Monday, November 23, 2009

It's good to be home & other stuff

November 23, 2009

"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. - - from The Angry Filmmaker Survival Guide Part One

That one should pretty much explain itself, shouldn’t it?

Also … Stop watching movies! You can only learn so much from movies. Read books to learn how to tell stories! Visit museums and look at paintings if you want to learn composition and lighting! And Live Life!!! We don’t need anymore lame ass movies about making movies, THEY’VE BEEN DONE TO DEATH! We also don’t need another Spielberg, Lucas, Cameron, Bay or Tarantino. We are still stuck with the originals and their stuff is boring! And no more Young Hot Vampire Shit either! It’s boring.

I have been home for a couple weeks and have been doing some gigs at the local schools here which has been nice. I’ve also been working on a few things on my editing system, you’ll know about those soon enough.

I have been showing up on blogs and podcasts so I haven’t been totally out of the loop.

I just picked up a great quote from a fellow I admire and respect, here it is.

"Read this book and you will not only SURVIVE but you will SUCCEED. One of the best books on making your way through the independent filmmaking jungle with justifiably-angry filmmaker Kelley Baker as your top-notch guide: Funny, profane and committed to telling the unblemished truth. Don't make your next movie until you've read this terrific book."

John Gaspard
Author, "Digital Filmmaking 101," "Fast, Cheap and Under Control," and "Fast, Cheap and Written That Way."

So what else is in my damn book!

1. The Independent Film world is full of liars.

2. Sweetening is what you do to ice tea! We do not put sugar on our audio, ever!

3. Important Law in the Hollywood Film Business: No one ever gets fired for saying "NO!" They only get fired for saying "yes" and costing the company money

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.

So buy it already.

I would really appreciate it if people who have purchased my book could go to and write a review. 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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