Act 3

We have talked about how important having a great story is in previous posts. I’m currently going through Martin Scorsese master class and he talks about how you need to have a passion or a burning desire to tell your story as a motion picture. I honestly believe a critical element to getting the story […]

Writing Partners

Over the years I have frequently worked with a writing partner. The reason is that I found the brain storming aspect created a far better story than I could do by myself. Two minds can be better than one. I suspect it had to do with the conversation and being able to bounce ideas off […]

How To Make A Micro Budget Film

Here are a few very important things to keep in mind if you want to make a film on a small budget. ┬áThe first thing I would say is seriously consider thinking about breaking a feature up into 8 sequences or mini movies. In other words you could film 8 shorts and tie them together […]

The Best Film Equipment Ever

I want to get on my soap box for a few minutes. I’m so tired of working with amateur film makers who think the type of equipment being used is important. And it’s across the board. The best film equipment is what ever you own. That doesn’t mean using a credit card and going into […]

Mini Movie Method

One of my favorite concepts for no budget filmmaking is using the mini movie method in crafting the script. The reason is that instead of filming a feature film you can instead film 8 mini movies or AKA shorts. I think this gives a project more of a fighting chance. There are a lot of […]

10 Things To Avoid When Writing Low Budget Scripts

there is nothing more important than having a great script. Oscar award winning actors, the most expensive camera equipment and posh locations don’t make a movie. Let’s be honest here. If you are reading a blog about technology in film making you probably don’t have a lot of money. It used to be that a […]