Filmmaker Secrets

Filmmaker Secrets

Filmmakers have the power to evoke emotion, inspire thought, and drive universal change in this world. Right now, a real seismic shift is happening in the film industry. This is your best chance to join a new filmmaking movement. You have been called to create an everlasting impact with your unmatched, deep desire to tell authentic stories, only to be met with insultingly low rates or worse… working for exposure. So how does a filmmaker thrive in an environment that is almost intentionally designed to bring you down? That is the question. And this podcast reveals the answer.

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April 20, 2022 27 min

On this week's episode of the Filmmaker Secrets podcast I'm excited to introduce you to Sarah Young, an award winning filmmaker. We chat all things film, theatre and even opera.

Check out Sarah's website: https://www.sarahyoung.net

"One Film Per Month" Challenge: http://www.filmmakingchallenge.com
FREE Filmmaker Masterclass: http://www.chargeyourworth.com
Storytelling Secrets: https://www.filmmakersecrets.com/story
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Coverage vs. Intention. Are you the type of filmmaker that is shooting for the edit, or are you just editing everything that you've shot? That is the ULTIMATE question.

"One Film Per Month" Challenge: http://www.filmmakingchallenge.com
FREE Filmmaker Masterclass: http://www.chargeyourworth.com
Storytelling Secrets: https://www.filmmakersecrets.com/story
FREE Shot List Template: https://www.filmmakersecrets.com/shotlist

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Value-based pricing is likely the most important aspect of charging what you are truly worth and becoming a successful filmmaker. Learn the secrets of knowing how to price your work properly and avoid undercharging and endlessly chasing money.

"One Film Per Month" Challenge: https://www.filmmakingchallenge.com
FREE Filmmaker Masterclass: https://www.chargeyourworth.com
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The age old question of how to connect with your audience is answered in this episode of the Filmmaker Secrets Podcast. Listen to learn the 5 ingredients you need to infuse into your projects in order to make the viewer FEEL and CHANGE.

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I had the pleasure of speaking with a very genuine and talented filmmaker, Riccardo Suriano, who approaches filmmaking from the perspective of short films first. Listen to his unique take on the filmmaking world and how he got his start.

Check out Riccardo's website: https://www.riccardosuriano.com
WeShort website: https://weshort.com

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This week I break down what L.I.G.H.T. stands for and how to approach lighting any film set, be it interior or exterior. Lots of golden nuggets that even the pro can learn from.

"One Film Per Month" Challenge: https://www.filmmakersecrets.com/youtube
FREE Filmmaker Training: https://www.filmmakersecrets.com/free
Storytelling Secrets: https://www.filmmakersecrets.com/story
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This week I talk with the crew and cast members of the new short film "Dear Simone". The director Kevin Deming, executive producer/writer/lead actor Jenny Piersol, and cinematographer/producer Andy Whitlatch.

Check out the IndieGoGo campaign here: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/dear-simone-short-film#
Follow on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dearsimone.film
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These are my best filmmaker productivity hacks for when I'm feeling unmotivated, overwhelmed, and stressed out. Top 5 hacks to get the thing done!

"One Film Per Month" Challenge: https://www.filmmakersecrets.com/youtube
FREE Filmmaker Training: https://www.filmmakersecrets.com/free
Storytelling Secrets: https://www.filmmakersecrets.com/story
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This week I chat with a talented documentary filmmaker, Frank Fazzio, about focusing on the right things in filmmaking and his various collaborative documentary projects. Listen to hear his unique approach to crowd sourced interviews.
 
Watch Frank's documentary Unfiltered Through Their Eyes.

From Frank:

This film lets us see and hear global filmmakers and children worldwide and what is possible during challenging times of the pand...

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I'm calling my shot! What is the "One Film Per Month" challenge?...

Check out the challenge here: https://www.filmmakersecrets.com/youtube

I'm going to write, shoot, and edit a short film every month for the next year and you're getting exclusive access to all the behind the scenes! Follow my journey of attracting high-end clients & producing winning films.

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Three guests on one podcast!? Yes, indeed. This week I chat with Phillis, Linda, and Rob (second appearance) about their series project Artie and Paul and how they shot their pilot during the pandemic, and all the challenges that go along with that.

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For this momentous occasion of reaching the 50th episode of the Filmmaker Secrets Podcast I wanted to recount the 3 biggest lessons I learned over the past 3 years. Everything from film racing, to the importance of story, to value-based pricing and charging what you're worth.

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What is "suspension of disbelief"? How do we immerse our audiences deep within our story? How in the heck do filmmakers create compelling and meaningful films that grab the audience by the throat and get them to pay attention? Answers to these questions and more on this week's episode of the Filmmaker Secrets Podcast!

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Let's talk about the Golden Circle from Simon Sinek and how it relates to the filmmaking world.

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January 31, 2022 8 min

Does size matter? ... The size of your camera, that is. Haha! The answer to this very important question and more in this episode of the Filmmaker Secrets Podcast.

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Storytelling Secrets: https://www.filmmakersecrets.com/story
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This is an absolute treasure trove of information about storytelling, acting, and filmmaking secrets. I speak to Jim and Josh about their careers, successes and challenges. Definitely a lot to take away from this conversation so be sure to listen til the end!

Jim Hunt's Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jim.hunt.3557
Josh Hartwell's Website: https://www.hartwellplaywright.com

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January 20, 2022 8 min

Do you know what UWYG and PFI stand for? Find out on this podcast episode where I discuss the intricacies of budget-friendly filmmaking. Did that get you intrigued?

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Storytelling Secrets: https://www.filmmakersecrets.com/story
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Thing back to a moment when someone gave you the BEST piece of filmmaking advice. I'm about to top that! Listen to find out the absolute BEST advice for filmmakers.

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This week I discuss the best method to slow down time, quite literally! And the way to do that is through a little something I learned about a while back called "horizons". Listen to learn more.

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Storytelling Secrets: https://www.filmmakersecrets.com/story
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On this episode I talk about the concept of perception in the art form of filmmaking. How do we perceive the films we watch differently?

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