The Seven Deadly Sins of Filmmaking #8 Podcast

 

If it’s Monday then this must be Podcast #8.

Yes, I took some time off, it’s summer but I’m back and I’ll be posting the next few each week and we’ll see where we end up. So anyway…

Once again I will recap how these Podcasts came about for those who haven’t heard or can’t read…

A couple years ago after watching hundreds of students films and films by new filmmakers, William Akers (Author of Your Screenplay Sucks!) sat down and wrote out The Seven Deadly Sins of Filmmaking for his students. His goal was to put a laminated list of these sins in to every camera bag at school so when students went out on their shoots they would have one more reminder of things not to do.

He passed his list around to some of his friends and other Independent Filmmakers in the film business for input and we added more until the list swelled to eighteen.

On one of my frequent trips to Nashville over a glass of wine or four, William decided we should record a group of Podcasts.

William continues to call it The Seven Deadly Sins of Filmmaking (even though there are eighteen) because it has such a classical sound to it.

For the next couple months I’m going to re-post these, one every week, so come back and listen. And if you can’t stand the suspense and want to listen to them all at once, you’ll find them all here on my website under the menu button that says, PODCASTS.

I’m sure you have other Filmmaking Sins that are not included in our list but we think this is a pretty good place to start. So gather round filmmakers and take a listen. This shit is more entertaining than sitting in a classroom.

This weeks edition is called “Never Cast People Who Are The Wrong Age”

What the Hell does this mean? Really? You have no idea?

Re-write for the character. If you can’t get the right person to play a part you’ve written, then re-write the part. Always pick the best Actor!  But wait there’s more.  And for that…   Listen to the damn podcast!

We’ll be getting in to production stuff, yeah actual filmmaking, coming up in later podcasts.

The 7 Deadly Sins of Filmmaking # Eight – Never Cast People Who Are The Wrong Age

 

Go ahead, click on it. Don’t be afraid. It’s just some good old filmmaking advice from your favorite Angry Filmmaker.

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Check in later this week for articles links and more film related stuff.

Five Links to Articles That Real Filmmakers Need to Read

 

If you’re a Poser or think you know all of this shit cause you’ve watched a bunch of DVD extras then don’t fucking bother. If you actually want to learn something then check these articles out.

Eight Legal Tips for Documentary Filmmakers

http://www.indiewire.com/article/8-legal-tips-for-documentary-filmmakers-20150709

 

Attention Documentary Filmmakers: Four Things to Understand About Fair Use

http://www.indiewire.com/article/attention-documentary-filmmakers-4-things-to-understand-about-fair-use-20150402

4 Tactics For Talking To Your Audience When You Run Out Of Things To Say

http://www.seedandspark.com/content/4-tactics-talking-your-audience-when-you-run-out-things-say?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20150701

FanDependent Films – A New Distribution tool?

http://fandependent.tumblr.com/

More John Cassavetes work -

http://www.cinephiliabeyond.org/john-cassavetes-the-man-and-his-work/

A special thanks to Indiewire, Seed & Spark, Fandependent, The Film Collaborative, Sherry Candler, and John Rangel for turning me on to these articles.

You can thank me later. And keep coming back to my website and checking out the blog. You never know what you might learn here…

The Seven Deadly Sins of Filmmaking Podcast #7

 

If it’s Monday then this must be Podcast #7.

Once again I will recap how these Podcasts came about for those who haven’t heard or can’t read…

A couple years ago after watching hundreds of students films and films by new filmmakers, William Akers (Author of Your Screenplay Sucks!) sat down and wrote out The Seven Deadly Sins of Filmmaking for his students. His goal was to put a laminated list of these sins in to every camera bag at school so when students went out on their shoots they would have one more reminder of things not to do.

He passed his list around to some of his friends and other Independent Filmmakers in the film business for input and we added more until the list swelled to eighteen.

On one of my frequent trips to Nashville over a glass of wine or four, William decided we should record a group of Podcasts.

William continues to call it The Seven Deadly Sins of Filmmaking (even though there are eighteen) because it has such a classical sound to it.

For the next couple months I’m going to re-post these, one every week, so come back and listen. And if you can’t stand the suspense and want to listen to them all at once, you’ll find them all here on my website under the menu button that says, PODCASTS.

I’m sure you have other Filmmaking Sins that are not included in our list but we think this is a pretty good place to start. So gather round filmmakers and take a listen. This shit is more entertaining than sitting in a classroom.

This weeks edition is called “Cut All Boring And Obvious Dialogue”

What the Hell does this mean? Really? You have no idea?

Listen to the damn podcast!

This is all shit you need to think about when you’re writing your screenplay. If you’re a screenwriter that is…

We’ll be getting in to production stuff, yeah actual filmmaking, coming up in later podcasts.

