What Does It Mean to be a Producer?

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Alongside her current Kickstarter campaign for Robert Machoian and Rodrigo Ojeda-Beck’s God Bless the Child, producer Laura Heberton pens this guest essay for Filmmaker reflecting on the many different ways one can be a film producer in our Internet age.…  Read more


For Your Film Set or Living Room, Dean Fleischer-Camp’s “Hyper-Generic” Prop Posters


When, in 2013, I spoke to Dean Fleischer Camp about his exquisitely deadpan web series, Catherine, created with Jenny Slate, I immediately wanted to know about its production design. How did he come up with its uncannily bland, generically discomforting…  Read more


Filmmakers, Learn How the FAA Plans to Regulate Drone Filmmaking


For over a year the FAA has been fighting a rearguard action against the proliferation of drones. The agency has had regulations in place stating that unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) — also called unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), or drones —…  Read more


Kit: 10 Favorite Tech Innovations of 2014 (And Perhaps 2015)

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I fall into that category of independent filmmaker who, as the need exists, writes, produces, directs, shoots, records sound, edits, even grades their own footage. (What we used to call color correction.) Then again, often times I’m “just” the DP.…  Read more