Category: Budgeting

DA BIZ: Breaking Down the Costs of the Web Series “Video Game High School”

Posted by Anthony - January 10, 2013 - Budgeting, Business, Web Series VGHS_Small-v2

Check out the trailer, then peep the dope infographic below that breaks down the money behind the KickStarter.com funded web series Video Game High School.     I think the below infographic proves 3 things: It takes money to make “movies”. A picture says a thousand words. If you can find a clever way to market your project [...]

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LEARN: Developing a “Down and Dirty” Filmmaking Mindset

Posted by Anthony - October 18, 2012 - Budgeting, Education, Indie Film Bootcamp, Producing KapowScreen1

Down and Dirty filmmaking is not so much a set of specific filmmaking tactics or techniques, but rather a 24/7 mindset that should permeate every aspect of your filmmaking if you have limited resources.  (And let’s be real, almost all of us have limited resources.) One of the guerrilla concepts I discuss in the Indie [...]

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Celtx Pre-Production Software

Posted by Anthony - July 7, 2009 - Budgeting

Every so often Anthony reads about some new software for Down & Dirty filmmakers, and he asks me to check it out. Recently he found Celtx, and I gotta say–this software is pretty damn cool. It’s a veritable Pre-Production playground, and what’s more, it’s free. No, really! Back in March Anastasia posted a round-up of [...]

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Podcast Episode #11 – Pete Chatmon on $$$

Posted by Anthony - May 10, 2008 - Budgeting

There are plenty of sources out there that will tell you the what’s and how’s of putting together a budget and an investor package, but Premium director, Pete Chatmon, breaks down alot of the less tangible aspects of fundraising such as the mental and social aspects that are also required to convince perfect strangers to [...]

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Podcast Episodes #10 & #11 – Show Notes

Posted by Anthony - May 4, 2008 - Budgeting

Here’s a longer printed excerpt from my iTunes podcast Episode #10 and #11 interview with Premium director, Pete Chatmon:Fundraising For Your First Feature:Pete Chatmon Writer/Producer/Director of “Premium” Breaks It Down (*This article was originally printed in the January 2007 print edition of StudentFilmmakers magazine, page 50. Click here to get a copy, so you can [...]

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