Filmmakers, Use This 10 Step Casting Checklist to Cast Your Low-Budget Indie: Thanks to the Modified Low Budget Agreement, theatrical features with budgets of less than $625,000 need only pay actors $933 a week, with accommodation for one or two leads to make around $65,000. Coupled with the arrival of ever-cheaper means of production, such agreements have opened the door to an influx of small features employing big-name, union-sanctioned, talent.
Production Tips: 4 Ways to Make Your Editor's Life Easier & Your Film Better - 1) Care as Much About the Sound as You Do About the Image & the Acting 2) Factor a Sound Mix into Your Budget 3) Give the Editor Camera Notes, Sound Notes, & Continuity Notes 4) Get Coverage
50 Cliched Dialogues to Ban From Your Script: "Great lines can outlive a movie and transcend its story, no matter how good or bad it was. Great lines make their ways to playgrounds and office spaces, become private jokes that can cement friendships for decades and become cultural symbols for generations. Cliched Dialogues? Not likely, and if so, for all the wrong reasons."
Introduction to the Dolly Zoom, including some of the concepts and principles that govern the visual effect as well as some practical tips on how to achieve the effect yourself. Film examples used in this course are "Vertigo", "Jaws" and "Goodfellas" This video is part of the FIlmmakerIQ course: Mastering the Art of the Dolly Zoom: http://filmmakeriq.com/courses/mastering-the-art-of-the-dolly-zoom/
6 Filmmaking Tips from Robert Altman: 1) Think of Your Career as One Long Movie 2) No One’s Ever Made a Good Movie 3) Don’t Restrict Your Actors 4) The Safe Studio System Will Never Be Safe for Original Voices 5) Don’t Be Shackled by Your Vision 6) Don’t Take Advice from Anyone
Instantly Improve Your Screenplay: 10) Don’t Over-Describe Your Characters 9) Can You Cut Down Your General Description/Action by Half 8) Read Your Dialogue Out Loud 7) Do You Really Need That VO 6) Be as Creative as Possible w/ Your Settings 5) Be Critical of Your Exposition 4) Scene Doesn’t Move Your Story Forward? Cut It! 3) Does Your 1st Scene Emphasize the Overall Tone, Genre & Mood of Your Script 2) Does Your Script Sound like It’s Written by One Person 1) Print Your Script Out & Read…
Exclusive Excerpt: Michael Rabiger's 9 Basic Tips for Directing Actors - 1) Set limited, positive goals 2) Direct the actor’s attention to a particular kind of action 3) Suggest a different subtext 4) Remind cast members where their character has just come from 5) Remind actors that nobody is present 6) Never demonstrate how you’d like something played 7) Never give line readings 8) Never say, "Just be yourself" 9) Never ask for something "smaller"
Making a video can be a one person production but the more elaborate your ideas get, the more likely youll need a crew to execute your vision. In this video, we give you a rundown of the basics of how all the work is divided up on a basic crew. See the full lesson: https://vimeo.com/videoschool/lesson/431/whos-who-on-a-movie-crew Music from archive.org creative commons community music.