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Best iPhone Camera Lens

Best iPhone Camera Lens

Using the best iPhone camera lens turns your smartphone into your secret weapon when making a low or no budget film. It will keep you plugged in with your cast and crew, provide you with the internet in your pocket, and can store documents such as scripts, call sheets, budgets, and production books.

Check out all our favorites: Best iPhone Camera Lens

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Independent Film Logline Examples

Independent Film Logline Examples

Our independent film logline examples will help you understand what is a logline, how to create a logline, how to use a logline formula and how to study logline examples. Although it is just a sentence or two that describes the overall idea of your film, a logline is both extremely simple yet wildly complex.

Study loglines from films like Moonlight, The Kids Are All Right, Crash, The Shape of Water and many more: Independent Film Logline Examples

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Film Production Companies (Browse our Marketplace and Promote YOUR Biz)

Film Production Companies

Filmmakers - please browse through our marketplace of available film services. Business Owners - if you are involved in any Film Production Companies, or any services that go into the production of a film, here is the place to tell us about your services. If you are a Musician, Producer, Director, Grip, Visual Effects Artist, Actor, Casting Director, Agent, Animation House, Distribution, Equipment Sales or Rental or any other service relating to film production, here is where you can reach highly motivated filmmakers well on their way to successful film financing and ready to buy from the marketplace.

Film Production Business Marketplace: Film Production Companies

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Filmmaker Smartphone Audio Recording Devices

Filmmaker Smartphone Audio Recording Devices

It is important to get a great filmmaker smartphone audio recording device as an accessory for your iPhone when using it in the place of a traditional camera. These devices will help you eliminate background noise and focus your audio on the dialogue of your characters.

Check out all our favorite smartphone audio recorders: Filmmaker Smartphone Audio Recording Devices

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Filmmaking Tips Use a Gimbal

Filmmaking Tips Use a Gimbal

Our Filmmaking Tips Use a Gimbal will level up your film production by showcasing truly professional shots and we are going to show you just how to use a Gimbal to stabilize your footage, whether you are filming with a GoPro or iPhone. Gimbals are stabilizing devices that enable you to get a smooth shot, even while the camera is moving.

Check out all our top picks: Filmmaking Tips Use a Gimbal

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Smartphone Video Rig

Smartphone Video Rig

Use a smartphone video rig to get the most out of all your smartphone video filming accessories. You have your smartphone lenses, your external audio recording devices, and your external lights, but where are you going to put it all? If you are thinking “that seems like a lot of stuff to attach to a device that fits in the palm of your hand”, you are correct.

Fear not, though, because another thoughtful invention exists, and that is the smartphone video rig.

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Five Gadgets to Start With Travel Vlogging

Five Gadgets to Start With Travel Vlogging

Using any of our five gadgets to start with travel vlogging, you'll learn how to start a vlog while keeping your hard earned money in your bank. Many people think that to enter the world of YouTube or start with your cinematic career, one needs to have high-end camera models. They not only cost tons of money to start with but, the investment could also turn out to be risky. Why, you ask? Well, what if after purchasing these high-end gadgets, you actually realize that this field is really not your cup of tea?

Get started on the cheap and grow: Five Gadgets to Start With Travel Vlogging

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Script Writing Tips to Avoid the Slush Pile

Script Writing Tips to Avoid the Slush Pile

If I'm not hooked on page one or possibly page two, I'm not reading 10 pages, I'm putting it down. Unfair, you cry. You've got to get to page 52 where there is a brilliant twist. Too late, and here's why. Have you ever flicked through TV channels, watching 10 or 20 seconds of a show before deciding if it's worth sticking around? That's your script on the screen. The way to get your script read can be summed up in four words - Get To The Story.

Learn from the script reading pros: Script Writing Tips to Avoid the Slush Pile

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Find Free Actors for Independent Film

Find Free Actors for Independent Film

When you set out to make a low budget movie, one of the things you want to accomplish is to find free actors for independent film. Choose from Cazt, SAG-AFTRA, online auditions, use different websites and other creative ideas.

Find all the best movie talent here: Find Free Actors for Independent Film

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Best Independent Film Websites

Best Independent Film Websites

Here are FilmProposals top picks for the best Film Websites to help you find independent movie investors, learn to produce movies, find film funding, hire attorneys and more.

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Business Plan Books for Film

Film Proposals top picks for Business Plan Books for Film Funding and Financing, Low Budget, Business Plans and Budgets, written by leading experts. We have read hundreds of film funding books and recommend the following as some of the most helpful books on the market today. Read more: Business Plan Books for Film

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Watch Documentaries Online

Check out our Documentary Showcase, where you can watch documentaries online or show off your documentary short or trailer. Our Documentary Showcase is created by worldwide Film Makers who want you to watch documentaries online.

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Online Film School

Online Film School is one of the easiest and least expensive ways to learn the basics of film making. As a film maker, you have numerous education options: four-year accredited film programs, two-year film specialty schools, short film courses and seminars in your area, website film schools, dvd and downloadable film courses, internet sites, such as FilmProposals, and books. Kickstart your producing career at home with an Online Film School

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