Although I’d played around with 8mm film as a kid, I got my first taste of real filmmaking — of telling a story with sound and images — in 1972, during my senior year in college.[ Read More → ]
If you want to be an independent filmmaker in today’s rapidly changing environment, you face a very steep learning curve. Even experienced filmmakers are throwing up their hands in despair, and if I see another death-of-cinema article in a national magazine I think I’m going to scream.[ Read More → ]
It’s sad that so many good films never get beyond the festival circuit. They get a buzz, some nice reviews, maybe even win an award, but they don’t get distribution deals and then they disappear, never to be seen again. Many filmmakers still think that their job is finished when the film is done, that it’s somebody else’s job to promote it. That’s where they’re wrong.[ Read More → ]
TED HOPE ON A SUSTAINABLE FILMMAKING CAREER The indie film guru discusses how to make a living as a creative filmmaker.
MORE TED HOPE 19 Things Regarding Our Current Culture That Should Completely Alter Your Creative & Entrepreneurial Practice.
HOW THE INTERNET DESTROYED THE MIDDLE CLASS by tech guru Jaron Lanier, author of “You Are Not A Gadget.”
THE DISTRIBUTION STRANGLEHOLD Interesting post about the politics of theatrical and DVD distribution on Pete Roberts‘ DVDActive blog.