Production

Great video – the magic of green screen!

Hey, guys– I know there are a bunch of you waiting for answers– Jon H., Nse, Denise, and a couple more– and I promise I’ll get to them… but first… Special thanks to the guys at TVBytheNumbers for pointing out this awesome video about the amazing-ness of green screen (and how some of your...

35 Tips on Indie Filmmaking… According to Nikki Finke & Friends

At last weekend’s Producers Guild/Produced By conference, a Deadline Hollywood Daily stringer compiled a list of 35 tips on producing indie films, from the mouths of folks like RJ Cutler, Roger Corman, Lawrence Bender, and a host of great execs, producers, and agents. Click HERE to check it out! You might also like:No Related...

A Peek into the Mind of a Movie Producer

Hey, guys– My friend Dena Hysell, one of the founders of Secret Handshake Entertainment (Drinky Crow, Baxter & MacGuire) is one of the producers on St. Vincent, director Walter Hill‘s new movie starring Mickey Rourke.  CORRECTION:  Okay, it’s not actually St. Vincent… it’s A Little Help, starring Jenna Fischer and Chris O’Donnell, and written...

BOOK REVIEW: The Sound Effects Bible

A friend of mine, Biagio Messina, who’s a super-talented TV producer and filmmaker, once told me: “The easiest way to make something LOOK good… is to make something SOUND good.”  (I may be paraphrasing, but that’s how I remember it.) And he’s right. A few weeks ago at work, we shot a sketch with...

COOL FILMMAKING SITE OF THE WEEK: Moviecues.com

Hey, filmmakers (and musicians)– This is a pretty cool new service and website– MovieCues.com… it not only provides filmmakers with pre-cleared music that can be licensed over the Internet, it connects local and regional musicians to local and regional filmmakers.  In other words, it helps local musicians get their work out their while also...