HOW TO BEST EXPLOIT THE INTERNET AS A FILM MAKER

2017-09-24, joel Blog Tips for filmmakers

There are a lot of benefits to the internet; oftentimes we’re discouraged by its prevalence because it seems to breed ignorance and hate, but there are actually times when you can actually benefit from being present on the info super highway. If you are a film maker, you understand that there’s a worth to being […]

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HOLLYWOOD BOOSTS LOCAL PRODUCTION

2017-09-18, joel Blog Tips for filmmakers

California is stepping up to the mark to make sure that Hollywood stays where it should be . . . right here in Hollywood, isn’t that something? We all know that making movies is big business which generates millions of dollars for the economy but it also costs a lot of money to make a […]

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MAKE MONEY MAKING FILMS EVEN IN TIMES OF NATIONAL RECESSION

2017-09-10, joel Blog Tips for filmmakers

When times are tough in the world, and they continue to be, it’s important to figure out ways of making due with your art when the art itself is not self-sustaining.  Sure, we wish we could all be a major film company and use our existing capital to finance a film and recoup all costs, […]

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THE MOST IMPORTANT PIECES OF KNOWLEDGE YOU NEED TO PRODUCE A GREAT FILM

2017-09-09, joel Blog Tips for filmmakers

Why reinvent the wheel when you are filming your first production, why not instead use the wheel that’s already there in invent something unique and exciting?  With these pro tips, you can start out with a good foundation for your first film production and make strides forward instead of trying to catch up to the […]

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THE BASIC TIPS FOR MAKING THE BEST DOCUMENTARY YOU CAN MAKE

2017-09-08, joel Blog Tips for filmmakers

When you watch a documentary, a good documentary, the story flows so naturally that you can get lost in the world that is being portrayed.  You forget you’re watching through a lens and a director’s eye, and you feel like you are there.  You are immersed.  The art of documentary is one that, when done right, seems […]

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VALUABLE LESSONS FOR FILMMAKERS GLEANED FROM PEREZ HILTON

2017-09-06, joel Blog Tips for filmmakers

Celebrity gossip-ist Perez Hilton has made quite a successful career for himself.  He’s a millionaire now, all because of his criticism and dirt-smearing of others already successful.  Hilton, real name Mario Lavandeira, may seem like an odd person to learn from if you are an independent film maker, but sometimes strange comparisons actually do give […]

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HOW TO DISTRIBUTE YOUR INDEPENDENTLY-MADE FILM

2017-09-05, joel Blog Tips for filmmakers

Having the germ of an idea for a great indie film and seeing it through from beginning to end seems like the hardest part of the film industry.  Effective story telling, using the little resources you’ve got, and making a product that is highly received and leads to greater things?  That’s the secret to success!  […]

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THE WORK HABITS AND MIND SET OF THE SUCCESSFUL FILMMAKER

2017-09-01, joel Blog Tips for filmmakers

In the ever-competitive world of filmmaking, there are as many theories as to why one filmmaker is more successful than another as there are actual filmmakers.  Why do some achieve greatness and others dwell in mediocrity their whole careers?  It’s not so much natural talent – yes, that helps, and so too does extensive training and […]

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ESSENTIAL TIPS FOR THE YOUNG FILMMAKER

2017-08-31, joel Blog Tips for filmmakers

We are in exciting times for filmmaking and for all art forms.  The advent and advancement of the internet, combined with the all-time low costs for advanced equipment, means that pretty much anyone can create content for almost no money.  And sometimes this content is actually quite good and skilled, despite not breaking the bank to produce […]

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ESSENTIALS OF SCREENWRITING: WHAT EVERY FILM PRODUCER MUST KNOW

2017-08-27, joel Blog Tips for filmmakers

It’s easy to think that filmmaking is a regimented process, where each role is specifically defined and cast (including the cast itself), and that if everyone does their job to their highest ability, the movie will be a success.  Unfortunately for those who are looking for a quick and easy way out, that is far […]

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