Check out my article on tips for making sure your location is shoot ready over at StudioBinder

In addition to Filmmaking Fool, I occasionally write articles for other sites including this one over at StudioBinder. When I think the articles might be useful for all of you readers here, I’ll point them out! This one is all about assessing your location to see if it’s ready for a shoot. I …

An interview with Porcelain Dalya. How did Dalya get started making films?

As the filmmaking fool, I love sharing my experiences diving into the filmmaking world. I thought it would also be great to share some other start-up stories of filmmakers, writers, cinematographers, festival programmers, actors, and anyone else involved in the film world with you all. I hope to include artists …

How can I use stock footage, and will people notice?

Today, we’re going to talk about using externally licensed stock (or your own reused) footage in your films! (We’ll talk about stock audio another time, but the same principles apply.) Before we get into it, we’ve just come across a great new system, BlackBox, that allows you to upload stock videos …

The kid stays in the picture: Rachel Eddey on breaking your kids into acting

As the filmmaking fool, I love sharing my experiences diving into the filmmaking world. I thought it would also be great to share some other start-up stories of filmmakers, writers, cinematographers, festival programmers, actors, and anyone else involved in the film world with you all. I hope to include artists …

William C. Martel Script Secrets Interview by Film Courage

In my earlier post on jumping into making feature, I noted that William C. Martel wrote my favorite screenwriting book.

Film Courage did some wonderful interviews with him that are incredibly useful for learning how to start writing. Spend a few hours with him and I promise it will be worth it!