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Interview with Steve Moramarco: Making a Full-length Feature with Only $5000

Stephen Moramarco’s debut film, The Great Intervention, is the epitome of low-budget indie filmmaking. He made this full-length feature for only $5000. Steve will be sharing his own insights and tips on the current DIY revolution in filmmaking. Stephen Moramarco (R) on the set (aka his backyard) of The Great Intervention (photo by Leva) UM: Hi Steve. […]

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12 Tips for Marketing Your Film on Facebook

The film marketing tips below are condensed from the workshop with Facebook and the Danish Film Institute about using social media for film marketing. There were representatives from all three sides: film distributors, film producers, and the media agencies – plus those immersed in social media itself – Crisp, Fan Page Trender (campaign performance tracking), and Facebook themselves. […]

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Band Promotion: How to Shoot Conceptual Band Photos

If you are a new band, you will eventually need conceptual band photos for your CD packaging, album art, website, press kit, posters, shirts, and other stuff needed for band promotion.  Now you DO NOT want to slack off in this department because it’s your way to get noticed. I will say it again: Good […]

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Kickstarter Statistics and Tips

Independent filmmakers and independent musicians are now so in love with Kickstarter so I thought I should  share some statistics about this much-loved crowdfunding site. Hopefully, this would help and encourage those who are planning to start a campaign. Launched Projects: 20,371 Successful Projects: 7,496 (43%) Unsuccessful Projects: 9,700 Live Projects: 3,175 Approximately 40% of […]

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Merch Concepts: Paperdolls

Looking for creative custom merch concepts for your band? Here’s a very fun one we stumbled upon online. It’s simple and really cheap to make but it can be your fan’s favorite. This creative Band Merchandise is for a band called Evertheory. A friend of theirs offered to design paperdolls for the band as promotional […]

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CD Packaging: Brain in a Box

If you want to put something in your living room that would start a conversation, this is it! This is pop culture sci-fi coolness in a box. Your guests will not only be talking about the brilliant aluminum packaging, the sci-fi geeks and film buffs would also be discussing about their favorite sci-fi flicks while […]

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Creative DVD Packaging – Is it Really Worth Your Hard Earned Dollars?

DVD packaging is not just an option, it is a MUST! I myself wouldn’t buy anything that I can get for free(download from internet, borrow from friends) except maybe if I know the artist personally or the packaging is really kick-ass. I hear you. You just don’t wanna lose (spend) even a single dollar more. […]

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Indie Musicians:Tips for Managing Your Finances Better

Have you ever heard it said that “Budgeting is the key to financial success?” For musicians, that whole concept is not just plain old dull, but it’s also impossible to imagine as we live from gig to gig. We scrimp and save simply to support the bohemian lifestyle we’ve chosen. Well, I have good news: […]