Film Method

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Have you ever wanted to make your own film, but you are not sure where to start? Film Method is the podcast that will take you through the nuts and bolts of independent filmmaking. In a roundtable discussion format we will meet guests from all walks of filmmaker life who will share their golden nuggets of wisdom about everything from hiring a producer, to finding a composer, to seeking out investors. Season One will focus on the development phase of making a movie starting with the seeds of inspiration and writing a script or finding material with a particular audience in mind.

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Have you ever wanted to make your own film, but you are not sure where to start? Film Method is the podcast that will take you through the nuts and bolts of independent filmmaking. In a roundtable discussion format we will meet guests from all walks of filmmaker life who will share their golden nuggets of wisdom about everything from hiring a producer, to finding a composer, to seeking out investors. Season One will focus on the development phase of making a movie starting with the seeds of inspiration and writing a script or finding material with a particular audience in mind.
Language
🇬🇧 English
last modified
2012-06-21 18:49
last episode published
2012-06-21 18:32
publication frequency
10.89 days
Contributors
Cindy Freeman author  
Cindy Freeman owner  
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Number of Episodes
102
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Technology Podcasting Visual Arts TV & Film Arts

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Episodes

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21.06.2012

Episode Ninety-Nine: Signing Off

Join Cindy Freeman and Jenna Edwards for the last Film Method episode. It’s been an incredible run these past few years as they’ve covered everything from raising money for your film to hiring crew members, running an efficient set, marketing your movi...
Cindy Freeman author
25.01.2012

Episode Ninety-Eight: Film Music

We return to the topic of music in film once again with London based composer Ram Khatabakhsh. Ram discusses his passion for composing music for film and working as a composer for independent film. We also spend a fair amount of time talking about his ...
Cindy Freeman author
18.01.2012

Episode Ninety-Seven: Tom Vaughan On Writing

Screenwriter and Development Executive Tom Vaughan joins us to talk about working as a writer in Los Angeles and teaching screenwriting in LA and Houston. Tom also shares what it’s like to develop scripts at a small production company and gives some ad...
Cindy Freeman author
11.01.2012

Episode Ninety-Six: Producing Animation

Producing animated content is a much different process than producing live action. The concept of creating a whole world is the same, but in CG animation, every aspect of the production is created in a computer. The process is vast and very fascinating...
Cindy Freeman author
30.11.2011

Episode Ninety-Five: Post-Production Recap

For our last episode of Season Four and of 2011 we recap the past season and all we learned about post-production, distribution and marketing. If you missed any shows this season this is a good summary of all that we covered. Jason Brubaker joins us to...
Cindy Freeman author
23.11.2011

Episode Ninety-Four: Editing Film

There’s a saying that when you make a movie you actually make three movies by 1) writing the screenplay 2) shooting the movie and 3) editing the film. The editor of a film can serve as one of the primary storytellers of your movie and therefore is a cr...
Cindy Freeman author
16.11.2011

Episode Ninety-Three: Value Added Film

When making a film it’s important to be mindful of adding value to the project in order to sell it later. Those things, such as actors with names, can be attractive to a distributor who is looking to make a certain profit on your film and will also all...
Cindy Freeman author
9.11.2011

Episode Ninety-Two: Tech in Film

As technology advances, the options for independent filmmakers increase significantly, which can make picking a camera or a digital release platform very difficult and overwhelming. Filmmaker Andrew Robinson joins us to talk about everything from selec...
Cindy Freeman author
2.11.2011

Episode Ninety-One: Super Post

When tackling post-production you want to have someone on board that knows the ins and outs of managing your post-production team and who is familiar with working with a number of different film formats. It’s also extremely important to work with a sup...
Cindy Freeman author
26.10.2011

Episode Ninety: Connecting With an Audience

One of the most important things to consider as you’re making your movie is how you’re going to connect with an audience. Whether it be a niche subject or a broader family film, you must know who your audience is and how you will find them. Jon Reiss o...
Cindy Freeman author
19.10.2011

Episode Eighty-Nine: The Sound Edit

You may have heard it said that sound can make or break a film and wondering how that could be possible. More than likely you’ve seen a low budget movie and known that something wasn’t quite right, but you couldn’t put your finger on it. Chances are, t...
Cindy Freeman author
12.10.2011

Episode Eighty-Eight: Selling Your Film

Many people have lofty dreams of making their own film “masterpiece”. It’s a nobel pursuit to throw caution to the wind, forget all the naysayers, and make your movie the way you want to do it. That is of course unless you have investors that are expec...
Cindy Freeman author
5.10.2011

Episode Eighty-Seven: Music in Film

It’s hard to imagine a movie without music. Music is one of the key elements in filmmaking and is  used to help set the tone of a film as well as supplement emotional arcs of characters. The topic is vast, but we attempt to scratch the surface with com...
Cindy Freeman author
28.09.2011

