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  • DIY Monday: A Guide to Social Media Movie Promotion, Part One

    Everyone knows a good marketing campaign needs a social media component, but are you really using...

  • How to Crowdfund, Really: An Actionable Timeline

    Emily Best, founder and CEO of Seed&Spark, explains why crowdfunding is more about the crowd than...

  • We Make Movies (Better): How I Learned to build an Avid Editing bay for under $1,500

    MovieMaker is reintroducing the We Makes Movies (Better) blog from our friends over at We Make...

  • Working with a Music Supervisor: We Asked Liz Gallacher of Velvet Ears for Advice

    While I am all for learning the art of filmmaking on the job, there are instances...

  • Screenwriting 101: Script Criteria Checklist

    As you probably know, finishing (or finding) a script is only the beginning of any moviemaker’s...

  • Trailblazer Tuesday: Nominate Companies for MovieMaker’s 2013 Indie-Friendly Business List!
    by MovieMaker Editors

    For this week’s Trailblazer Tuesday we’re changing things up! MovieMaker wants to know your favorite trailblazing,...

  • Film Grants Made Easy: Finding Financing In A Nonprofit World
    by Peter Weed

    MovieMaker reached back into the vaults to bring you this piece on nonprofit financing for this...

  • Wisdom: Sol Negrin on Teaching Cinematography

    Veteran cinematographer Sol Negrin, ASC understands the challenges of bringing cinematography from the set to the...

  • DIY Moviemaker: How to Build Sliders and Jibs

    How to build sliders and jibs: building two moviemaker must-haves in one easy project. When MovieMaker’s...

  • DIY Monday: Film Financing 101
    by Rory Owen Delaney

    Today it’s Film Financing 101 at MovieMaker. As part of our continuing DIY Monday series, we...

  • MovieMaker Editor’s Weekend Pick: Storm Surfers 3D
    by Rory Owen Delaney

    Storm Surfers 3D delivers big wave-riding experience for moviegoers!  This week’s MovieMaker Editor’s Weekend Pick is...

  • DIY Marketing Monday, Episode One: Finding a Hook
    by Sheri Candler

    Our new monthly DIY Monday feature is a column on distribution and marketing fundamentals by Sheri...

  • Revenue Record: Yekra Crushes with Online Doc

    Like everyone else trying to forecast the economic landscape of independent film, over here at the MovieMaker offices,...

  • Tech Reviews: FCPX Plugins and App Roundup

    A relatively large 3rd party ecosystem has sprung up around Final Cut Pro X (FCPX). Here...

  • Enter “On Location: The Los Angeles Video Project” for a chance at winning over $50,000 in Prizes
    by Rory Owen Delaney

    ATTENTION! Create and enter a film in “On Location: The Los Angeles Video Project” and have...

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    Crowdfunding Field Guide from Indiegogo is a Must-Read

    Indiegogo’s Crowdfunding Guide is a must-read for moviemakers looking to self-finance their masterpieces. Jason Brubaker wrote...

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    4K Revolution: New Standard Delivery Format Looms
    by Sam Mestman

    If you happened to be walking around the floor this year at NAB, you probably noticed...

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    Documenting the Closure of California State Parks: How They Did It
    by Jarratt Moody

    When we found out that a quarter of California state parks were closing due to a...

  • Five Ways to Navigate the Shoulds & Supposed-Tos of Moviemaking
    by Tara Samuel

    Have you read Steven Pressfield’s The War of Art? If you have, spread the word. If you haven’t yet,...

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