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Don't Pay Rate Card!

By Angela Taylor, posted 1 April 2006

If you want to broadcast across Hollywood that you are an amateur, pay the rental company's published rate card amounts for your production equipment. No professional pays rate card!

Ensuring an Audience and Repaying Investors

By Stacey Parks, posted 1 April 2006

Film Distribution is the final frontier in the film production process. Many filmmakers begin production on their film without giving any thought to film distribution. For this reason, many independent films never see the light of day, and investors never get paid back.

Another Solution for Distribution is the Do-it-Yourself Approach

By Stacey Parks, posted 1 April 2006

So you couldn't find a distributor but you know your film has an audience? Or you haven't tried getting a distributor and don't feel like waiting out the time it takes and going through the process?

How To Make A Real Independent Movie

By Michael Scullion, posted 1 April 2006

To do anything worthwhile in life is a process and if you put your mind to it you can do it" That's what my dad used to say to me all the time when I was a kid. Well, turns out he was right. Everything I've encountered since the age of 18 from dating, going to university, working, playing professional soccer, making records, TV shows and finally a feature film is a process. What he forgot to tell me was how to execute the process. That came the hard way, from experience.

What to Do until the Money Arrives

By Angela Taylor, posted 5 March 2006

If you are not busy making your movie, you should get busy making your movie.

'A Self-conscious Mise-en-scene' a filmmaking experience

By Anthony Cristiano, posted 5 March 2006

"Mise-en-scene" is an original French word applied to the theatre, and it referred to any material component added to the choreographic composition of the stage including the actors and their performances. In filmmaking the word has been expertly applied to the criticism of movies by the renowned critic and theorist André Bazin (1918-1958), co-founder of the popular film journal Cahiers du cinema. Among the films reviewed and analyzed, Bazin was particularly fond of Roma, città aperta (1945, Roberto Rossellini) and Ladri di biciclette (1948, Vittorio De Sica)1. Both films were shot in Rome and portray its social and psychological post-war climate. The ability of these and similar films to evoke raw feelings in the spectator and captivate one’s attention is puzzling if one thinks of how mise-en-scene is made subservient to a filmmaker's need.

Thinking About Distribution Before Starting Production

By Stacey Parks, posted 5 March 2006

I've gotten a lot of questions lately from filmmakers who haven't gone into production yet with their films, as to whether or not it's a good time to start thinking about distribution. My answer is always the same: it's a great idea to start thinking about distribution even BEFORE you make your film.

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