The Seven Deadly Sins of Filmmaking #7 – - Cut all Boring and Obvious Dialogue

 

Go ahead, click on it. Don’t be afraid. It’s just some good old filmmaking advice from your favorite Angry Filmmaker.

And don’t forget to share and/or like me on Facebook.

Now you kids get off my lawn!

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I am the poster boy for bad decision-making in the Independent Film world!

 

I have made eight short films, three features and a couple of documentaries, along with a ton of corporate videos, and commercials. I have whored myself on other people’s movies for the last 20+ years. There are certain truths I have learned, and certain things and people I shouldn’t have listened to.

I have messed up my life financially, emotionally, and probably physically and it’s all been for my love of movies. My movies.”

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Kelley Baker is the Angry Filmmaker. But his independent films are not angry, they’re honest. He’s angry at the state of independent film. For Baker, it’s about telling the story, not what actors are starring in it.

Kelley Baker worked in Hollywood for 20 years. He’s well known for being the sound designer on six of Gus Van Sant’s feature films, including My Own Private Idaho, Goodwill Hunting and Finding Forrester. He’s also made numerous award winning short films and 3 of his own independent feature films. The latest, Kicking Bird, was made with a budget of $6000 and has played to international audiences. … More

Four Links to Articles Filmmakers Need to Read. And Carl Reiner!

I’ve got four decent articles for you all this week. Okay, one of them isn’t really decent but I added it anyway…

This one will make your day…

Ten Documentarians Who Were Sued By The Subjects Of Their Films.

All of these films are good and you should check them out, but beware when you’re making a documentary that your subjects don’t come back and bite you…

http://www.toptenz.net/top-10-documentarians-who-were-sued-by-the-subjects-of-their-films.php

How to Win At Film Festival Roulette: Stacking Your Odds At The Top Festivals.

This breaks down the some of the major domestic festivals and how many films were bought and by who. It also talks about what types of films are usually selected by these festivals. Interesting reading.

http://www.indiewire.com/article/how-to-win-at-film-festival-roulette-stacking-your-odds-at-the-top-fests-20150626

Indiewire’s 20 Best docs so far in 2015…

I fucking hate lists like these. Who are the judges here and who do the filmmakers know to get put on to this list? I don’t trust lists like these but if you’re curious here is your so-called competition bitches!

http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/the-20-best-documentaries-of-2015-so-far-20150618?page=4

Fifteen Things Every Producer Should Know (from Moviemaker Magazine)

This is from a panel and all of the information is pretty good even though these producers are talking about dealing with budgets bigger than anything most of us will ever have. Still this shit is good to know.

http://www.moviemaker.com/archives/moviemaking/producing/2015-produced-by-conference-15-things-every-producer-should-know/

I’ll try and get more for next week, but until then why don’t we all learn a little about screenwriting from Carl Reiner. Here is a piece where Carl talks about his work. And if you don’t know who Carl Reiner is you should be ashamed of yourself!

You’re welcome!

 

I would like to thank The Film Collaborative, Moviemaker magazine, Indiewire, and Carl Reiner because I can…

The Seven Deadly Sins of Filmmaking Podcast #6

If it’s Monday then this must be Podcast #6.

For the sixth time, I will recap how these Podcasts came about for those who haven’t heard or can’t read…

A couple years ago after watching hundreds of students films and films by new filmmakers, William Akers (Author of Your Screenplay Sucks!) sat down and wrote out The Seven Deadly Sins of Filmmaking for his students. His goal was to put a laminated list of these sins in to every camera bag at school so when students went out on their shoots they would have one more reminder of things not to do.

He passed his list around to some of his friends and other Independent Filmmakers in the film business for input and we added more until the list swelled to eighteen.

On one of my frequent trips to Nashville over a glass of wine or four, William decided we should record a group of Podcasts.

William continues to call it The Seven Deadly Sins of Filmmaking (even though there are eighteen) because it has such a classical sound to it.

For the next couple months I’m going to re-post these, one every week, so come back and listen. And if you can’t stand the suspense and want to listen to them all at once, you’ll find them all here on my website under the menu button that says, PODCASTS.

I’m sure you have other Filmmaking Sins that are not included in our list but we think this is a pretty good place to start. So gather round filmmakers and take a listen. This shit is more entertaining than sitting in a classroom.

This weeks edition is called “Put Conflict In Every Scene”

What the Hell does this mean? What do you think it means. Listen to the damn podcast!

This is all shit you need to think about when you’re writing your screenplay. If you’re a screenwriter that is…

We’ll be getting in to production stuff, yeah actual filmmaking, coming up in later podcasts.

The Seven Deadly Sins of Filmmaking# Six – Put Conflict in Every Scene

 

Go ahead, click on it. Don’t be afraid. It’s just some good old filmmaking advice from your favorite Angry Filmmaker.

The Seven Deadly Sins of Filmmaking Podcast #5

If it’s Monday then this must be Podcast #5.

