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Guerilla Filmmaking - Look Closer - Movie PremiereWhen you’re a filmmaker with no money, and you need a location for a scene, there’s a good chance you’re going to be stealing some shots without permits. That’s exactly what filmmaker Chris Schwab and his team did when they needed a movie premiere for a scene in his micro-budget film Look Closer. When you live in the LA area, there are countless premieres every week, so what could be more realistic than sneaking your actor into a real one and getting the shots you need? Don’t try this at home (or do if you’re aware of the consequences). More »

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Run and Gun FilmmakingChances are if you look back on the films you’ve created thus far in your career, the first ones were probably an assortment of run and gun guerrilla films. For those who are just starting out, though, the lack of planning, time, money, and resources can decrease the production value of your project fast, so knowing the issues that are sure to arise during production will help you make your film look better as well as maintain your sanity. Film Riot’s Ryan Connolly shares some tips on how to bulletproof your run and gun projects. Check out the video after the break. More »

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Bomb It 2To what lengths would you go to get the shot you want? This question is one I’m sure we are all regularly asking ourselves, and I speculate it was one that independent filmmaker Jon Reiss asked himself often while making his guerrilla-style documentaries about indigenous street art from around the world. In his latest film, Bomb It 2, which is currently on Kickstarter, Reiss traveled  all across the globe with consumer gear, capturing the work and process of a wide variety of graffiti artists from places like Bangkok, Tel Aviv, and Copenhagen (just to name a few.) Reiss shared with us what it’s like to be a guerrilla filmmaker — globetrotting alone with little equipment, getting into sticky situations, but ending up with a film to be proud of. More »