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5 Tips To Make Your Independent Film More Viable

Film Trooper<p>We have a gluttony of film products hitting the market everyday. In business speak, there is just too much damn “supply”. So, how does an …

21 World-Renowned Cinematographers Share the Shots that Heavily Influenced Their Work

All of us who are aspiring filmmakers have a list of films that inspire us. Maybe we've even got one film, or one specific shot, that singularly …

Submit Your Business to These Video Production Directories - The Beat

Want to increase the visibility of your video production business? Here’s the top video/film directories you should be listed in.<p>Having a website for …

DISTRIBUTION ADVICE FOR 2014

<b>INTRODUCTION</b><p>by Thom Powers<p>Over the years, I’ve seen too many filmmakers become embittered by their distribution deals. Sometimes they had unrealistic …

DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE

DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE:<br>THE TEN PRINCIPLES OF HYBRID DISTRIBUTION<br>by Peter Broderick<p>(Presented at inaugural Toronto International Film Festival …

10 Films That Can Teach You Everything You Need To Know About Film-making

6. The Godfather Part III (1990)<p><b>What it can teach you about: Lighting, Make-Up.</b><p>There’s not many things that the third Godfather film does better than …

Become A Better Director With These 6 Tips

I recently came upon an exhibit entitled “Faces In The Crowd” by photographer Alex Prager and it really got me thinking. Not about the creativity, …

The Martin Scorsese Film School

About a year ago, <b>Flavorwire</b>, inspired by the <b>85 Films that Shaped Martin Scorsese</b> decided to go on a hunt and find as many audio references as …

How To Raise Money For Your Indie Film - The Beat

Raising money for an indie film is one of the most challenging parts of the filmmaking process. Below we will go over some realistic paths to getting …

Fundamental Lessons for Oscar Winning Cinematography

On December 11th 2013, The Rural Media Company held the last Master Class in our BFI Academy programme and what a class to finish on! We were very …

An Easy Guide To Writing The Perfect Logine & Why It’s As Important As Your Screenplay

The logline is truly an art form of it’s own. It’s the one or two sentence summary of your film that not only conveys your premise, but also gives …

How To Develop A Festival Strategy For Your Film That Doesn't Waste Time Or Money - The Beat

I’ve submitted my films to dozens of festivals over the years and have screened at quite a few – although in the early days if I knew what I do now I …

Good Advice! 8 Documentary Dos & Don’ts From a Vet Programmer

Good Advice! 8 Documentary Dos & Don'ts From a Vet Programmer<p>In the past month, I finally joined Twitter (as 1basil1). One thing I began to do, as I …

Going Old-School with Your Diffusion: How & Why to Use Stockings on Your Lenses

Diffusion is one of the most subtle, yet powerful tools that cinematographers have at their disposal. Certain types of diffusion allows you to …

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Meet Rich People

<b>So you want to know how to meet rich people (so you can get movie money.)</b><p>The process of raising money is simple. All you have to do is build a …

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Setting Your Camera for Ultimate Image Quality

Those of you that have recently joined the mass ranks of photographic enthusiasts will, most probably, not have thought too much about the way you …

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Breakdown Of The Major Online Indie Film Distribution Platforms - The Beat

Seeking out distribution can be a very scary task for independent filmmakers. The good news is that now there are more online distribution platforms …

Why All Film Directors Need To Know How To Act

Most film directors today take an auteur approach to their craft. They are the driving force behind all creative elements of their narrative film – …

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[…] more useful is the advice offered by Raindance whose mantra – sell the sizzle – at least cuts to the chase. The one letdown (for me) is their […]

Filmmaking

7 Step Filmmaking Formula For Selling Your Movie Online

As a feature filmmaker, one of the biggest problems YOU have is finding a traditional distribution deal (that actually makes sense) for your movie. …

From “Filmmaking the Hardway”: Distributor Negotiation & Delivery

Below is the second of two excerpts from <i>Filmmaking, the Hard Way</i> by Josh Folan. A cynical case study of the feature film production of <i>All God’s</i> …

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FILM ART ARTICLE: DIRECTOR ALEXANDER PAYNE ON HOW TO GET GREAT PERFORMANCES ON FILM

<b>Published on</b> November 22nd, 2013 | <i>by filmnashville</i><p><b>“My number one job is to foment the creativity of others,” says the director of Sideways, The</b> …