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Austin Film & Video Industry Events

Monday, May 5, 2014 – Austin Film Meet Industry Mixer

Please join us for the Austin Film Meet monthly mixer for all those involved with the Central Texas film and video industry. All are welcome. Filmmakers, actors, writers, directors, producers, camera crew, art department, marketers, promoters, investors and...

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 – Wordsmiths Script Swap

Wordsmiths is back! We'll be meeting for script swap feedback sessions on the 3rd Wednesday of every month. Location to be Determined. Visit our Wordsmiths Facebook Group to join the discussion about event locations, scripts and more. Need feedback on a script? Bring...

Monday, May 27, 2024 – Potluck Pool Party

Monday, May 27, 2024 – Potluck Pool Party

A friendly, all-ages potluck pool party for anyone in the Central Texas film & video community. New people, families and kids welcome. All are welcome. WHEN: Monday, May 27, 2024 - 5:00-8:00pm SWIM: Of course no one has to swim, but if you want do, might wanna...

Tuesday, May 14, 2024 – Short Films Test Screening

Tuesday, May 14, 2024 – Short Films Test Screening

HELP!!! The Austin Film Meet Short Film Challenge project THE SEER must TEST SCREEN and another local short film THE BATMAN 1939 at our clubhouse tomorrow evening from 8-9pm. We need a few knowledgeable film folks to provide constructive feedback. Want to attend? RSVP...

Thursday, March 28, 2024 – AFM Screenplay Read & Review

Thursday, March 28, 2024 – AFM Screenplay Read & Review

Join us for a table read of several short film scripts written by Austin screenwriters submitted for the Austin Film Meet Short Film Challenge. We are currently seeking screenplay submissions. An event for screenwriters, directors, producers, and any film maker with...

Location Scouting Checklist

When scouting for the perfect location to shoot an indie film, filmmakers need to take into account a myriad of factors that can affect both the production quality and the logistical feasibility of the shoot. This comprehensive list covers everything from aesthetic...

Indie Film Pre-Production Checklist

Assign crew to production team Get crew contracts signed Screenplay Breakdowns – Break down the script into scenes, shots, and sequences to help you plan the shoot. Create storyboards Scout & secure locations Cast talent Table read with cast & key crew,...

Tips for Effective Communication for Directors of Indie Film

Effective communication is essential for indie film directors to ensure their vision is realized and to maintain a positive, productive environment on set. Here are some tips for honing your communication skills in the indie film context: 1. Articulate Your Vision...

Crafting the Creative Vision and Look of Your Indie Film

Crafting the creative vision and look of an indie film is a multifaceted process that involves deep consideration of various elements to ensure the film's visual narrative supports its story and themes. Here's what an indie film director should consider: 1. Story and...

25 Tips for No-Budget or Low-Budget Indie Film Directors

No-budget indie film directing is a test of creativity, resourcefulness, and leadership. Here are 25 essential tips to guide directors through this challenging yet rewarding journey: Embrace Your Limitations: Use your constraints as a creative challenge. Let them...

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