So I've decided to never start a film project again without a release date. Deadlines, as it turns out, are good! When I look back at my passed projects, the ones with a deadline were more focused and had a higher chance of being completed than the ones without.
This is my follow up post on keeping morale high on set. You can read part 1 by clicking here. In Part 1 I mostly went over some of the causes of low morale on set, and in this post I'll go over some of the solutions. Let's get to it!
Web Series are gaining popularity more and more everyday. With so many people watching videos online, it's not as required to have a major distribution deal to get your project seen. In today's post, I interview Filmmaker Eric Won on his indie web series "The Division."
Would you believe me if I told you that getting actors for your low budget movie isn't some impossible task that only big budget movies can pull off? I used to worry about not being able to get actors for my projects, but now I realize that was irrational thinking.
In the world of low/no budget Filmmaking finding a reliable non-paid crew can be a nightmare. For smaller shoots lasting 1 or 2 days it's usually not too big of an issue, but for anything longer than that it's almost impossible for some to put together a dependable team that is will to go through the hurdles with you.
The following is a guest article by Producer Jason Brubaker.
Independent Filmmaking has changed a lot in the decade since I started my career. It sounds silly now, but back when I started, there was this collective belief that if you made your movie, you would sell it at Sundance and live happily ever after. Perpetuated by sensational headlines touting the successes of Ed Burns, Kevin Smith and Robert Rodriguez, Sundance Fever became a full-blown epidemic resulting in maxed out credit cards, angry investors and film festival rejection.
The following is a Guest article written by filmmaker Michael Malko.
Making your own films is great, but what if you want to pursue filmmaking as a lifetime career? There are a lot of jobs out there in the industry that doesn’t even involve holding a camera or directing. If you’ve ever wanted to get into the digital video/film industry, or wanted to know what half of the people do in the credits after watching a film then keep reading.
Hey guys! Recently a user posted a thread on our Forum asking for advice on how to get ready for a film shoot, so I thought this would be a nice subject to cover on Film Tips. I've been on many shoots over the years (both free and paid projects), so this post will be based on what I've experienced shooting.