You can have the next Citizen Kane or The Godfather under your belt, but if no one knows about you or your film, it will simply end up in a pile of trash. That’s the sad truth about this industry. However, that’s where film marketing comes in. Film marketing is […]
Author: Philip Walker
Every aspiring filmmaker and writer dreams of making it — whether it’s moving to LA, making million-dollar movie deals, meeting big industry names, winning major awards, etc. Oftentimes, what comes between the artist and their dream is a simple movie pitch. You never know when opportunity knocks on your door, […]
You’ve likely heard the famous saying: “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.” Although many experienced filmmakers argue it’s more about what you know, it is no lie how important film networking is to aspiring and hopeful filmmakers looking to get their foot in the door. Filmmaking is […]
You can have an award-winning script, high-end camera equipment, and all the resources in the world, but if you lack talented actors, none of it will matter. Casting is an essential component of any film and will take place during the pre-production process. Typically, film casting is handled by casting […]
As an aspiring filmmaker looking to take their work to the next level, you may be wondering how film distribution works. Whether it be to turn a profit or gain publicity for their work, filmmakers are always searching for an audience and a platform. Rarely do you hear of independent […]
Something we’ve all learned from life, filmmaking aside, is that things don’t always go as planned. No matter how much we prepare or think we’re ready, something may take an unexpected turn. Accidents happen. We get it, and so does film insurance. Ask any experienced filmmaker or film producer and they’ll […]
This seems to be the big question for filmmakers. What is the best film equipment for my production? Whether you’re just starting out or even if you’re an experienced filmmaker, you may be wondering about this and it can seem daunting at times. It’s often what prevents beginners from making […]
Creating a budget for a film production is one thing, but staying within budget and keeping costs down is another. Many filmmakers, of all experience levels, recount times when they wanted to pull their hair out during production — whether because they weren’t fully prepared, unexpected issues arose, or certain […]
Storyboarding is a crucial part of the pre-production planning that visually maps out your entire project — which greatly benefits you and members of your crew.
Filmmaking is never a one-man job. It’s an endeavor that requires several passionate, hard-working, and determined individuals set on making a great film. If you’re a producer — whether for a low budget short film or a large scale feature — it’s your job to construct a solid crew of […]
Your script is finally ready for production, now what? Now, you need to open your laptop back up and once again, go through your script, page-by-page, to conduct a script breakdown.
Pre-production is where all your planning and organizing takes place. It’s arguably the most important phase of any film production, which will require a great sum of effort. Even some of the top-notch producers struggle with this part of the filmmaking process, so don’t be discouraged.