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The number of reasons to not make a film are virtually infinite. You don’t have enough time, money, experience, equipment, or professional connections. If you make a film, who’s going to see it, and if no one sees it, will it even have value? I could go on, but instead, here’s a piece of encouragement from one of the most iconic filmmakers of our time, German director Werner Herzog, who back in 1979 ate his shoe as a symbol of support for fellow filmmaker and friend Errol Morris to complete his film Gates of Heaven.
The steady stream of tentpoles and mega-budget studio films has been going strong for the past few years, and many of us, including Steven Spielberg and George Lucas sensed a disturbance in the Force. However, there’s an upside to the saturation of a specific market, and that means the unsaturation of others. An article from Tribeca sheds light on a movie genre that has largely remained untouched by the studios: intelligent films geared towards middle-aged and older adults. More »
Each new day that passes it seems the world of distribution for filmmakers is being turned on its head. With so many new content destinations popping up all the time, it’s hard to know what’s what. Reelhouse is a company who seems to be breaking through the mold, as a recent partnership with Sundance would suggest. Reelhouse is planning a big launch on April 22nd — read on for our interview with Bill Mainguy, CEO and Founder of Reelhouse and get to know the platform: More »
Think about that for a second. Just a few years ago everyone was talking about how the bottom had fallen out of independent film funding. While that may be true to a certain extent, Kickstarter has completely changed the way smaller films are funded, and they’ve created a new golden age of film funding. Who knows if the funding on Kickstarter will ever dry up, but for now, it’s one of the best places to go if you’re trying to make a movie or web series. Check out some of the incredible statistics below: More »
You’ve probably seen at least one of them if you’ve ever been to a film festival. Some of them are long, some are boring, some are downright brilliant, but one thing the biggest ones have in common is that they can launch an indie career. Suzanne Ballantyne, the Head of Programming over at the Raindance Film Festival, has put together some tips for budding amateurs from her experience watching over 500 potential festival feature films per year — and hopefully by the end you’ll have the knowledge to fake being an “Indie Auteur.” More »
Augmented Reality has been slowly making its way into our lives, mostly in the form of demo videos, games, and Google’s forthcoming Glass project. But Aurasma is a cool little app that puts the tools to create AR content into the hands of everyone, and has implications that could put an interesting twist in filmmaking for the web: More »
Indie film consultant Brian Newman (@bnewman01) has posted a call for better analytics in order to figure out the future of independent film. To Bryan, “the biggest problem facing the indie film field is the lack of transparency around the numbers. Which numbers? All of them.” I wholeheartedly agree and this is exactly why I’m trying to share my own metrics — for now, it’s just blog revenue, but in the near future it will be video views/income as well.
Some salient questions from Bryan: More »