PRODUCTION JOURNAL: Monday Morning Mixer - 1.6.2014 (The-New-Journey edition)

HBD John Singleton (director of Boyz in the Hood, Poetic Justice, etc.) and Anthony Minghella (director of The English Patient, Cold Mountain, etc.) [d.] and RIP Victor Fleming (director of The Wizard of Oz, Gone With the Wind, etc.) who died this day in 1949.

WRITING: Is it possible to be a screenwriter and have a family? (the bad news and the good news)

PRODUCING:  What is your filmmaking game plan for 2014?

FINANCING: What are investors considering when they fund films?

DIRECTING: Everyone knows that having famous actors in your movie will help it get financed and screened. So once you have them committed and casted, how do you direct famous actors in a microbudget film?

LIGHTING: Here's an homage to all the things grips and electrics have to do to light and shoot without the gear they actually need... shitty rigs.

SHOOTING: How can you use camera angles to sell your scene?

SOUND: A tutorial on the importance of the pre-production process for your soundtrack.

STUNTS & VFX: A behind-the-scenes featurette of Gravity.

EDITING: What are 10 reasons why 2014 will be the year for 4K?

DISTRIBUTION: What are successful film industry outsiders doing to "save the movies?"

MARKETING: How should you create your marketing and PR budget and campaign?

LEGAL: Long hours on the set are fraught with dangers, risks and liabilities and yet the industry hasn't done much to change the culture.  Here's why they should
And this isn't something only relegated to Hollywood, the change can begin with YOU as the indie filmmaker on YOUR set.


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