So you wanna make an indie film….

Our goal with these blogs is to take you through the filmmaking process, step-by-step, and help you to make your movie.

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On an indie film, your crew is your backbone. On the set of “The Closet”. Some general notes about crew before we define each member’s role/job. You will have to wear many different hats so be ready to jump in. However, trying to everything at once will not work. On the day of the shoot, […]

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Script Break Down

by Michael Neel & Greg Ansin The script breakdown works in conjunction with the storyboards. The script breakdown is the part of the script you’ll be filming from when you say “action” till “cut.” For every shot in your movie. A Story Board from “The Meat Man”. Work from your storyboards to create the breakdown. […]

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Story Boards

by Michael Neel & Greg Ansin Once you have decided on your story, storyboard it in as much detail as possible (SEE EXAMPLE BELOW of what a storyboard can look like). Storyboarding also means including notes and the specific part of the script you will be filming. A binder is a good way to organize […]

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by Michael Neel & Greg Ansin What should I shoot my movie on? First, ask yourself: what is the final broadcast medium of your film? The web? DVD? Digital Theatres? Imax? Because there is a BIG difference in price range in these broadcast mediums. If you still do not know, another question to ask is: […]

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by Michael Neel & Greg Ansin First off, don’t spend what you don’t have. A film is not worth going into debt for thousands of dollars. The financial return on your film will take years, and creditors want their money sooner. Time to chop up the budget. So to figure out what you need, write […]

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To start, there many great books, classes, and websites on screenwriting that are fantastic. Check some out – get exploring!

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