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IFH 176: How to Become a "Jack of All Trades" Indie Filmmaker

8/23/2017
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How to Become a "Jack of All Trades" Indie Filmmaker On today's episode, I want to discuss the need for indie filmmakers to become a "Jack of All Trades." As you travel down your filmmaking path you need to be adding tools to your tool box. You have to be adding new skills, knowledge, and experience to your tool box every day. I go over not just the basic skills you need to know but some tool you never thought you needed to add to that box. The more tools you have in your tool box, the more...

Duration: 00:26:18


IFH 174: Hollywood Directing: How to Choose the Right Lens for Your Shot

8/9/2017
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Hollywood Directing: How to Choose the Right Lens for Your Shot On today's episode, I wanted to give you a sneak peek of one of the best selling filmmaking courses on Udemy right now, Hollywood Film & Television Directing Masterclass with former guest and master film instructor Gil Bettman. On the show, you'll hear a lesson on how you can AMP UP your static shots by the choosing the right lenses. Enjoy!

Duration: 00:11:45


IFH 173: This is Meg is LIVE on iTunes & Some Other Surprises

8/4/2017
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This is Meg is LIVE on iTunes & Some Other Surprises Today is the day. This is Meg is FINALLY been released to the world on iTunes. It's pretty incredible that an idea I had over a year ago is now a feature film that has been released on mutha f'in iTunes. It's humbling. I'm so grateful to you, the IFH Tribe for your support, love and well wishes. I know that I wouldn't have been able to do this with you guys. The power of community is pretty powerful and from the bottom of my heart thank...

Duration: 00:14:09


IFH 172: Spielberg, Take Me & Directing for the Duplass Brothers with Pat Healy

8/2/2017
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Spielberg, Take Me & Directing for the Duplass Brothers with Pat Healy Today's guest prolific actor/writer/director Pat Healy. Pat discuss his new Netflix film Take Me starring himself and Orange is the New Black's Taylor Schilling. He also talks about his experience working with the Duplass Brothers, working with the legend Steven Speilberg, and how he has made a living being a script doctor over the years. Pay Healy's feature film screenplays Strange Skies and Snow Ponies found their way...

Duration: 00:55:49


IFH 171: How to Make Money with Your Indie Film (Crazy Case Studies)

7/27/2017
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How to Make Money with Your Indie Film (Crazy Case Studies) So you want to make money with your film. Who doesn't? I've always been a hustler, and I used that word in the most positive way I can. Filmmakers need to stop just thinking about the art and start thinking about the business of filmmaking. They need to become entrepreneurs. That is the only way filmmakers from this and future generations will survive in the business. Sure for every Chris Nolan they're millions of indie filmmakers...

Duration: 00:28:18


IFH 170: How a Screenwriter Becomes a First Time Director w/ Kelly Fremon Craig

7/25/2017
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How a Screenwriter Becomes a First Time Director with Kelly Fremon Craig I'm asked all the time "How does a screenwriter get the opportunity to direct one of their screenplays?" That is the question. In Hollywood, more times than not, writers don't have the power or ability to direct their own material. It took a few screenplays before Quentin Tarantino got the shot with Reservoir Dogs. Today's guest is writer/director Kelly Fremon Craig. She got her shot to director her own screenplay on...

Duration: 00:46:26


IFH 169: How to Make Money Renting Your Film Gear with ShareGrid

7/21/2017
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How to Make Money Renting Your Film Gear with ShareGrid's Brent Barbano Have you ever wanted to make a little extra cash with that film gear sitting in your closet? Have you ever wanted o rent that new Arri ALEXA but were afraid you couldn't afford it? Well, I came across the solution for both problems, it's call ShareGrid. ShareGrid is a per to per community, think Airbnb for filmmakers, that allows list film gear for rental or rent gear directly from other filmmakers with instant...

Duration: 01:02:57


IFH 168: How To Be Creative - The War of Art & Turning Pro

7/19/2017
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How To Be Creative - The War of Art & Turning Pro How to be creative? This is a question that surprisingly has a simple answer. DO THE WORK! In this episode, I'll be going over a remarkable book I've read that has truly changed the way I think about life, the creative process and making films. The book is [easyazon_link identifier="1936891026" locale="US" tag="whatisbroke-20"]The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles[/easyazon_link] by Steven Pressfield....

Duration: 00:21:58


IFH 167: How to Make $3 Million Selling Your Indie Film on iTunes & Amazon w/ Range 15

7/13/2017
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We all hear that self-distribution is the future for indie filmmakers. Build an audience and make a film for that audience but finding real world examples of a "true" indie film breaking $1,000,000+ using that model is tough. Well, I'm happy to introduce you to Range 15, the indie film that not only made $1 million selling on iTunes and Amazon but they have made $3 million+ to date, and growing. Today's guest is Nick Palmisciano, one of the writers, producers, and actors in Range 15. His...

Duration: 01:14:38


IFH 166: Independent Film Distribution & Marketing Blueprint with This is Meg

7/12/2017
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Independent Film Self Distribution & Marketing Blueprint with This is Meg Over the past 6 months or so I've been getting an enormous amount of emails and messages asking me the same question: What is your distribution and marketing plan for This is Meg? I hear you IFH Tribe, so I decide to put this podcast together and lay out the marketing and distribution blueprint I created to get This is Meg out into the world. In this episode, I break down: Why I didn't go through a traditional...

