How to Make It in the Micro-Movies

BOOKS


43 Ways to Finance Your Feature Film: A Comprehensive Analysis of
Film Finance
by John W. Cones (Southern Illinois
University Press, 1998)


Digital Filmmaking 101: An Essential Guide to Producing Low Budget
Movies
by Dale Newton, John Gaspard (Focal Press,
2001)


Feature Filmmaking at Used Car Prices
by Rick
Schmidt (Penguin Books, 2000)


Filmmakers and Financing: Business Plans for
Independents
by Louise Levison (Focal Press,
2001)


The Filmmaker?s Handbook: A Comprehensive Guide for the Digital
Age
by Steven Ascher et al. (Plume, 1999)


The IFILM Digital Video Filmmaker?s Handbook
by
Maxie D. Collier (Lone Eagle Publishing, 2001)


Rebel Without a Crew; or, How a 23-Year-Old Filmmaker with $7,000
Became a Hollywood Player
by Robert Rodriguez
(Plume, 1996)


What They Don?t Teach You at Film School
by
Camille Landau and Tiare White (Hyperion, 2000)

MAGAZINES

Filmmaker:
The Magazine of Independent Film

Along with coverage of the independent film festival scene, this
publication features interviews with independent filmmakers and
tips on movie production. Subscriptions: $18/yr. (4 issues) from
501 Fifth Ave. Suite 1714, New York, NY 10017.

The
Independent Film & Video Monthly

The core trade magazine of the U.S. independent film industry is
filled with how-to articles, product reviews, and funding
opportunities for directors, producers, and cinematographers.
Subscriptions are included in the annual membership dues for the
Foundation for Independent Video and Film, a nonprofit group
dedicated to media arts and artists: $55/yr. (10 issues) from AIVF,
304 Hudson St., 6th floor, New York, NY 10013.

MovieMaker: The
Art and Business of Making Movies

Aimed at budding film professionals, this slightly more mainstream
journal focuses on interviewing and profiling well-known directors.
Subscriptions: $15/yr. (4 issues) from 39 Exchange St., Suite 301,
Portland, ME 04101.

COMMUNITY RESOURCES

The Association of
Independent Video and Filmmakers (AIVF)
offers
access to a number of resources, including seminars, trade
discounts, health and production insurance, and film salons in 20
cities nationwide. Members can also get information on starting
salons in their own communities.

Independent Feature
Project (IFP)
is a nonprofit resource
organization for independent filmmakers, ranging in various cities
from equipment rental services and screenings to production grants
and mentoring programs.

WEB SITES

These sites include links to festivals, funding avenues, and
other resources.

Film
Threat

Filmmaker
Magazine

Indiewire

Film
Underground

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