All posts tagged “filmmaking

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If You Are New to Filmmaking …

There is one unbreakable rule of filmmaking; if you want to be a filmmaker, you must make films. You can study books, films, and videos, but if you don’t put all that knowledge into practice, you will never know what works and what doesn’t in… Read more

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Final Thoughts on Producing My Low Budget Feature Film

FILM FESTIVALS AND FRUSTRATION THAT ARE IRREVOCABLY PART OF THIS PROCESS As some of you probably know by now, film festivals are a costly part of the filmmaking business. I have submitted Anna to over 30 festivals and didn’t get accepted to even one.Yes, it… Read more

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How Did the Post-Production of My Feature Film “Anna and Modern Day Slavery” Go?

MARKETING & PROMOTION At first, I tried to keep everyone who was directly involved, or who contributed to my film, in the loop with emails, tweets and FB posts. But when life demands started crowding me, I needed to focus on my main priority. At… Read more

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On the Set of My Micro-Budget Feature Film “Anna & Modern Day Slavery”

PRODUCTION Unforeseen forces can both help you or screw things up (the weather, conflicting schedules, etc.). For us, our biggest challenge wasn’t having one of our leading actors available for the whole shooting. Oh, and the fact that the camera we hired from Berlin(Germany) didn’t… Read more

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Filmmaking Isn’t Just Pointing Camera in One Direction and Recording

Many people go into the business of making videos and films, believing that pointing the camera in one direction and pressing record is the way filmmaking works. Unfortunately, this idea is hugely misleading since filmmaking is not only about pointing your camera in one direction… Read more