More Quotes For Road Dog

“Kelley Baker is a storyteller par excellence – on film and now in prose. In Road Dog we have the pleasure of journeying with “the Angry Filmmaker” as he careens across the American landscape with his dog Moses. I felt like I was riding shotgun the whole time. Awesome fun and also quite touching, too. A love poem to a special canine and to the open road.” – Beth Harrington, Independent Filmmaker

“Kerouac meets Truffaut in this road trip gem. All the ache and passion of film-making, heart-felt by independent filmmaker, Kelley Baker on a trip across America. Enjoy this read as I did on this road well-traveled.” – Paul Diener, Producer

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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.

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

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…

Hey Look! You Can Download a PDF of My 1st Book For a Mere $1.99

And that’s a great deal. I should know I wrote the damn thing!

 

(You can also download The AFSG Part Two: for $2.99. Check out Book Downloads under Cool Crap to Own.)

Book Cover

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.”

– – from The Introduction

 

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. Continue reading “Hey Look! You Can Download a PDF of My 1st Book For a Mere $1.99”

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/

Continue reading “I’ve Only Got Four Links to Articles That Filmmakers Should Read.”

The Seven Deadly Sins of Filmmaking Podcast #3

This is Podcast #3 and 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 “Have A Script.” Cause remember, if you don’t have a good script you can’t make a good movie).

 

The Seven Deadly Sins of Filmmaking #3 Have A Script

 

Go ahead, click on it. Don’t be afraid…

The Seven Deadly Sins of Filmmaking Podcast Part Two

This is Podcast #2 and 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 two, William decided we should record a group of Podcasts about some of the most common problems we see.

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 “What Story Are We Telling.”

 

7 Deadly Sins of Filmmaking Part Two: What Story are We Telling

 

Go ahead, click on it. Don’t be afraid…

My Five “Go To” Books on Writing

Here in no particular order are my five favorite books on writing.

 

1.)  Strunk & White – The Elements of Style

2.)  Stephen King – On Writing

3.)  Ray Bradbury – Zen in the Art of Writing

4.)  William Akers – Your Screenplay Sucks!: 100 Ways to Make It Great.

5.)  Blake Snyder – Save The Cat!

 

There are a lot of other writing books out there and I’m sure you have all sorts of favorites, but these are mine, the ones I keep near my desk. In fact I’ve been known to re-read various parts of these books in the evenings just because…

As a filmmaker I write every day. I know that by writing every day I’m getting better. At least I hope I am.

It doesn’t matter what you’re writing, novels, screenplays, or short stories you need to read The Elements of Style. It’s about proper use of language. It’s been around for decades and I really can’t think of another book that covers what it does. It is my go-to-book if I have questions. I have the third edition, which is copyrighted in 1979…

I’m not a fan of most of Stephen King’s novels.  Not that I have anything against him, I’m just not a big fan of the horror genre. I like his short stories a lot and I have a ton of respect for him as a writer. Continue reading “My Five “Go To” Books on Writing”