New Lessons I’ve Learned About Video Production

A while back I wrote about some of the “Lessons I’ve Learned On Set.” Today I’d like to share a few more I’ve learned recently, not only while shooting, but from reading several different books, discussing this topic with colleagues, and receiving feedback from the first article. • If you learn how to shoot like […]

Tribeca Talks Master Class: The Producers – Proudly Sponsored by ARC

On Thursday, April 16th, Adorama Rental Company proudly sponsored  the TribecaTalks Master Class: The Producers, a free session inside the SVA Theater featuring indie producers Carly Hugo (Bachelorette), Alex Orlovsky (Blue Valentine), Matt Paker (Beasts of the Southern Wild), and Olivia Wilde (Meadowland). The panel was moderated by Tatiana Seigel of The Hollywood Reporter. Below is a […]

Make Your Movie: The Duplass Brothers Tips on Filmmaking

Above: Mark and Jay Duplass. Photo by Daniel Bergeron The Duplass brothers, Mark and Jay, have had a hell of a year already. They just signed a four-movie deal with Netflix and their show, “Togetherness”, on HBO will see another season. Not to mention they completely rocked at Sundance, screening three films and a TV pilot. […]

Advice for Indie Filmmakers From Christopher Nolan

Over the past year or so I’ve interviewed several indie filmmakers just starting out.  I’ve asked each of them what advice they’d give their fellow filmmakers and received many great pieces of advice.  Now it’s time to hear from one of the greats who started out, like many of us, “braving the cold and personally […]

ARCommunity #FF: Laura Durkay, Writer/Director/Producer of “Natalie”

This week’s #FeaturedFilmmaker is Laura Durkay, writer, director, producer of the feature film Natalie.  During my interview with Laura she gave some great insight on what it really means to be an aspiring filmmaker. Below is some of what she had to say on a variety of topics involving the making of her upcoming feature […]

Developing The Budget For Your Film

Here’s some advice for you filmmakers out there.  When it comes to creating a budget for your project there are many obstacles you will encounter.  Collecting numbers and figuring out how much things will cost is one thing but in the end your goal is to present a comprehensive business plan that investors will appreciate. […]

ARCommunity #FF: Keith Johnson, Writer/Director/Producer of “Fixation”

Keith Johnson is a junior Television-Radio major and the recipient of the Park Scholarship, a full scholarship that covers more than my total cost of attendance to Ithaca College. This summer he shot, Fixation, a short film written, directed and produced by Keith. In his short years he’s produced many different projects, from award-winning PSAs to […]

Make Your Movie: Development – What Producers Should Look For in a Script

As filmmakers we’re always looking for our next big project.  Whether you are a Producer, Director, Independent, Professional or Student; thinking about what we’ll be working on next is just as important as our current goal.  However, short of writing a screenplay yourself, it’s just as hard finding a great project as it is getting it […]