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How to Make and Sell Your Film Online and Survive the Hollywood Implosion While Doing It: No festivals. No distributors. No budget. No problem. Paperback – April 15, 2015
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"An indispensable resource for the new digital filmmaking paradigm."
About the Author
Scott McMahon is a Fellow Film Trooper, where he helps the über independent filmmaker make and sell their films online. A filmmaker himself, Scott is also an expert cookie eater. If milk and cookies becomes a fad diet, you can count on Scott being a first adopter.
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And oh, yeah--he also gives you incredibly practical advice on to how to MAKE a movie. From designing the poster to setting up your LLC to providing a sample "General Agreement" contract for your crew to sign, IT'S ALL HERE. You get the "cover-yer-a$$" nitty-gritty and the meta-marketing--everything necessary to not only do the job, but to make sure IT REACHES AN AUDIENCE. After years of storyboarding for film/TV and making video games, I am now making comic books, and it's amazing how much of this book applies to ALL these fields. I am finding this book just as useful for understanding--and succeeding!--in comics as it is relevant to the movie projects I've worked on. A huge help. Highly recommended.
I've never really seen anyone refer to the film as only an advertisement for something bigger. By flipping the conventional thinking on its head, it reveals how not only the film business works, but how any business works.
Although the author goes into helpful tips for micro-budget filmmaking, I preferred the chapters (or missions as the author has labeled them) that talked about the business and marketing. I strongly recommend reading this book for any independent author wanting to sell their digital products online.
I met Scott a few years ago when he made his film, 'The Cube' for $500. Having met him, had him as a guest on my podcast, and now working with him on a project, Scott is a filmmaker who's actually going out and making films.
In his latest book, 'How to Make and Sell Your Film Online," it picks up where his last book left off. In, ‘How to Make and Sell Your Movie”, Scott takes you through 25 missions. From mission one (making your own system for various income) to mission 25 (changing from the journey), Scott details not only what he’s learned from making his own films but also implements ideas from several well-known books.
Here’s my advice. Don’t go to film school. Buy yourself a few books –
1. Rebel with a Crew by Robert Rodriguez
2. Making Movies by Sidney Lumet
3. Make your own damn Movie by Lloyd Kaufman
4. The Visual Mindscape of the Screenplay by Bill Boyle
5. How to Make and Sell your film by Scott McMahon
After reading, write your screenplay then shoot your film. It'll be A LOT cheaper than going to film school.
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