Posts Tagged ‘film production’

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

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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Indie Film Marketing: How to Design a Website for your Film

Creating an Image for Your Project: Design a Website! Most filmmakers and artist do not even think about marketing or distribution when creating a new project. This is where many projects fail. The first line of defense in creating a brand or image around your project is YOUR WEBSITE. Now how do you Design a Website? Designing a…

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Film Production Books You Need to Read – Top Ten List

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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Understanding the 5 Stages of Indie Film Production

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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6 Tips To Cope With An Exhausting Film Schedule

6 Tips To Cope With An Exhausting Film Schedule Working in the film industry is demanding and unrelenting, commanding a high level of work ethic over extremely long hours. The lengthy hours and grueling film schedule can test people’s patience, strain relationships and push people to breaking-point when they are stressed and pressure is applied…

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Killer Ways to Brainstorm Short Film Ideas

Killer Ways to Brainstorm Short Film Ideas Short films have become a lot more popular nowadays with the advancements in the field of media, but coming up with short film ideas can be challenging. Since short films are easier to make than the feature movies, the production cost is also a lot cheaper. One has…

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IFH 092: Why Having No Budget Makes You a Better Filmmaker

Why Having No Budget Makes You a Better Filmmaker What is this guy talking about? No budget = better filmmaker? He must be nuts. We’ll I’ll have to disagree with you. As I am going through my adventure on the making of my first feature film THIS IS MEG, I have discovered that’s the truth.  Having little or…

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8 Crucial Mistakes to Avoid on Your First Feature Film

8 Crucial Mistakes to Avoid on Your First Feature Film Filmmaking you say? Making your first feature film? But I only have one feature (Blessid) under my belt and one other in development. Who am I to give you advice? Correction: I am not giving you advice. For that go to someplace with decades of…

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How to Achieve the Film Look with Your DSLR

How to Achieve the Film Look with Your DSLR The whole film vs digital debate has been raging on for decades now. I’m old school and LOVE the look of film but I also love the power and speed of shooting digital. What’s an indie filmmaker to do? Creating a convincing “film look” out of your…

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How to Produce an Oscar Nominated Film with Michael Gottwald

  Michael Gottwald: How to Produce an Oscar Nominated Film When you talk about independent film producers, Michael Gottwald is on that top list. He’s hit it out of the park a few times, especially with his film: “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” which won the Camera d’Or at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival and was nominated…

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