Film Sourcing Offers Free Templates of Documents You Will Need to Run a Smooth Film Production

As an indie filmmaker or storyteller, it's safe to say that the smallest your team to make a film, the better you got to be prepared and thus organized. There is a lot to keep in mind when you follow the arduous road of filmmaking, no matter the degree of DIY in your project or the length o ...

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Filmmakers Rejoy: The Takes Has Created the Ultimate Film Festivals Timeline, to Keep Track of Them All

Sending a film to festivals can be overwhelming: so many platforms available, so many differences between continents, so many deadlines, fees, and elements to keep in mind and track down. Many indie filmmakers -especially when it comes to short films, where filmmakers are often their own pr ...

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The In Focus Series from BAFTA Guru Is Gold and It’s a Must-Watch

BAFTA Guru hasn't ceased to please and surprise us. Its latest series titled "In Focus" is composed of short videos (under 8 minutes) focusing on one specific aspect of filmmaking: acting, hair and make-up, screenwriting, VFX or editing.Each video is sharply edited, cross cutting interv ...

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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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Watch “Metamorphosis”, Black Swan’s Full Making-Of by Niko Tavernise

Fan of Darren Aronofsky and of great making-ofs rejoy, photographer and long-time collaborator Niko Tavernise just uploaded "Metamorphosis", Black-Swan's full making of that consists of three videos. And that's not it, Tavernise also made available complementary in a fourth video interviews ...

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Amateurs vs. Professionals: the Bob Lefsetz’s List that Clarifies the Distinction

Few days ago, Bob Lefsetz sent an email titled Amateurs/Professionals where he made a simple yet, powerful and crystal clear list of the main distinctions between what makes you either an amateur or a professional. I have been on the Lefsetz Letter's list for a few months now, and it is no ...

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Why You Should NOT Shoot 4K if You’re an Indie Filmmaker

NAB might be behind us but the frenzy for the latest camera never seems to stop. Technical performances always make eyes shine, and with the equipment's price going down, there is a real temptation for indie filmmaker to listen to the 4k mermaid's song. Listening to the Post-Production Panel fr ...

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Finally Understand What an Editor Does in Less than 2 Minutes

It is still fascinating to me how little people know about editing and how vital this part of the process is. Arguably, every part of the filmmaking process is essential, but editing is one of the stages when everything starts coming together and you can butcher or enhance everybody else's job. ...

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Casey Neistat and the Myth of the Overnight Success

Casey Neistat is becoming a regular source of inspiration on mentorless.com. Since his Nike viral video, and his talk at the Vimeo Film Festival, Neistat has kept releasing videos after videos that reached more and more people, his latest, Snowboarding in New York having been viewed more than 5 ...

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6 Things Gary King Does During A Film Shoot (Weekly Series) – Part 4

Good news peers, Gary King and his excellent guest column are back! If you want to catch up on the previous installments, you can read Part 1: Dreaming vs. Doing,  Part 2: Films Beget Films, and Part 3: 5 Things I Like to Do During Pre-Production here. Gary's Kickstarter campaign to fund U ...

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