Duration: 00:25:09


IFH 165: Why Creating Systems is Better Than Setting Goals

7/6/2017
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Why Creating Systems is Better Than Setting Goals We've all been taught that creating goals is important and they are but creating systems is even more powerful. How many times have you lost weight just to gain it back? How many half-written screenplays do you have sitting on your computer? When your focus is only the goal then what happens after you achieve that goal? In this episode, I discuss how to create systems that will get you to your goals faster and keep you motivated along the...

Duration: 00:13:52


IFH 164: Vintage Lenses for Indie Filmmakers MasterClass w/ Alan Besedin

7/4/2017
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Vintage Lenses for Indie Filmmakers MasterClass w/ Alan Besedin One of the main goals of Indie Film Hustle is to give real world knowledge and resources to indie filmmakers so they can make a living doing what they love. Film gear is a big part of that equation. I always am on the lookout for the best bang for the buck when it comes to film gear. I recently began to dip my toes into the world of vintage lenses. Vintages lenses are exactly that, vintage. You may be asking "Alex, why would I...

Duration: 01:59:34


IFH 163: Why Indie Filmmakers Need to Break the Rules

6/27/2017
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Why Indie Filmmakers Need to Break the Rules In this episode, I discuss breaking the rules. why it is important to your career as an indie filmmaker and how it can make you stand out from the crowd. I share examples on rule breakers in throughout Hollywood history and the impact it had on their careers. So get ready to break some mutha f'**kin rules! Also, I have some HUGE news. This is Meg is now available for pre-order on iTunes at an early bird discount $9.99. Just go to...

Duration: 00:19:16


THROWBACK FRIDAY: The 5 Lies of Indie Film Distribution

6/23/2017
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Please note: Throwback Fridays are archival episodes from the Indie Film Hustle Podcast. After many requests from the IFH Tribe to bring back some of the show's best episodes, I decided to create Throwback Fridays. These episodes will not be posted every week but at least twice a month...if not more. There's so much amazing info and knowledge bombs in many of these past episodes and I don't want them to be lost in the sea of IFH Content so I'll be putting a spotlight on them in Throwback...

Duration: 00:17:49


IFH 162: 7 Tips To Nail Your First Week On a Film Set

6/21/2017
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7 Tips To Nail Your First Week On a Film Set Your first week on a film set will be an intimidating experience. It takes time to find your feet and feel comfortable in such a unique working environment. You may have experience from college working on short film sets, but it is usually completely different working on blockbusters with hundreds of crew, cast, and extras. There can be large machinery moving around, lots of noise, multiple cameras, and camera cranes, equipment everywhere and on...

Duration: 00:12:14


1 THROWBACK FRIDAY: Chris Vogler - Screenwriting & The Writer's Journey Blueprint

6/16/2017
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Please note: Throwback Fridays are archival episodes from the Indie Film Hustle Podcast. After many requests from the IFH Tribe to bring back some of the show's best episodes, I decided to create Throwback Fridays. These episodes will not be posted every week but at least twice a month...if not more. There's so much amazing info and knowledge bombs in many of these past episodes and I don't want them to be lost in the sea of IFH Content so I'll be putting a spotlight on them in Throwback...

Duration: 01:11:51


IFH 161: Building an Affordable Cinema Lens w/ Veydra Lenses' Ryan Avery

6/15/2017
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Veydra Mini Cinema Primes: Real Cinema Lenses You Can Afford If you're an indie filmmaker and shoot your own stuff, the price of really good glass is generally too damn expensive and cinema-style primes lenses are totally out of reach...until now. Until recently, the most cost effective cinema-style primes lenses have been pre-existing stills lenses, which can create problems with matching and physical layout. You have the "pulling focus issue" that still lenses have (top marks vs side...

Duration: 00:51:48


THROWBACK FRIDAY: August Rush: The Million Dollar Screenplay Paul Castro

6/9/2017
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Please note: Throwback Fridays are archival episodes from the Indie Film Hustle Podcast. After many requests from the IFH Tribe to bring back some of the show's best episodes, I decided to create Throwback Fridays. These episodes will not be posted every week but at least twice a month...if not more. There's so much amazing info and knowledge bombs in many of these past episodes and I don't want them to be lost in the sea of IFH Content so I'll be putting a spotlight on them in Throwback...

Duration: 01:24:52


IFH 160: Ed Burns - How to Make a $9000 Feature Film (The Brothers McMullen)

6/6/2017
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How to Make a $9000 Feature Film with Ed Burns Many of you might have heard of the Sundance Film Festival winning film called The Brothers McMullen written and directed by Edward Burns. Burns went off to star in huge films like Saving Private Ryan and direct studio films like She's the One but what you might not know is he has been quietly making completely independent films on really low budgets. How low, how about $9000. As with any smart filmmaker, Ed Burns has continued to not only...

Duration: 00:17:14


THROWBACK FRIDAY: Michael Hauge - Writing a Screenplay That Sells

6/2/2017
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You are in for a treat. This week's guest, MICHAEL HAUGE has been one of Hollywood’s top script consultants, story experts, and authors for more than 30 years. He coaches screenwriters, novelists, filmmakers, professional speakers, internet marketers and corporate leaders, helping transform their stories and their audiences using the principles and methods of Hollywood’s most successful movies. Michael has consulted on films starring – among many others - Will Smith, Tom Cruise, Reese...

Duration: 00:53:22

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