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El Mariachi: 35 Facts

El Mariachi is a landmark film in the history of cinema. Shot, written and directed by a first timer, Robert Rodriguez, and produced by and starring Carlos Gallardo, the film won Sundance and was picked up for worldwide distribution by Columbia. Carlos is presenting a one day masterclass in micro budget filmmaking on Saturday May … Read More

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How much is my movie worth

How Much Is My Film Worth?

What is my film worth? This is the most common question I hear year after year at the Raindance Film Festival. I meet many filmmakers at various stages of the fimmaking process, all of whom have varying approaches to the tricky question of valuing their films. It’s also taken on a strangely surreal meaning too … Read More

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Fabulous Press About Deadly Virtues: Love.Honour.Obey

We are so proud of our movie. The script by Mark Rogers, the perfromances by Edward Akrout, Matt Barber and Megan Mazcko, and the entire technical team led by the wonderfully creative and inspiring Ate de Jong. April 11 2014 Twitch Review:  Lean, Mean & Surprising April 11 2014 April 11, 2014 Ate de … Read More

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Monty Python

Monty Python’s 3 Lessons For Filmmakers

Monty Python is one of the entertainment industry’s iconic brands. Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin formed a comedy troupe branded Monty Python and launched Monty Python’s Flying Circus in September 1969 on the BBC. The group’s influence on comedy has been compared to The Beatles’s or Elvis … Read More

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Really tough questions Investors Ask Filmmakers

The 13 Tough Questions Film Investors Ask

I grew up on the farm back in Ontario – an hour or so outside of Toronto. My mother was horrified when she found out that I was working in the movie business. She was convinced that the devil lived in the movie theatre, and here I am all this time later carrying out the … Read More

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5 things learned from hollywood's rebels

5 Things Learned From Hollywood’s Rebels

Greetings from the “other side” of Europe, where we are working on bringing Raindance to Budapest.  Why Budapest you ask?  Because its the hottest runaway production spot in Europe right now and has the potential to be the new filmmaking capital of Europe.   And local talent is gaining momentum also  (we just had yet another film … Read More

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The Future of Product Placement

Product placement dates all the way back to the nineteenth century, when it was common in publishing. In the first decade of film history in the late nineteenth/early twentieth century, the short films were much more akin to adverts of today than they were film, with obvious selling intentions. It was an effective method, and … Read More

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10 Beautiful Shots With Made A Black Magic Camera

When you are the cinematographer of a project, there is always a big question. On which camera are you going to shoot your movie? Since last year the Black Magic Cinema Camera has claimed to offer great shots and an authentic cinema look for the price of a fully equipped Canon 5D. But does this … Read More

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Independent Filmmakers Toolkit

Independent Filmmaker’s Toolkit

Want to make a movie and want to know how to start? Step one: Get a script You can make an average film from a great script, but you can never make even an average movie from a shitty script. If you are feeling isolated as a writer, you could always take advantage of our … Read More

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Movie Making Softwares Can Help With No Budget Film Production

Photo credits: Dave Catchpole Trying to make a movie without a budget? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. The good news is that making a money cheaply is entirely possible if you have the right software on your computer. We’re going to go over what you need to have to make sure you finish your film … Read More

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A Behind-The-Scenes Look at Film Production Careers

Photo Credits: Vancouver Film School Are you thinking about a career in film production? If so, now is a great time to get started in making your dream a reality. To help you make the decision about whether or not this career path is right for you, we’re going to take a behind-the-scenes look at … Read More

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A Glossary To Aid In Marketing Your Project

Hello! I’m a new intern at Raindance—in fact, it is my first day in the office! When assimilating into a new work environment, I often find myself in need of a little brush-up on any relevant terminology. A bit earlier today, I was speaking to someone about Raindance’s Marketing Digital Content course. Shortly after said … Read More

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