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    Watch: Here's How to Re-Create the Special Effects of 'Ghostbusters'

    To celebrate the 30th anniversary of "Ghostbusters," DIY filmmaking/special effects guru Joey Shanks produced this video for PBS Digital Studios, which shows how to recreate the proton streams from the classic comedy.

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    Attention, Filmmakers: Here's How to Shoot Your Film Using Flashlights

    DIY filmmaker Joey Shanks shows you how to use household flashlights to shoot your film.

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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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    Watch: DIY Filmmaking Studio Tricks and Tips in Three Minutes

    Check out filmmaker Joey Shanks latest instructional video featuring DIY filmmaking tricks and tips.

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    Attention Filmmakers: Who Needs a Distributor? Check Out These DIY Digital Distribution Platforms.

    For new filmmakers, finding ways to get people to see their films is just as much of a struggle as making them in the first place. But with the digital shift comes new ways for filmmakers to get their work seen. Here's a round-up of DIY digital platforms.

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    Indie Filmmakers: Why Building Your Audience Is More Valuable Than Promoting Your Film

    The challenge presented to each indie filmmaker is the same. How do I get my work discovered?

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    Attention, Stanley Kubrick Fans, Here's How to Use Front Screen Projection

    Filmmaker Joey Shanks has released his latest experimental/instructional video for fellow DIY filmmakers, and his new video will no doubt delight all of the Stanley Kubrick fans among them.

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    Ted Hope Has 15 Predictions for the Future of Indie Film Over the Next 18 Months

    I have written about the good things in indie film. I have done it quite a bit. I have written about the bad things, and more than several times there too. I have written about the thinkers and doers who are shaping where we are (and will post that later this month). I have examined the cultural c...

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    'Magic Mike' Star's Male Stripper Doc Amongst New Titles Announced for Slamdance's 20th Annual Festival

    The Slamdance Film Festival today announced its Special Screenings, Beyond and Shorts programs for the 20th Festival season including details about the premiere of the DIY documentary, which follows the historical development of the Do- It-Yourself indie film movement.

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