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These days, independent filmmakers have a wide variety of resources at their disposal for achieving a professional look for minimal cost. Online DIY gurus like the folks over at Indymogul and Film Riot have done a ton of homework to bring you no-nonsense, cost-effective ways to build Home Depot versions of the gear the pros use. For our fundraising video we decided to save a few bucks while investigating whether or not DIY Kinos and a shoulder rig would be viable on the actual production.[more... [Read more]

Indie Film Diary: Production - Day 1

May 9, 2013
We packed the night before and hauled everything out to the set bright and early. We had scheduled several interviews for the day along with two scenes and had to test out the lights and build part of the set before the actors arrived at noon. Read more...
A mutual friend put me in touch with a playwright who was looking to make the jump into independent filmmaking. This is usually the part where I roll my eyes and think about the colossal amount of work that goes into producing a film. The playwright turned out to be the owner of an Irish pub I had fond memories of and we sat down to talk over a few pints. He did indeed have a screenplay and I was relieved to find that it was good. As an Irishman who emigrated to the States over 21 years ago,... [Read more]

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