I've been going through a bunch of guides to short and low-budget filmmaking. The Guerilla Filmmakers Handbook
is probably the most comprehensive of them. It seems to cover everything you could think of related to making a movie for little money, from organizations that can help you to storyboards to technologies to Teamsters to setting up your own corporation, etc., etc. I know some of this stuff, but I'm combing through it to make sure there's nothing I'm missing.
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I have this book and it provides excellent information on low-budget filmmaking. What I found most helpful is the format used for the shooting schedule based on dates, props, talents, etc.
Let me know if I can help with your project.
This book saves me from looking stupid. I was emailing this DP who might be interested in filming my short and he was all like, "my gaffer says..." and I was like, what the hell is a gaffer? So I busted out my GFG and looked it up and was all, "oh yeah, the lighting is all whatever."
And avoided looking like an ignorant moron. Yay for that book.
I'd be curious to know how you feel the information translates to Canadian film making.
I imagine certain things (such as organzations and incorporating) would be somewhat different if it's written from an American POV.
I think 90% of this is the same in Canada. There aren't S corps and C corps and LLC's and so forth, but the rules for those change in every state, not just every country. I can't really answer the question globally because I'm not a pro filmmaker, I'm a pro writer who's making a film...
I also have this book. When I went looking for something on guerrilla filmmaking, I didn't expect to find something that so completely met my needs. Highly recommended.
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