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The Indie Film Place Podcast

The Indie Film Place Podcast

Author: Director/Filmmaker Russ Cootey

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Indie Film Talk, Interviews with filmmakers and others in the industry, product reviews, and more. Low to No Budget Practical Filmmaking for the indie filmmaker. Helping to bring Indie Film to the world.
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Getting great sound for little to no budget has always been a challenge. It really doesn't have to be. You can get pro sound with very little investment. Especially compared to just a few years ago. Let's get into it.
"PICTURES" directed by S.L. Allred is another of those films that I like to spotlight because of it's minimalistic approach. This is a premise that could have ended up cliche' but because of the thought and creativity behind it, is a good short film. Check it out in The Screening Room.
We are back in The Screening Room with a very cool short film titled "THE SNAPSHOT". Check it out!!!
Director Hicham Hajji Just finished his feature film directorial debut "REDEMPTION DAY". This film Stars Gary Dourdan, Andy Garcia, Robert Knepper, and Ernie Hudson. Hicham chats with us about the film, and tackling a film like this, and directing the cast.
Your role as director has many aspects, but it all boils down to one thing. You are the creative guide for all involved. Let's chat about it.
One of the first things that we learn, or at least should learn as an indie filmmaker is to know your audience. Who are you making your film for? Let's get into that.
Lighting the interior of a car at night can be tricky. We like to see our subjects, but we want it to look natural. There is nothing like unnatural light to take us out of the moment. Let's chat about this.
HAPPY NEW YEAR! - IFP 188

HAPPY NEW YEAR! - IFP 188

2019-12-3100:06:55

Happy New Year! I hope you had a great holiday season, and wishing you a very happy new year!
The power of light is so much more than just setting up proper lighting, or using natural light to shoot a scene. We light with a purpose. Let's get into it.
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

2019-11-0600:16:06

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

2019-10-3000:18:44

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

2019-10-2400:18:35

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.
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