Two people talking. Assuming 15 to 20 pages, you could do a rehearsal on the first half
of the first day. Then shoot for a few hours - wide shots. Then a full second day.
You've never done this but I have. I told you years ago you should just jump in and
do it. Get the experience. Even if the...
A wild thing to say for sure.
There are so many terrific movies out there that no one has ever seen because
the (fill in the blank - writer, director, cinematographer...) filmmaker doesn't have
the energy, time and skill to market it.
I, too, would bet that someone could learn the skill of...
A question you ask often. And the answer is always the same:
Aside from the salaries of star actors a movie like "Same Time Next Year"
the budget wouldn't be too big at all. A very small crew, one set and a
short shoot would keep unexpected expenses to almost nothing.
Off the top...
James, everything you suggest is a valid, tested method of getting
people to watch a movie. Marketing is the key and there are nearly
limitless way to market a movie.
You are correct. Most filmmakers aren't good at it. It takes far more
energy, time and skill to promote a movie...
There's no reason that couldn't work
How would you find the movie?
To me that's always the big issue. How does a filmmaker with a great, no-budget movie
get it noticed.
And how many people would be willing to cough up a few coins? How much per month
would you personally cough up? How many...
How many times has the gimmick thought to be dead returned?
Typically this gimmick starts in response to threats to the theater
going audience. 1950's - television. 1980's - home video. But now
with 3D TV (which kind of fizzled didn't it?) who knows? Creators
are always trying to make their...
The reason narration gets "all the hate" is because unproduced writers pitching
their first scripts almost always use narration badly.
"All the hate" comes from screenplay books and writers blogs, not from completed
films. When used well VO narration is terrific - some great examples here...
Hollywood does not scowl at good writing in multiple genres.
Hollywood has changed since the era of Billy Wilder. Can you use
someone in the 21st Century as an example?
You are correct; no matter what ya do, someone will criticize so you
should write what interests you.
This does not sound low...
I saw "The Lieutenant of Inishmore" and "A Behanding in Spokane" in New York
and "Hangman" in London.
I'm glad I didn't see the trailer for "The Banshees of Inisherin" before I saw the
movie - it takes a while to get to the "big moment" and I really couldn't see where
the story was going. So...
It curious to me that I have never talked to anyone who is adamant about producing
a feature film completely alone. So that skews my perspective. However, almost every
single person I've talked to over the years who wants to make a feature film doesn't
follow logic. Creative people can be...
I've had people back out of projects for many different reasons.
"My boyfriend doesn't want me to spend so much time each day"
"I didn't think it was going to this hard"
"I thought making a movie would be fun. This one isn't."
"Sorry, but I just can't take another day off work."
"When you said...
It could possibly cost $100. It could possibly cost $1,000.
Some 10-15 minute short films may take only a few hours and someone
looking to add to their experience and resume may do it for a hundred bucks.
Some may take 15 to 20 hours of work. Someone with some experience
may charge $25 to $40...
Some short films produce fame and fortune in the same way a five
minute standup comedy act produces fame and fortune. A short film
can get into a festival, be seen by the right people and the film maker
produces a film (or films) that produces good money and fame.
I can say the same thing about...
The publisher can give you a link to the file. Just ask.
You don't need to know a ton about the technical process of sound editing but your sound editor will know enough to pull the file from a download if necessary.
Copyright isn't always about revenue – or loss of revenue. Often it's
simply the right of the owner to control how the music is used. So
“it's not like anyone is losing revenue on this” may not be the issue
You can't afford a lawyer so you're asking for some personal...