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The Indie Film Place Podcast

The Indie Film Place Podcast

Author: Director/Filmmaker Russ Cootey

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Filmmakers / Filmmaking / Indie Film / Film Chat - Practical Filmmaking for the indie filmmaker. Helping to bring Indie Film to the world.
186 Episodes
Having the right lens for the right job is always a point of conversation, or at least thought. Budget and affordability are also a factor. Usually. Let's talk a bit about some lenses that get the job done.
Getting the proper coverage for your film can often be overlooked, especially early on in one's filmmaking career. Let's talk about how to get great coverage.
"An Interview with God" is a great indie film Written and Produced by Ken Aguado, and Directed by Perry Lang. The film is on Netflix, and definitely one to watch. Let's chat with Ken and Perry.
If you are thinking about either buying or renting a high dollar camera, this episode is a must listen. Let's get into the logic of both options.
Can you make a film with zero budget? This is a very common question. Some may say that even if you already have a camera, even a cell phone you already have spent a budget on your film. Let get in to this. Also, this episode is the first video episode on YouTube.
Camera Movement - IFP 181

Camera Movement - IFP 181


Camera movement is just as a crucial piece of the puzzle as any other part of filmmaking. It is part of the character, and helps convey energy and emotion. Let's get into it here.
Recording ADR - IFP 180

Recording ADR - IFP 180


Sometimes you need to record ADR (Additional Dialogue Recording) and sometimes you don't. Either way, recording ADR will be something that sets your film apart from other films that don't. If you are about to shoot your first film, the definitely plan for it. It's not hard to do at all. Let's get into it.
Sound Continuity - IFP 179

Sound Continuity - IFP 179


Having continuity in sound throughout your film is an absolute must! There really is no excuse to have sound that is inconsistant through your film. Let's chat about getting that sound continuity in your finished project.
We've talked about continuity, and we've talked about lighting. Now let's talk about continuity in lighting. This seems to be a very basic thing, but it is surprising how often mistakes are made here. Let's take a look at how it applies to beginners as well as those at the top.
Where do you get your inspiration from? Where do you find it? Is it the same thing that always inspires you? Could it be different things or activities? Let's talk about keeping what inspires us close to us. Also, officially announcing the title and publication date of my new book.
We would never think about starting a film project if we didn't think that we weren't going to finish it. Well things do happen. There are many reasons why this happens. let's discuss how to keep it from happening.
Key Lighting - IFP 175

Key Lighting - IFP 175


Paying attention to key lighting is so crucial. Even if you don't have lighting gear and no budget, your key lighting needs your attention. You may need to use all natural lighting, in which case you need to choose your location accordingly. The character in the frame may be dark and sinister or disconnected, but this needs to be a conscious choice. Let's chat about key lighting.
Being innovative and fresh means you gotta break some rules. There is only one rules that can't be broken in filmmaking. Let's chat about that, and breaking all the other rules.
The casting process is certainly one of the most important pieces of filmmaking. It is also one of the most stressful. We have so much at our disposal today to eliminate a huge amount of that stress. Let's chat about casting.
I have had this idea of writing a book kicking around in my head for some time now. As with directing, I thought that it would be later on. Well this is one of those things that just wants out now. It has to be shared, so here we go.
"THE INTERVIEWER" is a short film that focuses on our preconceived ideas of what is normal. It deals with our tendencies to judge others by how we see them on the outside.This is a must see film.
Director Ben Rock is a great guy, and a talented Director/Filmmaker. His short film "Future Boyfriend" is in The screening Room. Check out this interview with Ben. I had a great time, and you will enjoy it as well.
There is a time to buy, and there is a time to DIY. A few years ago it really made more sense to make as much as you can yourself. Now there are companies that offer decent products at a more affordable rate. Sometimes it may make sense just to buy something and other times you just gotta DIY.
"FUTURE BOYFRIEND" directed by Ben Rock is a really cool Sci-Fi short film with a great story. Shot in one location, this film tells a very good story in a cool and interesting way.
Music is a part of our film that we just simply cannot forget about. Many first time indie filmmakers sometimes tend to either forget about, or just not give much attention to. This is as crucial as any other part of filmmaking.
Comments (4)

Anthony Demings

Film Techology has changed so much it makes sense to rent video equipment.

Aug 13th
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Todd David Jackson

of course , because we are society that has to constantly be fed knowledge, all shapes and forms...

Jul 6th
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