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The Indie Film Place Podcast

The Indie Film Place Podcast

Author: Indie Filmmaker Russ Cootey

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Topical discussion, motivation, DIY and other tutorials, industry interviews, and product reviews. The complete podcast for the independent filmmaker.
160 Episodes
Veteran feature film editor Lawrence Jordan has been in the BIZ for several years, and has worked on many studio films. He has gained a great working knowledge, and loves to share and encourage filmmakers and editors to do what they love. Larry talks with me about filmmaking, editing, and his "Master the Workflow" course on editing, and more. This is really good stuff.
The "HIT RECORD" platform, headed up by Joseph Gordon Levitt is really the ultimate colaborative platform for all artists. This is a community where anyone can take part in, and lend their talents to other artists projects. It doesn't matter if you are a musician, actor, voice actor, painter, or whatever. This platform bring artists from all over the world to colaborate, and do what artists love to do. Create.
Indie film director George Dibble talks about his new film titled "VOLKOV". Join us as we chat about the film, and some behind the scenes stuff. Also, find out more at
Let's chat about community. The indie film community is a unique community. There are many facets and layers within our community. Our community is always changing and growing, and that's what I want to address in this episode.
Filmmaker Eric Toms chats with me about his new film that he just finished shooting in Belgium. We talk about the film as well as his experience with production. We also talk about his monthly short film showcase called "Night of Shorts Night".
Alex Ferrari, filmmaker and host of Indie Film Hustle chats with me about his new film "On the Corner of Ego and Desire". We also discuss the business of filmmaking, being an indie filmmaker, and more. Here are some links for Alex: Indie Film Hustle - Indie Film Hustle TV: Netflix for Filmmakers - Shooting for the Mob - Bulletproof Screenplay -
Special effects can be subject to budget, although small to no budgets also have access to really cool FX techniques. The key is to be true and as real as possible without looking like you're trying to hard to do what you don't have the resources for. Be true, real, and committed to a truthful effect.
The most memorable characters are the ones that are relatable. They may be relatable to us personally, or they may be relatable as someone we know in our lives in some way. Making characters relatable and showing them as human make them memorable.
Filmmaker Usher Morgan (Prego, Pickings) talks about films, filmmaking, and his new book "Lessons from The Set". This book chronicles a filmmaker's journey from idea to distribution, and everything in between.
Let's chat about writing for what you know, real life, genre writing, and writer's block. Have you thought about crossing over genres? If nothing else, it could be a great exercise.
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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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