What does a producer do?
That's the joke. That's the question.
In this video we go through the different kinds of producers and what they actually do on a movie.
Producers Guild of America: https://www.producersguild.org/
Movies in the Black Podcast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBbUZE8RD20&list=PLzIakdI3LduXZcRmTtskw3R9M24RQINvb
DIY Film Distribution Coures Signup: https://www.moviesintheblack.com/distribution.html
Indie Filmmaking Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL9EkLrl8c5KHnFXZoI8F24t975ePG9wNJ
Gary Vee and about every marketing resource out there tells us that we need to be documenting our process.
Does this apply to filmmakers?
If so, what should we be documenting?
Gone are the days you can film behind the scenes and people will go crazy over it.
Should you film behind the scenes still?
Absolutely! But you should be doing more too.
Thankfully, vlogging has made it more acceptable for behind the scenes to be more low budget. AND everyone on set has a video camera in their pocket.
So, of course, film behind the scenes on set.
It's valuable to show more of the process too. The trick is, how much and what parts?
You're a filmmaker, you know the process isn't always glamorous. There is a ton of sitting behind the computer, or pouring over contracts, or a wall of notecards.
That's all good stuff!
Every year Movie Making Magazine comes out with an article about the best cities to live in for filmmaking.
In the video, we talk about the best cities to live in to make films in 2019. Later on in the video we discuss why it doesn't matter as much as it used to. (Watch the video at the bottom of the page)
A few years ago I lived in Pittsburgh and then moved to Austin, Texas to follow the industry. My most successful projects have came out of my little home town area. It was a good idea to get started in those film cities while learning the ropes.
If you want a shortcut, here's the list: