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Indie Movie Making – Personal Creative Goals

May 12, 2010 by  
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Indie movie making, also known as independent filmmaking, is much more about creativity and short films than Hollywood productions. Most indie movie making projects wind up being about social issues and documentary-style projects that are less fictional or at least reality-based fiction of some kind. An independent film can be anything that you want it to be, and you need to take stock of your personal creative goals in order to become successful in your film production. Low budget movies don’t have to be bad movies. In fact, some of the best movies ever made were done on small budgets. You just have to know how to make an impression and market yourself and your film.

When it comes to indie movie making, there are many different ways to increase interest in your projects. One of the best resources for low budget films and independent movies is the online viral video. YouTube is the perfect place to promote your indie movie making project, because you can show clips, trailers, interviews, and even just talk about your movie in the videos that you post. This will get people interested and help increase your traffic so that your movie gets more exposure.

These indie movie making projects are creatively independent, which means that all of the decisions are up to you. If you don’t want to compromise your filmmaking by giving into the whims of whatever Hollywood wants, you can count on independent films to let you have creative control of the entire project. Of course, an independent film is no good if it isn’t noticed. It’s nice to think that the satisfaction and accomplishment of getting a movie produced is enough, but that’s rarely the case. Every indie movie making project is an attempt to gain the most opportunities and interest possible in the hopes that the movie will be wildly successful.

Indie movie making is very personal and different for everyone. However, you need to take advantage of all of the resources that you can find so that you can make the most of your film projects,indie movie making projects, no matter what they might be. You can take your finished film to many film events and independent film festivals to have it shown in the hopes that it will generate a substantial following. Of course, if you don’t have the right foundation or take advantage of resources like YouTube to promote your you won’t get far at all.

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Filmmaking Book – Reading Up on Your Craft

May 12, 2010 by  
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A filmmaking book will be your best friend if you are learning out to work in the entertainment industry. 20 years ago, there were no real books or resources on how to become successful in filmmaking or movie production, but today that has changed completely. There are plenty of different books available for you to choose from, no matter what you might be looking to learn. With so many resources at your fingertips, you can learn everything that you need to know about motion picture production, filmmaking, screenwriting, and more.

Take the time to research and find the best filmmaking book or books for your chosen field. You can learn all kinds of information and read as many books as you like. You can find a filmmaking book about networking and pitching ideas to potential buyers, as well as the basics of movie production, scriptwriting, and other aspects of the career. There are books that can teach you everything at once, as well as books that can teach you one thing at a time. With all of these options to choose from, it has never been easier to get your foot in the door of the elusive movie industry.

In the past, filmmaking book resources did not exist. You were only able to get into the prestigious Hollywood industry if you knew people, got discovered, or worked your way through the ranks by learning secrets as you went along. The motion picture production process was very secretive and the industry was exclusive, to say the least. Today, these things are still true, but with the right filmmaking book you have a much better chance of getting into this highly competitive industry if you are willing to take the time to learn.

Finding the right filmmaking book is a personal decision that you’ll have to make for yourself. Everyone has different ideas of what they expect from their research and education, and you might want to learn something different than others. If you are looking for a filmmaking book that exclusively deals with scriptwriting or screenwriting, for example, you will have to make a note of that as you are shopping for books. It doesn’t really matter which types of books you choose to work with, because there is something out there for everyone as long as you take the time to look. Learn everything that you need to know about video cameras, editing and distribution, filmmaking events, networking and more with a filmmaking book today.

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Filmmaking Books – Resources and Tools to Help the Process

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Writing a screenplay is not an easy task, by any means. Fortunately, there are resources available to help people who enjoy making movies, short films, and writing filmmaking books. MWP Filmmaking books are available in many different styles and types, enabling you to learn about a variety of filmmaking subjects including making movies, film equipment, film events, production, screenwriting, and other areas of the craft. Filmmaking books were not popular until about two decades ago, and the secrets of Hollywood were exactly that: secrets. Today, people who make viral videos on sites like YouTube can now learn how to turn their hobby into a career with the help of these books.

You can find filmmaking books on just about any topic that you could imagine, and utilizing these resources is going to provide you with a much better chance of a successful career in filmmaking. Filmmaking books certainly aren’t a golden ticket to success, but they are definitely a MUST for anyone who wants to learn the tricks of the trade of filmmaking or film books. Becoming a film book writer is no easy task and even those who simply ‘get discovered’ need to continue to perfect their skills by studying the masters.

Take the time to read up on the craft with the variety of filmmaking books that are out there and you, too, will be more successful in your career. Viral videos and internet sites like YouTube are creating the next generation of successful filmmakers, but when you want to take your talents beyond YouTube, you’ve got to know where to start. You can learn everything about the entertainment industry, film equipment and events, production and directing, screenwriting, and more when you read filmmaking books.

Filmmaking books will give you the chance to learn the subtle nuances of the industry. If you truly want to become a successful filmmaker or author, you have to combine your creativity and passion with the knowledge that it takes to become successful in such a highly competitive industry. There is no limit to what you can do with the right tools and resources, and filmmaking books are sure to give you plenty of the education that you need. Of course, taking courses can be helpful as well, but all the hints, tips, and industry secrets that you need to know can generally be found in the filmmaking books that you can buy through online bookstores like Mwp.com.

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Film Script Writing – What Works, What Doesn’t

May 12, 2010 by  
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Film script writing is not easy. In fact, this is one of the most complicated and challenging types of creative writing productions that you can take on. You should learn how to develop ideas, brainstorm, and look at the bigger picture while also being able to zoom in on the little details in your mind. You should know your genres, and know which ones you want to work in. When it comes to film script writing, you can easily make your end product much better if you already know what you’re dealing with.

