

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IFH 155: What the Heck is a Line Producer with Sevier Crespo

By Alex Ferrari | May 2, 2017 | Comments Off on IFH 155: What the Heck is a Line Producer with Sevier Crespo
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What the Heck is a Line Producer with Sevier Crespo I’ve been asked by the tribe to do a show on what the heck is a line producer. Ask and you may receive. Today’s guest is Line Producer Sevier Crespo. Sevier is line producer that works in the indie film world. He knows how to handle…

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Micro Budget Film Production – How to Make a Feature Film on the CHEAP!

By Alex Ferrari | May 1, 2017 | Comments Off on Micro Budget Film Production – How to Make a Feature Film on the CHEAP!
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Micro Budget Film Production – How to Make a Feature Film on the CHEAP! I’m alway on the look out for top notch filmmaking education, especially when it’s DIY kinda of stuff. I came across this pretty amazing course called The Art of Micro Budget Film Production. This film workshop is 3 days of non-stop information, all…

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THROWBACK FRIDAY: How I Made Over $90,000 Selling my Short Film + Video Tutorials

By Alex Ferrari | Apr 27, 2017 | Comments Off on THROWBACK FRIDAY: How I Made Over $90,000 Selling my Short Film + Video Tutorials

I know it’s Thursday but thought I’d release it early. 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…

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

By Alex Ferrari | Apr 21, 2017 | Comments Off on IFH 153: Why You Need to Get Off Your Ass NOW & Make Your Film

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…

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IFH 151: How to Shoot 96 Script Pages in 4 Days

By Alex Ferrari | Apr 14, 2017 | 1 Comment
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How to Shoot 96 Script Pages in 4 Days So after I posted the video below I was slammed by emails and messages from the IFH Tribe asking for details on how I shot 96 pages of a visual effect heavy series in just 4 days. The series is called The S.P.A.A.C.E Program and I was…

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[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…

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YouTube Audio Library: Thousands of Royalty-Free Tracks for Your Films

By Alex Ferrari | Mar 30, 2017 | Comments Off on YouTube Audio Library: Thousands of Royalty-Free Tracks for Your Films
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YouTube Audio Library: Thousands of Royalty-Free Tracks for Your Films “Royalty Free” doesn’t mean it’s free music for you to download and do with it as you please. It just means you don’t pay any royalty fees. Let me explain, once you purchase the track of music, you can use it in a Vimeo or…

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3 Stereotypes to Avoid Becoming On a Film Set

By Matt Webb | Mar 22, 2017 | 4 Comments
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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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How Mumblecore Films Are Changing the Hollywood Landscape

By Alex Ferrari | Mar 8, 2017 | 5 Comments
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How Mumblecore Films Changed Hollywood for the Better The core of what filmmaking is that it has always been there to entertain people with different audio and visual sources along with some cinematic techniques and professionals. This entertainment has been evolved from different phases and now it is revolutionized to a complete new picture of streaming,…

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IFH 145: How to Make 250K Indie Film Look Like $25 Million Blockbuster with Gaelan Connell

By Alex Ferrari | Mar 1, 2017 | 2 Comments
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How to Make $250K Indie Film Look Like $25 Million Blockbuster with Gaelan Connell Every once in a while I come across a filmmaker who is just a bit crazier than I am. This is true for writer/director Gaelan Connell who’s film Blood Sand and Gold is a true indie film miracle. This mad man decided to raise…

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IFH 144: The Reel Truth on How to Survive Making an Indie Film with Reed Martin

By Alex Ferrari | Feb 24, 2017 | 2 Comments
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The Reel Truth on How to Survive Making an Indie Film with Reed Martin Have you ever wish that you could avoid pitfalls and mistakes that other filmmakers made before you? Today’s guest does just that. Reed Martin is the author of the best-selling book The Reel Truth: Everything You Didn’t Know You Need to Know…

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IFH 143: How NOT to Shoot a $50,000 Short Film – Lessons Learned

