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While film financing and Film Distribution remain largely centralized in New York and Los Angeles, filmmaking itself is becoming largely decentralized from the traditional hubs.  So with that in mind, we’re going to shine a spotlight on some of the film communities.  We’ve seen that are...
August 24, 2018
When you’re just starting out, you can’t always afford all the camera rigs you want.  Fear not, we’ve scoured the interned to find some of the coolest and most useful camera rigs you can make yourself for not a lot of money. First up: PVC STABILIZER: This one comes at you from Collin...
July 31, 2018
If you're here, you've probably already read Ben's previous posts in this area (here and here). I thought his selections were great, but these choices are inevitably individualistic, and so are not quite the same as the ones I'd make. We tossed this back and forth, and concluded I should write...
July 16, 2018
Welcome back!  In this week’s blog we’re sharing 5 MORE movies every filmmaker needs to see.  As with before, each of the films chosen has decisive reasons to be on this list.  It’s not just the standard Godfather, Apocalypse now, Battleship Potemkin, and all of those film history...
July 3, 2018 | Movies, Reviews, Filmmaking
In order to be a good filmmaker, you have to watch a lot of movies.  We here at ProductionNext certainly have watched a lot of them.  As such, we thought we would compile a list of movies every filmmaker needs to see before they make their next movie.  Unlike many other similar lists...
June 26, 2018
There’s a lot of stuff ProductionNext does.  Film Budgeting, Film Scheduling, Callsheet Generation, Automated Script Breakdown, Collaborative Task Management, Shotlisting software, and a whole lot more.  But one thing we don’t do is scriptwriting.  Luckily, there are a lot of other people...
June 12, 2018
Since our last blog post about craft services got a very good response, we thought we’d revisit the idea with 5 more cheap and delicious ideas for craft services.   This time, in addition to looking for light, healthy and filling recipes to feed your crew, we’ll only be looking for recipes...
June 5, 2018
I’ve been in the indie film distribution game for some time now, and I’ve seen a lot of filmmakers I knew from early in my career wash out.  I’ve also seen others from film school go on to excel in their careers.  From watching this, I’ve seen a few patterns emerge.  Here are 6 of the...
May 29, 2018
In a follow-up to last week’s post on the difference between ego and confidence, I thought I would give you some pointers on how to do that.  However, before I do, I’ll restate that the real goal of overcoming your ego is to live in reality.  Not everyone is good at that.  Take the...
May 22, 2018
There are many things that filmmakers lack.  Most filmmakers lack money (though not as much as you may think.) Most filmmakers lack knowledge of marketing and distribution, and still more lack ability to get their first feature done.  One thing most filmmakers do not lack is Ego.  I’d argue...