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You might want to subscribe to this blog, it's a good resource.
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I wanted to get this topic addressed early on because one of the first questions anyone asks about a movie project is "where will the money come from?" The purpose of this site is to promote filmmakers and their projects, but we do not want members to pester each other for funding.
Funding is essential, and there will be ways MAF can help you raise funds - by hosting a fundraising party, for example - and by setting up your project for a crowdsale, or by showing you how to use…Continue
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Highway 29's original logo is still my favorite. It represents the "bullets" filmmakers get hit with. I can't say I've ever been shot at but I've thought my career was dead, even dead and buried, more than a few times.
I've always known that filmmaking was hard, ever since I made a few films in "film school" at UNC-Chapel HIll. Back then, the shooting wasn't so difficult, but editing actual film on a Moviola and splicing it together with glue, creating A and…Continue
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I invite everyone to chime in on this post … regarding Alexander Payne's advise on filmmaking: http://www.moviemaker.com/blog-main/wisdom-wednesday-alexander-paynes-golden-rules-of-moviemaking/
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Tons of good tips in this piece. Kickstarter Case Study
Be sure to look at the four things she would have done differently.
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As I was shopping for lights recently, I ran across this article about the basic types of lighting instruments, and thought it might be useful to ya'll:
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Pen Densham’s 10 Secrets to Writing Success!
1. Write from your heart! As a writer, trust your instinctual creativity and write from your passion. When you don't value what you create, why should anybody else? When you chase a fad or a fashion that is not from your heart in an effort to sell something, there is a danger when obstacles come, you will soon abandon your efforts. When you love what you are working on – it…Continue
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Recently, I was asked to speak on the topic of adapting the novel Saints at the River into a screenplay, as part of Clemson University’s “Literature for Wisdom Project.” In preparation for the talk I went back through the process. Even though I was not the screenwriter, as the producer I was working with the screenwriter to help determine the dynamic of the novel that had to be retained for a successful screenplay.…Continue
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Okay, everyone knows that we're in the midst of a major paradigm shift, a digital revolution that is making it possible to produce great-looking movies for a fraction of what it used to cost ... remember the good old days of film cameras? Remember Kodak?
Of course, we're also experiencing a whole new delivery system for entertainment, in fact, you're using it right now. And now the paradigm shift keep shifting, with news that in the U.S. people are spending more on online…Continue
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