Episode Eighty-Six: Wrapping Up Production

For our last episode of our season about production we bring back the lovely and talented producer and author Eve Light Honthaner. Eve has worked in numerous production offices in the span of multiple years that she’s worked in this industry. We discus...
Cindy Freeman author
21.09.2011

Episode Eighty-Five: Look of Picture

Have you ever thought of everything that goes into creating the whole look of a film? We’ve brought in three experts to tell you all about it. From the placement of the actors, to the set dressing, props, costumes and make-up- all of these matter when ...
Cindy Freeman author
14.09.2011

Episode Eighty-Four: The Union Show

To go union or not to go union. That is the question. Line producer Mark Moran and production coordinator Molly Moran bring their expertise from working on numerous film projects in their 10+ years of being in the film industry to discuss all of the fi...
Cindy Freeman author
7.09.2011

Episode Eighty-Three: Directing with Varda Hardy

As we near the end of the production season we circle back to the topic of directing. Varda Hardy started in this industry as a script supervisor and worked steadily until she made the switch to directing five years ago. Varda recently won $100,000 for...
Cindy Freeman author
27.07.2011

Episode Eighty-One: Writing with Todd Berger

We wrap up our month of writing with writer Todd Berger. Todd has been a working writer in Los Angeles for ten years. He talks about everything from writing original scripts to pitching ideas to executives and working through multi-hour note sessions w...
Cindy Freeman author
20.07.2011

Episode Eighty: Writing with Connie Siu

Connie Siu started out in the gaming world, but eventually found herself in development at one of the major studios. Her love of story and developing stories is what led her to development and it was there she gained insight into what writers and aspir...
Cindy Freeman author
13.07.2011

Episode Seventy-Nine: Writing with Barri Evins

Our month on writing continues with producer and screenwriting teacher Barri Evins. Barri approaches writing from the producers standpoint: what stories work and what will ultimately sell. Barri discusses having that “big idea” and gives 7 helpful poin...
Cindy Freeman author
6.07.2011

Episode Seventy-Eight: Writing with Julie Gray

Behind every great film is a great script and behind every great script is a great writer or team of writers. The month of July is dedicated to the topic of writing as it is a crucial part of the filmmaking process. Writer and script consultant Julie G...
Cindy Freeman author
22.06.2011

Episode Seventy-Seven: Director-Actor Relationship

The relationship between the director and actor in any medium is a very special one. Trust is of the utmost importance and when established early on can give the actor a freedom to explore and create in such a way that can help serve the story and the ...
Cindy Freeman author
15.06.2011

Episode Seventy-Six: Production Sound

Believe it or not, having good sound is about as important to your production as having a good quality picture. Low quality sound will make your film seem cheap and unprofessional. Zsolt Magyar joins us this week to talk about being a production sound ...
Cindy Freeman author
8.06.2011

Episode Seventy-Five: Eve Light Honthaner

Since the time the Film Method podcast began we have been talking about Eve Light Honthaner and her amazing book The Complete Film Production Handbook! Eve has worked on many films including Titanic, Just Married and Tropic Thunder. She joins us to giv...
Cindy Freeman author
1.06.2011

Episode Seventy-Four: Costume Designing for Film

Susan Nininger started out in the field of fine art creating sculpted ceramic pieces and then realized that she liked “sculpting costumes”. Her big break was in the 90′s when she was given the job costuming Kevin Costner and Whitney Houston in The Body...
Cindy Freeman author
25.05.2011

Episode Seventy-Three: Script Supervisor Veda Semarne from The Office

The script supervisor has one of the most important and difficult jobs on set: making sure what’s in the script ends up in the can (or in the case of The Office, the plastic tape case). The script supervisor, also known as the scripty, rarely has a fre...
Cindy Freeman author
18.05.2011

Episode Seventy-Two: The 2nd A.D.s

The role of the 2nd A.D. is an extremely important one and is very different from that of the 1st A.D. While the 1st A.D. spends all of his or her time on set, the 2nd A.D. is primarily in the production office, working with the producers to make sure ...
Cindy Freeman author
11.05.2011

Episode Seventy-One: Lighting a Set

For obvious reasons, lights are some of the most important elements on a film set. Without light, you wouldn’t see what’s in the picture and without the picture, you wouldn’t have a movie! The lighting department is filled with many peculiar sounding c...
Cindy Freeman author
4.05.2011

Episode Seventy: The Hierarchy on Set

When you’re on a film set, like in any business, there is a certain structure that should be followed in order to finish your day and ultimately to finish your film. Of course on a film set, just like in any business, things don’t always go according t...
Cindy Freeman author
27.04.2011

Episode Sixty-Nine: Producing Challenges Big Budgets Vs. Small

Having unlimited resources at your disposal while making a movie doesn’t mean that you’ll make a great movie, but it sure helps. What luxuries do you have on a larger budget production? What must you sacrifice to make a smaller budget work? Producer Sc...
Cindy Freeman author
13.04.2011

