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Has anyone made their own movie/doc. Or do you work in the industry?

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posted on Oct, 14 2009 @ 06:34 PM
I am getting a movie together based on this thread:

and I wondered if there were any more experienced people here cos I would love to hear other people's stories/wisdom. Maybe I could pick up some tips cos I'm fairly new to the whole thing.

You can be vague if you don't want to reveal your true identity.

Youtube short-film directors are most welcome too.

I've come to realise getting a movie together is just a thousand tiny, mundane tasks that add up into something great. I think I will end up sending 1000 mails. After
I do that its nearly there.

1. When did you get into movies?

2. What do you do?

3. What have you worked on?

4. Are you as excited by the digital-revolution as I am? How is it affecting your part of the industry?

* * *

I also have a bunch of technical questions about editing/music/sound/legality but I'll wait and see who turns up first.


[edit on 110f20093pmWed, 14 Oct 2009 18:35:07 -050007 by HiAliens]

posted on Oct, 14 2009 @ 09:55 PM
reply to post by HiAliens

I started working in the film industry 2 years ago as an extra/precision driver. I went on to become a certified producer by taking a class offered by Public Access TV [cable] and I have taken a lot of workshops, classes in
Acting, scriptwriting, production, etc. at our technical vocational college.
I have an acting coach and stay active in community theater.

The digital revolution has turned film making into a desk top miracle.
A small HD camera, sound recorder, Final Cut Pro and you're in business.

So far I have worked on.....

The Spirit..featured extra
Breaking Bad TV ..featured extra
Hamlet 2...background extra
Sex and Lies in Sin City, extra
St. John of Las Vegas, extra
Black Blizzard, history ch, extra
My One and Only, extra/driver
Convoy, extra
Crash TV, extra/driver
Easy Money, extra
In Plain Site TV, extra/driver
Down To Earth, speaking role
Brothers, featured extra
Friendship, extra/driver
The Death of Isabella Dickson, extra/standin
Doc West, extra
Calling America, NPR musician/reader
PSA, Cable One, Musician/speaking
PSA, State of New Mexico, gambling addiction, speaking
Ghost Trilogy, car wrangler, location
Righteous and the Wicked, speaking role
Paul, extra/driver

Recently I was Taft-Hartlyed, now SAG eligible.

I just finished my first film [script, director, actor] that I expect to be submitting to various film festivals and I am currently on the staff of

and also working for other independent production co. as a PA, AD, actor, script writer, etc. and built sets for who now have their corporate headquarters here.

Albuquerque is now being called Tamalewood. Plenty of opportunities for people not afraid to work. Many times work on a contingency basis for small production companies on TV pilots, commercials, PSA's, small budget films.

Now that I am SAG eligible, I can get an agent, audition for speaking roles and perhaps make some money as a bit player.

I'm interested to hear about your project!

And I too would like to hear about other peoples experience in the industry.

[edit on 14-10-2009 by whaaa]

posted on Oct, 14 2009 @ 10:02 PM
im currently working on a movie, i cant say much beyond that however.

i originated the idea, story, and screenplay. We have a few big names on board so with any luck we are looking at 3-5 years of making.


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