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Hey dude, why does DIY filmmaking suck?

  • Yes Beavis, DIY filmmaking literally does suck.

    Let me tell you about my experience producing Quality of Life.

    Each day, I worked a full-time day job and then put in 4 - 8 hours more on the film at night. I still declared personal bankruptcy during pre-production.

    Then I was fired from my job for focusing on the film too much instead of my work.

    My girlfriend nearly left me since she never saw me.

    My friends stopped returning my calls for fear I'd ask for favors for the film.

    And in the end, the entire "indiewood" film industry basically ignored us. Sundance, the speciality distributors, the major indie film press outlets and of course just about anyone with money couldn't be bothered.

    And that was all before we decided to self-distribute the movie and things really got rough.

    So listen up: DIY filmmaking is not for the faint of heart. It sucks.

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Mac

I think that the two day schools are a great idea. A ligitimate four year film school isn't the way to go in today's film society, with technology, and opportunities everyhere on the internet. The best thing you could do it get out there and shoot.

At Maverick MovieMaking, we break down the mysteries of filmmaking, we empower and encourage you to get out there and shoot your movie.

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Kacim Azouz

MAking movie is hard. Especially when you have to build your own rigs, steadicams... bla bla bla. Every single part of the movie i had to oversea and practically do myself. DIY does suck, i used www.blackboardproduction.com, it helped

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