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Author: Film Anchor

We are not going to kid you. Making money making movies is hard work and it doesn't come easy. This is the real deal: if you want to make a living from movies if not to be rich, you have to think business. Think about what the audience wants to see. It is NOT about what you want. This website provides a bunch of helpful articles to help you on your way of becoming a successful moviemaker.

Most feature films are produced either by the major Hollywood studios or by hundreds of U.S. and foreign independent production companies. The independents range from major companies just below the rank of the well-financed, all-purpose studios, to medium and small continuing companies, to firms that go bankrupt after just one production.

Since the introduction of DV technology, the means of production have become more independent; called independent filmmaking. Filmmakers can conceivably shoot and edit a movie, create and edit the sound and music, and mix the final cut on a home computer. However, while the means of production may be independent, financing, distribution, and marketing remain difficult to accomplish outside the traditional system.

Most independent filmmakers rely on film festivals to get their films noticed and sold for distribution. However, the Internet has allowed for relatively inexpensive distribution of independent films; many filmmakers post their films online for critique and recognition. Although there is little profitability in this, a filmmaker can still gain exposure via the web.

The filmmaking production cycle consists of five main stages: 1-Development, 2- Preproduction, 3-Production, 4-Post-production, 5-Distribution.

Technologies such as DVD, FireWire connections and professional-level non-linear editing system software make movie making relatively inexpensive.

Popular software (including commercial, consumer level and open source) includes: Avid Xpress Pro, Cinelerra, Kino, Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro and Final Cut Express, iMovie, Sony Vegas,

Popular digital camcorders, mostly semi-professional equipment with 3-CCD technology, include: Canon, GL2 XL-1s, XL-2, Panasonic AG-DVX100/AG-DVX100A/AG-DVX100B , Panasonic AG-HVX200, Sony VX-1000/2000/2100, Sony PD-150/170. Most of these camcorders cost between US$2,000 - $5,000 in 2003, with costs continuing to decline as features are added, and models depreciate.

Additionally, open source software holds the potential for increasing high-level editing capabilities being available for also increasingly lower prices, both free and paid software. I would recommend to take a look at this website

Posting videos for profit is a great way to make a lot of money from your own movies. Look at these sites: - Make It. Post It. Profit., -Podtrac Podcaster Home, -Revver, -VideoEgg:,

Other High Traffic Sites are: -Google Video, -MetaCafe Funny Videos & Movies, -YouTube Broadcast Yourself.

Here are some more Video Sites: (beta), -Bolt: Watch Videos, Share Photos, and Upload Music to your Online Profile, -Buzz Net, -ClipShack, -Dailymotion Share Your Videos, -DropShots Free Video Hosting & Photo Sharing. Upload Video Now!, -Jumpcut [Make Amazing Movies Online], -motionbox: Videos, -Video Bomb - Most Bombed All-Time, -Watch, Share, Create - Grouper Video, -Welcome to eyespot, -Welcome to vSocial - The Video Clip Sharing Community.

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About the author: Film Anchor is an online resource for media makers. Here we can exchange information helpful to the production and distribution of projects. The site includes articles, FAQs, a dynamic database of links to other sites and film and video related files.

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