The Art (and Importance) of Building Your Audience – Sundance Panel 2014

Tackling another panel from Sundance 2014 this week, this one about building your audience, a topic that should be the main concern of all storymaker/creative/filmmaker planning to produce work and share it until they die (boom. drama.) and wishing to cut through the noise to reach straight t ...

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Selling at Sundance: What Can the Past Three Years Teach Us?

In the back of the head of any indie filmmaker, there is a three steps program to reach heaven:step 1: getting into a Sundance Lab step 2: screening at Sundance step 3: selling at SundanceSteps 1 and 2 are opportunities that have always proven beneficial to any filmmaker because, ...

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9 Practical Tips Filmmaker Heidi Saman Learned During Her Successful Campaign to Fund Her First Feature Film

I know, I know, we are all tired of reading posts about crowdfunding. But before you change tab, let me tell you in two words why you should read this guest post by Heidi Saman: practical tips.I have probably read close to a hundred articles about crowdfunding by now, and this one might ...

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Behind Casting: a Look at More than 20 Famous Actors Tapes

There is something mysterious and fascinating about the art of acting, something that can't be quite explained and yet that, when captured by the right artist, will move millions and transform any story into a universal tale. To amplify that magical moment, many components are brought together, ...

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What You Can Learn By Signing Up for Zach Braff Film’s Updates

Who said only Peter Jackson has the budget to do a great marketing campaign paralleling his films' production? Not Zach Braff.In case you weren't on Earth last April, Zach Braff launched a Kickstarter campaign to help fund his second feature film, "Wish I Was Here", that collected $3.1 mi ...

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27 MORE Filmmaking Related Twitter Accounts You Should Follow

Less than six months ago I shared 24 Filmmaking Twitter Related Account You Should Follow and since then, I've just been waiting for enough time to pass so I could do a second round! Why? Because there are much more than 24 or 48 filmmaking related twitter accounts to follow, and I just wa ...

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My Favorite #AddaWordRuinaMovie Tweets

If you have a twitter account and had access to an Internet connection today,  it's unlikely you've missed the #AddaWordRuinaMovie hashtag. It first appeared on my timeline from people attached to the film industry but then spread to people I have been following for other matters and, within ...

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YouTube Audio Library Gives You Access to 150 Free to Download Songs

Guitarist Oscar Rodriguez lays down a track for the YouTube Audio LibraryYou might have notices that a YouTube Audio Library has been discreetly added to your YouTube account two days ago, with 150 songs to download from it for free. You could argue that 150 songs is a pretty low number, es ...

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Visit Maker Studios, the Universal Studio for YouTube Videos

YouTube has been around for 8 years now, exploded about 5 years ago and since then, everybody has been trying to wrap their heads about it really is, trying to evaluate how serious they should take it, if it is just a go-viral-be-forgotten website, or a platform where stars can rise, mone ...

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