"Filmmaking" Blogs & Blog Posts

The Sci-Fi GeneThe Sci-Fi Gene

Part research institute, part support group for those who, like me, enjoy t...

 
SynapticLightSynapticLight

My thoughts and journey on film making, social media and the church. Making...

 
Instant VideosInstant Videos

The making of a new unusual live homemade music video every week.

 
Filmmaking StuffFilmmaking Stuff

Filmmaking Stuff offers filmmaking information to serious independent filmm...

 


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My name is Chris Foster. When I was 19 years old, I was obsessed with making a feature film. The problem was, I only had two-thousand-dollars. But I didn’t let lack of resources get in my way. I figured out how to keep a safe set, while gettin...

Let's suppose you go out and raise $100K for your movie. And let's say you make your movie, but you do not garner a dream distribution deal. And for the sake of this article, let's say the only way you can recoup your investment is by making $4.99 (a...

A comment I hear sometimes when I listen to producers is “Why aren’t there more fresh ideas in Hollywood?” Let’s leave aside the fact that if you come up with anything too fresh it scares producers. I think the problem is that...

Are you wondering how to pitch a screenplay? You’re not alone. The other day I got an email from a writer who had an appointment to pitch her movie idea to a producer and she was in a panic. She asked what tips I could offer. The biggest one: K...

 Imagine being part of the BBC’s natural history unit, traveling the world to create some of the world’s most beautiful documentaries. Sounds like a dream job, right? I sat down with Huw Cordey, the producer on a ton of the Beeb̵...

As a filmmaker, you are focused on making a movie. You have a gazillion things on your plate. And the last thing you need is a bunch of filmmaking headaches. I know the feeling. A few years back, I was on the festival circuit with our first feature.