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  • iOgrapher launches on March 14!

    iOgrapher launches on March 14!

    Tweet Yes on March 14th I begin my quest to fund my dream, creating filmmaking support gear for the iOs eco system. First up is my quest on Kickstarter to hit a goal of $15,000 to produce the iOgrapher iPad Mini Support Case. The case will firmly hold the iPad mini, a game changing device in my opinion, and allow lights, and audio equipment to be mounted. Please help me with this goal and pass the link on to everyone […]

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  • Film School On Demand – Production – Lesson 7

    Film School On Demand – Production – Lesson 7

    Tweet Today we discuss the wild time of production! Enjoy.

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  • Film School On Demand – Film Finance 1 – Lesson 4

    Film School On Demand – Film Finance 1 – Lesson 4

    Tweet Before you make your movie you have to make “The Deal”. This consists of financing and profit participation. Get the details here. If you are interested in the class extras visit the store page.

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  • Film School On Demand – Previz – Lesson 3

    Film School On Demand – Previz – Lesson 3

    Tweet The ability to pre visualize your project is a huge cash saver later on. From storyboards to locations to vfx.

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  • Art, Photography, Print and Web, Making the Most Out of Your Independent Film Across Multiple Platforms

    Art, Photography, Print and Web, Making the Most Out of Your Independent Film Across Multiple Platforms

    Tweet Part I: Art and Photography Filmmaking is the most difficult of artistic mediums because it crosses all areas of artistic expression. A great movie is also a complex story, beautiful images, an amazing score and anymore a kaleidoscope of special effects. All of these parts have 3 types of value to you: together they make your film, they have artistic value as separate mediums and lastly they can be used as marketing tools.  We will look at artistic value […]

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  • 10 Ways to make your film “A Cut Above”

    10 Ways to make your film “A Cut Above”

    Tweet A movie can have fabulous actors, a compelling story and be beautifully filmed but without good editing your audience will still be running for the doors. Independent films fall roughly into three categories: those that are A Cut Above, those that have potential and all the rest. Here are ten tips to get your movie into that first group. 1. Don’t use Independent Film as a platform to tell your life’s story. To begin with the format is wrong. […]

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  • Surviving the Filmmaker’s ‘Vida Loca.’

    Surviving the Filmmaker’s ‘Vida Loca.’

    Tweet The Indie Filmmaker’s ‘Vida Loca’ is often a careening ride splattered with disillusionment-before you crash it’s essential to achieve balance in this chaotic mix and turn the creative forces that drive you into a positive sustainable process. A few days ago I ran into one of my favorite Indie Filmmakers. Her pallor was grey, her eyes expressionless and her voice was a monotone din of exhaustion. In contrast her work is better than it’s ever been. Sharpened and elegant […]

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  • With Filmmaking Make the End your Beginning

    With Filmmaking Make the End your Beginning

    Tweet Unfortunately an independent film is a lot like a house, if it isn’t pretty close to perfect and someone isn’t marketing it full time, it won’t sell. This is why it is so important to make the end your beginning in filmmaking. Post-production and marketing costs can eat you alive leaving you with nothing to show for all your countless hours and hard work. What does starting at the end look like? To begin with, will your movie sell? […]

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  • Ten Reasons to Attend NAB 2011

    Ten Reasons to Attend NAB 2011

    Tweet As a filmmaker you may be wondering why should I go to the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show in 2011; where is the art in that? Ponder for a minute that Vincent Van Gogh starved and cut off his ear while Picasso did not. Both were great artists, but Vincent shuttered himself away from the establishment. NAB has a lot to offer filmmakers and here are ten reasons you need to be at the NAB Show in 2011.

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