Tag Archives: Independent film

What is KickStarter? An Introduction to Crowdfunding

7 Aug

Within the past few years, multiple crowdfunding websites have surfaced on the internet. These websites allow an individual to sign up and post a project. The individual then posts “rewards” that users will get for donating money to the specific project. Crowdfunding websites have raised over $1 million for various projects including independent films. Continue reading

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Top 5 Cheapest and Most Affordable Cameras For Indie Filmmakers

2 Aug

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In this day and age filmmaking doesn’t have to be expensive. Lets face it, in the film industry equipment isn’t cheap. A single piece of equipment will often cost more money than the average person will make in an entire year. Although this may be bad for most of us, it isn’t the end of the world. With consumer quality video capturing devices becoming increasingly advanced each day, the options an independent filmmaker has at their disposal become wider. Continue reading

Napoleon Dynamite Television Show to Hit FOX in the Fall

18 May

If you and I have anything in common then you’re probably a fan of the 2004 cult comedy hit, Napoleon Dynamite. The feature length film was actually based on a short film created by Jared Hess while attending college. The film was titled Peluca but featured the same characters that appear in Napoleon Dynamite. The short film gained notoriety at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival which in turn led to the production of the feature length version. Continue reading

Rubber, a Film About A Killer Tire?!

23 Feb

Ah, where to begin? Last year Hollywood broke a record for the lowest number of tickets sold, and analysts believe this was due to the amount of low quality films being made. Almost every movie shared weak plots, exploitation of 3D, and outright unoriginal ideas. Moviegoers and industry insiders called for an original film to break the cycle. Luckily however, French director Quentin Dupieux was already finishing production on his latest film Rubber by the end of 2009.  The film was shown at Cannes Critic’s Week and was picked up by Magnet Releases for US distribution despite receiving almost completely negative reviews. Continue reading

Cheap Equipment For Indie Filmmakers

5 Jan

One of the largest obstacles to overcome when being an independent filmmaker is of course, finding the money to get your film made. Most independent filmmakers try to bypass the barriers of working with producers and fund their film privately. While this may be a great choice, many filmmakers end up purchasing equipment that makes their films look like home videos rather than actual films. The reason for this seemingly fatal mistake stems from the misconception that professional equipment costs outrageous amounts of money. Continue reading