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    How an Oscar-Nominated Editor Made the Transition to Directing

    In a guest post, Academy Award-nominated editor Saar Klein writes about making the transition from editing to directing with his film "After The Fall."

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    How to Raise the Private Capital to Produce and Sell a Film

    Things are tough out there. But in this guest post, Matthew Helderman of Buffalo 8 Productions and Bondit explains how all is not lost and it's still possible to find financing.

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    Attention, Filmmakers: Here's How to Shoot in a Confined Space (and What Gear You Need)

    In a guest post, "Room 105" producer Doug Fox provides advice for how to shoot an indie in a small space (such as a motel room) and make it look like a big budget film.

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    Attention, Filmmakers: Put These Authentic Space Sounds in Your Movie for FREE (Thanks NASA!)

    The Eagle has landed...these awesome sounds from space (for free!).

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    Advice from Women Directors: 'Don't Listen to Naysayers…Just Do It."

    The 22nd annual Raindance Film Festival was the perfect place to catch up with some female filmmakers from around the world at different places in their careers.

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    Patrick Wilson and Brooklyn Decker Reveal How to Shoot a Sex Scene (NSFW)

    Ever wonder what it looks like when they shoot a sex scene? Check out this behind-the-scenes look at what goes into filming an erotic moment for the upcoming "Stretch," directed by Joe Carnahan.

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    Here's Why Reality TV is An Ideal Day Job for Indie Filmmakers

    Working in reality TV can be a great training ground (and a sweet day job) for indie filmmakers. In a guest post, director Seth Grossman explains why.

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    How to Make a Monster: Tips for Creating DIY Special Effects

    Director/producer/co-writer James Sizemore taught himself from scratch on how to do the makeup and effects for his film "Demon's Rook," which was recently released on iTunes and VOD by Tribeca Film. Here in a guest post for Indiewire, Sizemore explains how to create DIY special effects.

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    'Gone Girl' DP Jeff Cronenweth on Digital Vs. Film and Working with David Fincher

    "Gone Girl" marks Academy Award-nominated cinematographer Jeff Cronenweth's fourth collaboration with David Fincher. Indiewire spoke to the lauded DP about his work on the film, which hits theaters today after premiering at the New York Film Festival.

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    Attention, Filmmakers: Here's Why Camera Choice Matters

    In this guest post, filmmaker Noam Kroll explains why camera choice can be the most important factor in achieving a beautiful image.

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