5 tips for making a killer reel. — Story & Heart Blog. Reels.
Whether you love making them (unlikely) or consistently put them off (very likely), they're the best chance of getting your story across in the shortest amount of time. Last month Story & Heart filmmakers gathered around our digital campfire (aka, our interactive webinars) in the Academy of Storytellers to chat all about reels. We even critiqued a handful of Academy members' films: Shannon P: "I just listened to the webinar and replayed the comments on my reel about 6 times. Lots of great notes, so excited for the challenge of taking my reel to the next level! John F: "Thanks for the review! Big Picture Charity Films. If you are interested in the possibility of Big Picture Charity Films working for your organisation, there is a very simple process to follow: Please read and complete the application form below, answering as openly and honestly as possible.
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All applications are considered by our production team and the board of trustees on a regular basis and applications can only be made once every two years. All applications are dealt with in the strictest of confidence. Cforms contact form by delicious:days. Helioscene. Exclusive Interview: How Films at Sundance Are Kickstarting Their Way to Better Distribution. Independent Filmmaker Project. Video Village, Indie-Style Not every director is suited for low-budget indie filmmaking, and that’s OK if you’re Terrence Malick or David Fincher.
But chances are, you’re not…or not yet, anyway. I get a fair number of calls from biggish directors and producers who are having trouble raising money for their films and want to explore how to make them on the super-cheap. I’ve entertained some of these requests, collecting funny anecdotes along the way, like the director who wanted to fly in stars from another country and rent large trailers for them, but forego unions and production insurance. Or the producer who wanted to cast an actor whose agent demanded $12,000 worth of perks, when our entire costume budget was just $4,000. I’ve now worked with twenty different directors on mostly low-budget indie projects–some of whom I’d like to work with again and again; others, never again. Gamechanger Films Officially Launches, Aims to Fund Female Directors. Data surfaced earlier this year that revealed that only 4.4% of the directors across the top 100 box office films were women, which left many in the industry wondering how to get that number closer to 50.
Aiming to help balance the gender incongruity, a new film fund, Gamechanger Films, which targets narrative feature films directed by women exclusively, launched yesterday. Founded by a group of independent producers, Gamechanger plans on financing these films in hopes that it will turn the tide of film culture by changing perceptions of women in film, hopefully causing long-term change in the industry. Gamechanger Films, based in New York, was founded by producers Julie Parker Benello, Dan Cogan, Geralyn Dreyfous and Wendy Ettinger, and is led by producers Mynette Louie and Mary Jane Skalski. Skalski and Louie offer explanations. The best way to get more women in the director’s chair is to demonstrate to the industry that women directors can be just as financially successful as men. This List of 100+ Indie Producers May Help You Find the Right One for Your Film.
Finding the right producer (or any producer for that matter) for your film can often mean the difference between seeing it blossom or wither away into obscurity.
A distinguished player herself, Producer and President of Gamechanger Films Mynette Louie has not only compiled and shared a list of over 100 independent producers that have track records of getting behind successful indie films, but also offers some excellent advice for those in need of guidance as they search for the right person to back their film.
This is a guest post by Mynette Louie. Perhaps the question I am asked most often is "Can you recommend a producer for my project? " In light of this, I've decided to share this list of 100+ American independent film producers I've compiled over the years. Finally Understands in 5min the Difference Between a Producer, an Executive Producer & a Line Producer. Film credits can get confusing, especially when it comes to the producing side of the process.
Between the Producers, the Creative Producers, the Line Producers and the Executive Producers, it is sometimes tricky to visualize who does what. Fortunately, Beasts of the Southern Wild and High Maintenance Producer, Michael Gottwald gave a class on Producing An Indie Film From The Grassroots Up at Creative Live where he explains what are the responsibilities tied up to each title. Watch the video and see below for a recap: The Executive Producer The Executive Producer is usually a person who does have a financial interest in a film or maybe they are a person who gathered money for the film. The Producer.
My RØDE Reel is Back, Only This Time with $200K in Gear to Give Away.