Monday, November 09, 2009

End of the Tour, Blogs & other stuff

November 9, 2009

I am just finishing up the tour and Moses and I are tired. Sorry I have been slow when it comes to blogging it seems like I always get this way at the end of a 10 week tour, and yes, it has been 10 weeks.

I have been to a few new places this time around and made some new friends. Check out the University of Central Florida’s film program blog ( I spent some great time there and met some great students. Thank you Jon Jones and Lisa Mills!

I also was interviewed by John Gaspard, a filmmaker after my own heart when it comes to No-Budget Films. Check out my interview at It is a great blog; you all should visit there often.

I am in San Antonio right now consulting on a couple of films for a friend of mine. Moses and I are also trying to relax a bit before we start the long trek home.

Here is a sample of a few things from my book The Angry Filmmaker Survival Guide Part One: Making The Extreme No Budget Film.

1. "What kind of software do you use?" is the most frequently asked question and possibly the stupidest one that I've ever heard! Software doesn't write your story, you do.

2. If you piss off your crew you'll never really know it until you're back in the editing room. That's when you will see things like the boom, or mic shadows, or that the focus is soft.

3. The worst thing that can happen on a set is that someone gets hurt. Safety is a huge concern. You know what your Mom always said, "it's all fun and games until someone gets their eye poked out.”

4. No one ever thinks about post! Like once you get through production the rest of the film will take care of itself?

5. The studio/distribution people will tell you that you need a star, don't believe them. They're lazy.

The Angry Filmmaker Survival Guide Part One: Making The Extreme No Budget Film. It’s full of things to help you make your film. So why haven’t you bought it!

Go to my site, ( and buy it for a mere $16.95 + $3 S&H. You’ll feel better about yourself in the morning.

“Your book should be handed to every kid starting film school or every kid that says "Screw film school, I'm going to make a picture. NOW."

Jim LeBrecht
Berkeley Sound Artists (and all around good guy)

I would really appreciate it if the people who have purchased my book could go to and write a review. I could use a lot more. And please tell your friends about the book, but don’t let them buy it on Amazon, send them to my site. I make more money that way.

On to other stuff.

Don’t forget to check out my tour sponsors, Show Biz Software, (, Pollard Design (, Zoom Creates (, and Cheezy Flicks ( ). If you haven’t checked out their sites and their services, you better.

And I’m welcoming a new Sponsor, Film Slug, ( but more about them later…

As always, feel free to link to my site and you can subscribe to my blog. So what are you waiting for?

Talk later.


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