Video and Film Producing

Film Producing

I believe that filmmaking - as, probably, is everything - is a game you should play with all your cards, and all your dice, and whatever else you've got. So, each time I make a movie, I give it everything I have. I think everyone should, and I think everyone should do everything they do that way.
- Francis Ford Coppola

Will Movie Theaters Become Obsolete?

Throughout the decades, studio films would play in your local neighborhood theater and be released on home video. Movie goers were introduced to dollar cinemas, where you have the studio films play in major movie theater chains (AMC, Regal, etc), and then head to a...

Honest Film Funding Advice for Your Next Film Project

Let’s be honest about film financing. Unless you have a rich uncle or family member, you are in for one heck of a time financing your film. The fact is, film production is an expensive endeavor. No matter if it’s shorts, features, or advertisements. And you, as the filmmaker, are in for a wild ride. However, it can be very rewarding, when you succeed.
But there’s hope!

Good Setiquette

Nothing is more important than know what is and is not expected when you’re on the set.

Why Subway Doesn’t Count As Payment

I saw this very funny clip on YouTube where an obviously disgruntled sound person posted a conversation he had with a producer. Which if you have been around independent film making at all will sound very familiar.

Understanding Copyright & Protecting Your Stories

  The Austin Film Meet Wordsmiths held their first meeting on October 12, 2010, and presented an important topic Understanding Copyright and Protecting Your Stories. Read Official Event Notice. Thanks to Don R and Tina Davis for an excellent and insightful...

Posts About Marketing

  • Promoting an Independent Film Using Social Media

    Congratulations! You have completed your film. Pat yourself on the back, but don’t get too comfortable because your ultimate goal is still ahead. Is your film a short or maybe it’s a feature film? Whether short or long form, the main goal now is to secure distribution for your film and build your audience. You ...

  • Considerations When Marketing & Promoting Your Independent Film

    Congratulations! You have completed your film. Pat yourself on the back, but don’t get too comfortable because your main goal, to get your film in front of an audience, has yet to be completed. Regardless of if your project is short or long form, the main goal now is to get that film out there ...

  • Tuesday, August 18 & 25, 2015 – Basics of WordPress Website Management Workshop

    Need a website? Of course you do! These days your website is your calling card, and if you want a career in the creative or entertainment industries, a professional website that you can easily update is an absolute must!

  • How to Think Strategically to Market Your Short Film for Distribution

    Once word got out that I sold my short film “Crisis”, with Carlos Samudio of Looknow Productions to an international distributor, everyone wanted to know how I did it, or could I help them out in anyway.

    Let’s go back to the beginning:

    Many people interpret what short films can do for your career or how it ...

  • 6 Tips For Creating An EPK For Your Film

    There is a lot to think about when making a film, and it’s my opinion that the hardest thing that many independent producers will be intimidated by is promoting your work.

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