Another 15-Minutes of Fame!!!

8 Jun

Here’s Part II of my interview series with Film Courage on YouTube!

What do you think: should filmmakers wait to manifest their vision or should they adapt their vision to available resources???


5 Responses to “Another 15-Minutes of Fame!!!”

  1. monaelias June 15, 2012 at 1:38 am #

    Good information and knowledge from your own personal experience to motivate others!

  2. samcurphey June 8, 2012 at 11:45 am #

    Love the interview brother. Not sure why you come down so hard on an 8k short? It is still consistent with resource-based filmmaking if your resources include 8k. I was also surprised to hear you to argue against it on economic grounds. Taking your cue, a filmmaker can make a story by short film for very little money, but they can also tell a different story by short film for 8k, one that would not be very well told for less than 8k.

    • Christopher June 8, 2012 at 12:48 pm #

      Thanks for the comment, Sam. You are correct that resource-based filmmaking can be applied to short films and, yes, a short for 8K is a resource-based film if 8K is cash one has to spend. My main argument is whether or not 8K is a wise investment for a short. Though a stellar short film can still catapult one’s filmmaking career, it, in itself, is not profitable. So I guess it all depends on the purpose of said short, as I mention. If one primarily wants to show off their chops, then it might behoove them to spend 8K on a short; however, if they are seeking to profit, then it’s silly.

      Also, personally speaking, I believe one can better demonstrate their filmmaking skills through a feature film or a series of shorts, rather than just one. So I recommend that the 8K be spent on something more substantially than a few-minute film. Or, better yet, spend that cash on self-promotion, e.g., a website, festival submission fees, and make a short for no cash!


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