By Michael W. Dean
We’re getting into a brand new period. Mini-DV filmmaking is the recent people, the hot punk rock, the hot medium the place somebody can inform his tale. "$30 movie School" is a substitute for spending 4 years and 100000 cash to benefit the alternate. it really is prompted via punk rock’s homemade spirit of simply studying the fundamentals after which leaping up on a level and creating a element, and through the yank paintings ethic again whilst it was once natural, sooner than it turned all approximately organisations crushing the little man. Throw within the hacker concept that details desires to be loose (or no less than very reasonable) and you’ve acquired our deal. within you’ll locate many interviews from insightful autonomous filmmakers and artists, in addition to a number of functional recommendation, wisdom, and assets.
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It looks and feels good, and your actors and crew will thank you because it won’t fall apart. You are binding a book that has to be read and handled and folded and written in a lot. 4 Script brads and box. 15 16 Chapter 1 Writing Writer’s Block I heard somewhere that when you find yourself unable to write, you should write letters to the editor of a magazine, or a letter to a corporation telling them what you like or don’t like about a particular product. (Telling them what you like might get you free stuff…I know starving artists who get food this way.
Make a living at art 6. A painter who grows pot for a living. I was gonna interview him with a hood on in his basement full of pot. He later blew it by going insane and posting slanderous things about me on the Internet for no reason. Needless to say, he is not in the film. 41 42 Chapter 2 Fundraising 2. Influence many people in their respective medium 3. Do something very unique 4. Y. or DIE is an old battle cry of the early punk rock movement, circa 1977. It was a response against the prevailing belief that the way to be accepted as an artist was through conventional channels: schooling, nepotism, and being one of the lucky few to gain distribution through established corporate media outlets.
Anywhere would be good, but Los Angeles would be best. An overview is attached. ◆ Putting charges on your credit cards and using other credit cards to pay off the first card. I call this Credit Card Poker or Russian Roulette. This is how a lot of independent films get made. It’s not recommended, unless you have a movie that’s really going to make some money. ah hell, you’ll probably do it anyway Here’s a tip. If you actually have a credit card, leave it at home. Only take it out when you have a purchase planned.