By Alex Ferrari | Feb 20, 2017 | Comments Off on IFH 143: How NOT to Shoot a $50,000 Short Film – Lessons Learned
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How NOT to Shoot a $50,000 Short Film – Lessons Learned So as filmmakers we all want to make the best films we can. Sometimes filmmakers think that a bigger budget is the answer, that bigger is better. This is what I thought when I went down the road and create my short film Red…

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IFH 142: Lessons Learned from Running Indie Film Hustle

By Alex Ferrari | Feb 15, 2017 | Comments Off on IFH 142: Lessons Learned from Running Indie Film Hustle
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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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Learn Your Craft & Stop Worshipping Film Gear

By Corey Steib | Feb 15, 2017 | Comments Off on Learn Your Craft & Stop Worshipping Film Gear
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Learn Your Craft & Stop Worshipping Film Gear You may be wondering why this article is called Learn Your Craft & Stop Worshipping Film Gear and the reason behind it is that I feel today’s filmmakers rely more on technology than the technique of filmmaking itself. I recently wrote an article on why shot composition…

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IFH 141: Turbo Kid & How to Create an Indie Film Ecosystem with Shaked Berenson

By Alex Ferrari | Feb 14, 2017 | Comments Off on IFH 141: Turbo Kid & How to Create an Indie Film Ecosystem with Shaked Berenson
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Turbo Kid & How to Create an Indie Film Ecosystem with Shaked Berenson I speak a lot on IFH on how filmmakers should create their own ecosystem and revenue streams, today’s guest has done just that. Shaked Berenson is the co-founder of Epic Pictures Group, a film financing, production, and international/domestic sales company based in Beverly…

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Visual Effects: Knowing When NOT to Use Them in Indie Filmmaking

By Sean Falcon | Feb 14, 2017 | 1 Comment
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Visual Effects: The Sword and The Shield In the hands of an artist, cg and visual effects can be a beautiful display of elegance, subtlety and realism. The exact opposite effect, while equally as beautiful, can also be achieved. It can be rough and rugged, dirty, in your face, and completely devoid of any sense…

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Film Production Books You Need to Read – Top Ten List

By Alex Ferrari | Feb 13, 2017 | Comments Off on Film Production Books You Need to Read – Top Ten List
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Film Production Books You Need to Read – Top Ten List 1) Indie Film Production: The Craft of Low Budget Filmmaking Indie Film Production explains the simple, basic, clear cut role of the independent film producer. Raising funds to do your dream project, producing award-winning films with a low budget, putting name actors on your indie film-it’s all…

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Troy Duffy: A Cautionary Hollywood Tale – Boondock Saints

By Alex Ferrari | Feb 9, 2017 | 2 Comments
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Troy Duffy: A Cautionary Hollywood Tale – Boondock Saints I’m always looking for success stories in the film business to study and analyze. Robert Rodriguez and El Mariachi, Kevin Smith and Clerks, and Oren Peli Paranormal Activity come to mind. A name you might not have heard of is Troy Duffy. Studying filmmaking success stories is…

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What’s a Private Placement Memorandum (PPM) & Why Do You Need It?

By John Rodsett | Feb 6, 2017 | Comments Off on What’s a Private Placement Memorandum (PPM) & Why Do You Need It?
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What’s a Private Placement Memorandum (PPM) & Why Do You Need It? Now I know this is the sexy part of the film business byt stay with me here. In the late 1990’s, I was asked to be involved with a film that was to be funded via a Private Placement Memorandum/an LLC. My company…

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IFH 137: Jason Michael Berman – Producing 5 Sundance Films & Making it in Hollywood

By Alex Ferrari | Feb 2, 2017 | Comments Off on IFH 137: Jason Michael Berman – Producing 5 Sundance Films & Making it in Hollywood
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Jason Michael Berman – Producing 5 Sundance Films & Making it in Hollywood SPECIAL SUNDANCE EDITION of the Indie Film Hustle Podcast I had the honor of speaking to Jason Michael Berman at Sundance this year. He’s a Sundance vet. He has premiered 5 features at Sundance over the years and has the record for the highest…

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