I know it’s Tuesday but my daughter graduated College last week and I took a week off and I’m a little slow this week.

Hey! You’re lucky I’m even posting these at all!

Anyway…

Once again I will recap how these Podcasts came about for those who haven’t heard…

A couple years ago after watching hundreds of students films and films by new filmmakers, William Akers (Author of Your Screenplay Sucks!) sat down and wrote out The Seven Deadly Sins of Filmmaking for his students. His goal was to put a laminated list of these sins in to every camera bag at school so when students went out on their shoots they would have one more reminder of things not to do.

He passed his list around to some of his friends in the film business for input and we added more until the list swelled to eighteen.

On one of my frequent trips to Nashville over a glass of wine or four, William decided we should record a group of Podcasts.

William continues to call it The Seven Deadly Sins of Filmmaking (even though there are eighteen) because it has such a classical sound to it.

For the next couple months I’m going to re-post these one per week, so come back and listen. And if you can’t stand the suspense and want to listen to them all at once, you’ll find them here on my website under the menu button that says, PODCASTS.

I’m sure you have other Filmmaking Sins that are not included in our list but we think this is a pretty good place to start. So gather round filmmakers and take a listen. This shit is more entertaining than sitting in a classroom.

This weeks edition is called “And Superman Flies Off The Houseboat!”

What the Hell does this mean?

This is all shit you need to deal with when you’re writing your screenplay. We’ll be getting in to production stuff, yeah actual filmmaking, coming up in later podcasts.

The Seven Deadly Sins of Filmmaking #5  – And Superman Flies Off the Houseboat

 

Go ahead, click on it. Don’t be afraid. It’s just some good old filmmaking advice…

I’ve Only Got Four Links to Articles That Filmmakers Should Read.

Hey everyone it’s time again for some links to interesting articles for Filmmakers and Documentary Filmmakers. You really should be reading this stuff, there is some good filmmaking advice here…

So here we go.

Thoughts on Distribber.

Well worth the few minutes it will take to read it.

http://www.filmmakingstuff.com/distribber/ 

Why You Should NOT Shoot 4K if You’re an Indie Filmmaker.

This article has a lot of great info about shooting 4K that I didn’t know about, especially when it comes to post-production costs. It’s from a panel that was done at Sundance in 2014 and you know how I feel about Sundance… but the panel seems pretty good.I’ll probably go back and listen to the entire panel discussion, there is a YouTube link at the end of the article.

http://www.mentorless.com/2014/04/14/shoot-4k-youre-indie-filmmaker/

Film Marketing Success: The One Thing You Must Do To Succeed At A Film Market.

Well this is some common sense, but then again most filmmakers don’t do their homework, so maybe you had better read this…

http://goodinaroom.com/blog/film-market/

… More

The Seven Deadly Sins of Filmmaking Podcast #4

If it’s Monday then this must be Podcast #4.

Once again I will recap how these Podcasts came about for those who haven’t heard any of these yet…

A couple years ago after watching hundreds of students films and films by new filmmakers, William Akers (Author of Your Screenplay Sucks!) sat down and wrote out The Seven Deadly Sins of Filmmaking for his students. His goal was to put a laminated list of these sins in to every camera bag at school so when students went out on their shoots they would have one more reminder of things not to do.

He passed his list around to some of his friends in the film business for input and we added more until the list swelled to eighteen.

On one of my frequent trips to Nashville over a glass of wine or four, William decided we should record a group of Podcasts.

William continues to call it The Seven Deadly Sins of Filmmaking (even though there are eighteen) because it has such a classical sound to it.

For the next couple months I’m going to re-post these one per week, so come back and listen. And if you can’t stand the suspense and want to listen to them all at once, you’ll find them here on my website under the menu button that says, PODCASTS.

I’m sure you have other Filmmaking Sins that are not included in our list but we think this is a pretty good place to start. So gather round filmmakers and take a listen. This shit is more entertaining than sitting in a classroom.

This weeks edition is called “The Good Guy Must Want Something.”

You need to deal with this when you’re writing your screenplay. We’ll be getting in to production stuff, yeah actual filmmaking, coming up in later podcasts.

Remember if the Good Guy Doesn’t Want Anything, you don’t have much of a film…

The Seven Deadly Sins of Filmmaking #4 The Good Guy Must Want Something

 

Go ahead, click on it. Don’t be afraid. It’s just some good old filmmaking advice…

William Goldman on Screenwriting

Hey Kids, Do you want to know about screenwriting? Well this is the guy!

It doesn’t get much better than this.

William Goldman wrote the screenplays for; The Princess Bride, Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid, Harper, A Bridge Too Far, Misery and countless others.

He also wrote a great book called Adventures In The Screen Trade.

This guy is an amazing writer and he’s got good things to say.

If you want to be a writer, or think you’re a writer, well maybe you better read this.

You’re welcome.

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