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    Here's How to Find What You Need for Your Indie Production at a Thrift Shop

    Indiewire is a huge fan of filmmaker Joey Shanks who makes instructional videos for fellow DIY filmmakers. Last month we showed you a video tutorial Shanks made of different tips and tricks one can use to make films, so we're excited to share his latest video (which he produced in association with P...

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    Exclusive: Indiegogo Releases Free Handbook for Filmmakers on How to Crowdfund

    Indiegogo has released the Indiegogo Film Handbook which provides tips for filmmakers on how to crowdfund their next project. We've got an exclusive excerpt.

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    Project of the Day: 'Stinking Heaven'

    Here's your daily dose of an indie film in progress; at the end of the week, you'll have the chance to vote for your favorite.

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    Tribeca Film Festival: 'Palo Alto' DP Autumn Durald On Being a Female Cinematographer

    We talk to cinematographer Autumn Durald about her collaboration with Gia Coppola on "Palo Alto," which is screening at The Tribeca Film Festival.

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    How Did the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival Filmmakers Crowdfund (If At All?)

    We break down which films at Tribeca Film Festival used which crowdfunding platforms (and include links to the original campaign pages), as well as how much they raised.

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    8 Tips About How to Make a Micro-Budget Action Film

    As indie filmmakers, we’re often minimized to shooting in contained spaces with no extras, no stunts, no effects, and no elaborate props or design. Great limitations that have made for some incredibly brilliant films throughout the years.

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    'Die Hard,' '8 Mile' and 'Alice in Wonderland': Here Are the Films That Inspired This Year's Tribeca Filmmakers

    The 2014 Tribeca Film Festival filmmakers reval to Indiewire the films that inspired them.

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    What's The Best Film School for Filmmakers (If Any)? Here's What This Year's Tribeca Film Festival Filmmakers Say

    Plenty of aspiring directors pay attention to where the modern giants of independent cinema went, but sometimes it's more valuable to hear from new directors who are just starting to make names for themselves.

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    Project of the Day: 'Peter and John'

    Here's your daily dose of an indie film in progress; at the end of the week, you'll have the chance to vote for your favorite.

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    9 Things Heard at Tribeca's 'The Art of Sound Design & Music' Panel with Skip Lievsay and Susan Jacobs

    When most film fanatics think of their favorite films' technical aspects, they think visually: compositions, montage, special effects, and so on. But sound is just as integral to the makeup of a film's environment as images, and Tribeca's recent panel on sound design and music helped illustrate th...

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