Making Movies on Your Own

Making Movies on Your Own

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You see them on the video shelves, with titles such as Domestic Strangers, The Bride of Frank, The Blood Between Us, Strawberry Estates and Sandman. Skeptically, perhaps, you rent one and slip it into the VCR. Hey, you think, this isn't so bad--sometimes actually quite good. Suddenly, you discover that there is a whole range of movies from filmmakers operating outside the studio system that have their own attractions that the big budget fare can't match. You have, of course, discovered the world of independent filmmaking. Intrigued, you begin thinking that maybe you could do this, maybe you could make an independent feature film. In this work, J.R. Bookwalter, Ronnie Cramer, Mike Gingold, Eric Stanze, Steve Ballot, and 20 others tell what it is really like to make an independent feature. Covering such topics as the script, equipment, actors, publicity, distribution, all facets of production, and budgeting, these indie filmmakers give a virtual how-to for those interested in joining them or just learning more about how those interesting titles end up on video store shelves.Practical Talk from Independent Filmmakers Kevin J. Lindenmuth ... (7) Publicity: (A) Sending out screeners to distributors, giving tapes to cast and crew, which were hundreds of tapes at around $4 per tape to send out ... In fact, I still send out screeners for review to magazines! ... Borrow more money and charge up my credit cards to rent out the editing system and for the aquot;filmlookaquot; process to finish the filmanbsp;...

Title:Making Movies on Your Own
Author:Kevin J. Lindenmuth
Publisher:McFarland - 1998-07-01


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