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In Their Own Words: Indie Directors Share Essential Filmmaking Tips

In Their Own Words: Indie Directors Share Essential Filmmaking Tips

From shooting a sex scene to creating DIY special effects, these indie…

5 Tips to Attract Top Talent to Your Low-Budget Feature

5 Tips to Attract Top Talent to Your Low-Budget Feature

Want to attach top talent to your indie project? Read these essential tips…

Here's How This First-Time Director Shot A Feature Film in New York City

Here's How This First-Time Director Shot A Feature Film in New York City

"There is no relaxing on a shoot in NYC."

The 7 Dirty Secrets of Film Financing

The 7 Dirty Secrets of Film Financing

Learn some film financing tips from an industry pro.

Attention, Filmmakers: Here's Why You Should Release Your Movie for Free

Attention, Filmmakers: Here's Why You Should Release Your Movie for Free

"Making your movie available for free shouldn't be seen as a concession of…

This Cinematographer Created An Incredible DIY Camera Rig

This Cinematographer Created An Incredible DIY Camera Rig

While shooting "Singapore Sling," DP Ivan Rodrigues designed a camera rig…

Attention, Filmmakers: Here's the 12-Step Guide to Co-Directing

Attention, Filmmakers: Here's the 12-Step Guide to Co-Directing

Play each other in Mortal Kombat, take the ego out of arguing and most…

9 Tips for Getting the Best Performances in Micro-Budget Features

9 Tips for Getting the Best Performances in Micro-Budget Features

There's a saying that 90 percent of directing actors is finding the right…

He Said, She Said: How to Work with Your Spouse on an Indie Film and Not Kill Each Other

He Said, She Said: How to Work with Your Spouse on an Indie Film and Not Kill Each Other

Lawrence Michael Levine and Sophia Takal are both writers, directors and…

Why You Should Make a DIY Film That Matters

Why You Should Make a DIY Film That Matters

Think you can't make a movie? Think again.

How to Make a Feature Film for $10,000 (Hint: Look on Craigslist)

How to Make a Feature Film for $10,000 (Hint: Look on Craigslist)

"You would be amazed at the film talent you can find on Craigslist."

What It's Like to be a Teenage Filmmaker

What It's Like to be a Teenage Filmmaker

If this 18-year-old from Detroit can make a movie, so can you.

How to Make a Found-Footage Horror Film That's Actually Scary

How to Make a Found-Footage Horror Film That's Actually Scary

"Brew House" will be the first found-footage film to be made in 4K, but…

Attention, Filmmakers: Think Outside the Box When it Comes to Casting

Attention, Filmmakers: Think Outside the Box When it Comes to Casting

In a guest post, award-winning filmmaker Sean Mullin talks about casting his…

How To Make the Jump from a Short to a Sundance Film Festival Feature

How To Make the Jump from a Short to a Sundance Film Festival Feature

"Turbo Kid" from the Montreal RKSS Collective made its World Premiere in the…

Here's How A Group of Students Made This Amazing Short Film Without Any CGI

Here's How A Group of Students Made This Amazing Short Film Without Any CGI

Students from the London Film School adapted a short story about a man who…

Attention, Filmmakers: 4 Tips for Shooting a Sex Scene

Attention, Filmmakers: 4 Tips for Shooting a Sex Scene

Sex is about as natural of a human act as one can imagine, but making it…

How an Oscar-Nominated Editor Made the Transition to Directing

How an Oscar-Nominated Editor Made the Transition to Directing

In a guest post, Academy Award-nominated editor Saar Klein writes about…

'The Act of Killing' Director on Dreams, Recognition and Impact

'The Act of Killing' Director on Dreams, Recognition and Impact

Joshua Oppenheimer, the director of Oscar-nominated documentary "The Act of…

Why It's a Great Time to Be an Independent Filmmaker

Why It's a Great Time to Be an Independent Filmmaker

In a guest post, writer/producer/actress Naomi McDougall Jones explains why…



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