Rebel Blog

Helpful tips, techniques, and occasional ramblings from the contributors to the Rebel Heart Film Workshop.

Posted in Filmmaking Tips, Of Dust and Bones, Post Production, Uncategorized, on 21 January 2016, by , 0 Comments

So much is written about screenwriting and shooting films, but it seems there’s very little on what it is to finish a film, which is often a long and emotionally challenging process. As I prepare to begin the final sound mix on OF DUST AND BONES next week, I thought I’d share a few thoughts on post-production, particularly to help those who might be approaching it for the first time.

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Posted in Film Development, Filmmaking Tips, Uncategorized, on 9 January 2016, by , 2 Comments

We live in a world of instant gratification. If we want something, we want it now. We don’t want to wait.

We also live in a world where we measure success in dollars and cents and in the numbers of likes or followers on a social media page. External validation is everything.

As filmmakers, what this means is that we often feel an incredible pressure to succeed – both quickly and visibly. Success for our movie means:

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Posted in Uncategorized, on 19 October 2015, by , 0 Comments

Both of these guys embody our idea of successful indie careers.  They have tirelessly pursued making the movies they wanted to make, no matter what.

We love this recent chat published in Indiewire with them in which they reveal so many truths about the path of being an indie filmmaker – it’s so worth reading.  From the difficulty of getting things off the ground to the trauma when a film is not well received, it’s great to hear two such distinguished filmmakers be so honest.  Because let’s be serious: it’s not easy to make movies, no matter what anyone thinks.

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