By choosing film script writing projects in genres that you are familiar with, you will save yourself a lot of research and avoid many common errors that vary from one genre to the next. You should also think about what actors might want to be in your movie, or which people would fit the parts that you have created best. There is a lot of thought and creativity that goes into film script writing, and you should be able to take the words of your script and create a blueprint, if you will, that shows you what every little detail will look like in the form of a film once it is off paper.

Film script writing can go very wrong if you try to do something that you’re not familiar with. Writing about topics or within genres that you don’t understand or know much about might seem like a fun challenge to broaden your horizons, but it can actually prove to be detrimental to your final product because the quality won’t be as high. You should never just write a script and be done with it. You have to have a vision, and turn that vision into a script. Once you have done that, you must make that script become a reality that is aligned with your vision that you initially had.

Successful film script writing takes a lot of effort. You cannot rush through the process or try writing scripts that you know nothing about. The best stories come from people who have experience or knowledge of a topic, or who write about personal experiences for the ultimate knowledge of what is going on. Becoming a screenwriter is not going to be easy, but by knowing what works and what doesn’t it should be much simpler than it would be otherwise. Keep these things in mind when working on your film script writing projects.

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Writing Screenplay – Writing a Saleable Screenplay

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Writing screenplay pieces is not something that everyone is capable of. There are many different ways to go about writing a screenplay, but you need to know the basics in order to become successful. Furthermore, it isn’t just about writing a script or learning how to screenwrite so that you can produce a finished product. The goal in this is to ensure that you learn how to write a screenplay that will SELL. It doesn’t matter if your script is the most compelling, grammatically correct and best formatted if you don’t write it to sell.

You have to become a bit of a salesperson when it comes to writing screenplay pieces. You will need to make sure that your script captivates buyers and catches people’s interest so that they want to know more. You can research writing hints and tips to help in the process, but not everything that you find will be useful. You really need to focus on structure development, character development, plot, and developing the subtext of the storyline. When you create these elements properly, you will have no trouble drawing in potential buyers and directors who will want to make your movie or TV show happen.

Writing screenplay pieces is a different process for every person. However, your goal will always be the same: write what sells. It might seem difficult to write about a topic if you aren’t familiar with it, so stay away from uncharted waters. Write what you know, and make it good. Make sure that your writing captivates the audience and cannot be turned away. Of course, you can’t get this opinion from yourself, so you should find an objective audience who can tell you whether you’re on the right path. When you are writing screenplay pieces, you will need to find a script editor and formatting specialist to help make sure that your piece is perfect before you even think about showing it to potential buyers.

Selling a screenplay is a lot of work, but not as much as writing one. Fortunately, if you take writing screenplay pieces seriously, you should have no trouble coming up with a saleable product that will basically sell itself. Read books about screenwriting and the film industry so that you understand what you’re getting into. These resources are new and have only been around for a decade or two, but they can be very helpful in your quest for screenwriting perfection.

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“A Gift of Sacred Things: Meeting With Bali’s Spiritual Masters

March 20, 2010 by  
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“A Gift of Sacred Things: Meeting Bali’s Spiritual Masters”

I set off to Bali with Alberto Roman (philospher and shamanic musician) who had worked with me on “The Shaman and Ayahuasca” (now in post production). The idea was to explore Bali’s concept of Niskala – or ‘the unseen world’. The Balinese spend 50% of their lives in temple ceremonies and rituals appeasing the unseen gods and demons that inhabit and influence their world. We wanted to meet and film people who are mediums and spiritual practitioners between these two worlds. And Bali is filled with them. Read more

Bali Brothers – Publishing the script as a book

March 20, 2010 by  
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BALI BROTHERS – Publishing the film script as a book

Scripts are usual secret documents that are only shared initially with actors, department heads and financiers. I took quite an opposite approach and just published the script which is now available in all bookstores and on Amazon BEFORE the film has been made. This is the rationale behind such madness. mw Read more

In Memory of Pablo Amaringo

March 20, 2010 by  
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Pablo Amaringo’s Vision

Almost exactly two months ago, my wife and I, and Alberto Roman were in Pulcalpa Peru interviewing Pablo for a book and a film. When we first arrived and met him he was beaming with love and warmly welcomed us. To honor him, I presented him with a white Tibetan khata (scarf). He was delighted and even though it was 90 degrees outside he never took it off. Here is a transcription of one of the first things he said to us which gives us comfort in these hours since his passing. Clearly this was a prophetic dream. Read more

Major Influence: Buckminster Fuller

March 20, 2010 by  
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I’ve started to build a Youtube channel and I realize that I search existing videos many of my early influences can be found. One of my first searches with for Buckminster Fuller.

I started reading anything I could get my hands on by Buckminster Fuller when I lived in Japan in 1970. Japan – in its rush to be as futuristic as possible – was the perfect setting. Bucky said things that I had not heard before. He said that we can use design science to make the world work bringing everyone around the world out of poverty and to a standard of living level equal to what the world’s greatest powers now enjoy. He went on to prove Malthus and the common belief of scarcity in the world as quite wrong. Read more

Step by Step

March 20, 2010 by  
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Every filmmaker or author wants to get their work out into the world and move their new work forward. These thoughts land on me every day when I get rise. A few days ago I was in London and had another screening of THE SACRED SITES OF THE DALAI LAMAS for the Tibet Foundation. The audience was small but often its quality not quantity that we should be looking for. As a result of the screening it looks like there may be five new screenings coming up, including one in the Dalai Lama’s home town of Dharmsala in India. This is very exciting! Read more

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