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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.
178 Episodes
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.
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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