Download a Free Crowdfunding Planner to Keep Up With Intense Multi-Tasking While Raising Money for Your Film

Within the last five years, the art of crowdfunding has become a central conversation in the life of any indie filmmaker and artist really. By now we've all read anywhere between a dozen and a hundred articles about crowdfunding, and on this site only, several filmmakers wrote guest posts wh ...

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The Art and Power of the Opening Shot: an excellent video essay on SHAME

Opening shots are rarely deal breakers, they can make History, but you're unlikely to stop watching a film right after an opening shot, just like you're unlikely to stop reading a script after the first line. And yet, an opening shot sets the tone and plants seeds in the back of the audie ...

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How to Pick the Right Focal Lens

Although this video is primarily intended for photographers, if you are an indie filmmaker who just got your hands on a DSLR and are trying to familiarize yourself with your camera and its lenses, I believe there is some good insight to get from Steve Perry's tutorial. Whether or not you're ...

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In NYC? Join a FREE (Space Limited!) 2 days Filmmaking Workshop with Philip Bloom

This is a unique opportunity: 25 filmmakers in NYC will have a chance to attend a  free two days workshop with renown filmmaker Philip Bloom, shoot on a Sony a7s in 4k -each filmmaker will have access to a camera (!) and work on editing the footage gathered during the first day.Below ar ...

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5 Things Cinematographers Can Do to Make the Editor Happier

Anybody successfully working in the arduous art of filmmaking will confirm it: it's a collaborative process. And yet, because so many people are involved at very different stages, effective communication can sometimes be tricky. Two of the most important position in the filmmaking crew are ...

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Chase Jarvis Rule to Stay Creative While Handling a Busy Life

Self-taught professional photographer Chase Jarvis did a morning Q&A over Coffee where he answered one question that concerns all of us: How do you take time for yourself?Even though we all have 24h in a day, today more than ever it seems that the difference between two good artist ...

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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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