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Episode 122 – How to Budget a $12,000 Feature

Noam Kroll has a podcast called “Show Don’t Tell” that’s all about micro budget filmmaking. In episode 14 he goes into detail about how to budget a $12,000 film. It’s essentially a 12-day shoot @ $1,000 a day. This week, we play Noam’s podcast and then talk to him about the ins and outs of shooting an affordable feature film.

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Episode 121 – Indie Feature Talk with Frazer Bradshaw

Join us as we talk with Independent Filmmaker and Director of Photography Frazer Bradshaw about getting into Sundance with his first feature and what steps he had to take to get his second feature made, The Deep Sky!

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Episode 120 – Finding an Audience with Smarthouse Creative

No two films are alike, how will your film find it’s audience? We’re joined by Ryan Davis and Brad Wilke of Smarthouse Creative to talk about how they work with filmmakers to release their film in the world and assist in branding, promotion and publicity.

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Episode 119 – Horror Equity Fund

We’re joined by Brian Herskowitz and Marlon Schulman of Horror Equity Fund to hear what it is, what it does and how they work with filmmakers and investors to make the business side of filmmaking work!

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Episode 118 – PR and Getting Your Film Seen

We’ve released a few films over the last few years but we can’t remember if we’ve ever gotten into the details about a film release. What do you include in a press release? Who do you send it to? This week we give advice on press releases and the best way to get your film seen.

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Episode 117 – Advice for a 15yr Old Filmmaker

This week Timothy and Alrik answer a listener question from a 15 year old filmmaker, read a itunes review and catch up on what they’ve been doing lately. All that and much more on this week’s Making Movies is Hard!

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Episode 116 – A Critical Look at “The Spirit Machine”

The Spirit Machine is officially out in the world! Be sure to check it out on YouTube or Vimeo before listening to this gloves off conversation about how the finished film turned out. What works? What doesn’t work? After years of hearing Timothy say The Spirit Machine is not that good, he finally gets to explain in detail what his problems with the movie are.

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Episode 115 – Hoarding Acorns with Winnie Wong

This week we talk with freelance producer Winnie Wong about making the leap from a full time producer at a major company to going back to the world of freelance. We also talk about finding your identity as a producer, crew rates and how you know when to finally make a big change in your life!

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Episode 114 – Visual Effects Supervisor Kaitlyn Yang

This week we talk Visual Effects with Kaitlyn Yang, an artist and supervisor that opened her own boutique VFX house after working as a freelancer for some bigger places like Zoic, Framestore and MPC.

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Episode 113 – Cinematographer Jason Joseffer

Jason Joseffer has shot films for both Timothy and Alrik. This week, we talk to Jason about how he became a Cinematographer, how he works with directors and much more!

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