Episode Sixty-Eight: Lessons From Making Your First Feature

Some people will tell you that you should go to film school if you want to be a filmmaker. Others will tell you that you should use that money to make your first feature instead. Rukmani and Derek decided to do both: they made their first feature while...
Cindy Freeman author
30.03.2011

Episode Sixty-Seven: Communicating Your Vision

When you arrive on set that first day, you want to make sure that your creative team has a plan in place. The goal is to take the vision that you’ve fleshed out and communicate that to your crew to execute the game plan in order to have a successful sh...
Cindy Freeman author
16.03.2011

Episode Sixty-Six: Bank On It

The  second episode of our season about production, highlights a very important element in starting production, the money. Executive Producer Tony Boldi stops by to share some of his experiences with us and to explain the pros and cons of starting prod...
Cindy Freeman author
2.03.2011

Episode Sixty-Five: The First Day of Production

Kicking off Season 3: Production is producing/directing team Chris Uettwiller and Tom Vaughan who recently finished their feature film, Playing House, which is Tom’s directorial debut. Tom and Chris talk about the first day on set and the value of havi...
Cindy Freeman author
2.02.2011

Episode Sixty-Four: A History of Distribution Part 2

What better way to learn about distribution then from someone who oversaw distribution and marketing at Paramount, one of the most prestigious studios in the world. Barry London headed up marketing campaigns for some of the largest films of the 80′s an...
Cindy Freeman author
27.01.2011

Episode Sixty-Three: A History of Distribution Part 1

What better way to learn about distribution then from someone who oversaw distribution and marketing at Paramount, one of the most prestigious studios in the world. Barry London headed up marketing campaigns for some of the largest films of the 80′s an...
Cindy Freeman author
19.01.2011

Episode Sixty-Two: Distribution and Film Festivals

We continue our month of episodes about distribution and celebrate the season of Sundance that is upon us as we speak to former Sundance short film programmer Roberta Munroe. As a festival programmer Roberta viewed tens of thousands of short films and ...
Cindy Freeman author
12.01.2011

Episode Sixty-One: Digital Distribution and You

Are you currently producing a feature film or have you recently finished production on one? Do you have big plans to sell it to a studio for a big payday or even, *gulp*, planning on sending it to Sundance? Those are both fantastic goals, but what is t...
Cindy Freeman author
8.12.2010

Episode Sixty: Pre-Production in a Nutshell

You thought this day would never come, but it’s here! The release of the last episode of our Pre-Production Season! For this episode we recap the previous season in all of its glory. Producers Jenna Edwards, Aydrea ten Bosch, and John Paul Rice join me...
Cindy Freeman author
1.12.2010

Episode Fifty-Nine: S3LA Event with Film Method Part 2

On November 11th, 2010 Film Method and Mental Eclectic held their first joint Shorts ‘N Spirits Showcase together. The event featured many different web series and shorts and included industry speakers as well. Film Method was there to capture it! This...
Cindy Freeman author
24.11.2010

Episode Fifty-Eight: S3LA Event with Film Method Part 1

On November 11th, 2010 Film Method and Mental Eclectic held their first joint Shorts ‘N Spirits Showcase together. The event featured many different web series and shorts and included industry speakers as well. Film Method was there to capture it! This...
Cindy Freeman author
9.11.2010

Episode Fifty-Seven: Shorts ‘N Spirits Promo Show

The next Shorts ‘N Spirits Showcase will be held this Thursday, November 11th and Film Method will be apart of it! This screening series showcases short format projects including short films, music videos and web series. Craig Wilson and Mel Huffman of...
Cindy Freeman author
28.10.2010

Episode Fifty-Six: Working with Animals in Film

You may be surprised to learn that using animals in your production may not be completely out of the question if you’re working on a low budget project. Join us as we listen to expert Andrea Gold  talk about her experience in working with animals in fi...
Cindy Freeman author
12.10.2010

Episode Fifty-Five: Introducing the FM Mail Bag with a Filmmaker Q&A

We’re excited to announce a new feature called the Film Method Mail Bag! You, the listener, now have the opportunity to get those pressing questions answered about making your own film. Join producers Jenna Edwards and Cooper Harris and Producer/Direct...
Cindy Freeman author
6.10.2010

Episode Fifty-Four: The Business of Acting Part 2

Being an actor in Hollywood requires strategic planning as far as marketing and branding yourself and Rachel Lien and Bryan McClure have been busy doing just that. They both moved to Los Angeles from Omaha, Nebraska a little more than a year ago after ...
Cindy Freeman author
29.09.2010

Episode Fifty-Four: The Business of Acting Part 1

Being an actor in Hollywood requires strategic planning as far as marketing and branding yourself and Rachel Lien and Bryan McClure have been busy doing just that. They both moved to Los Angeles from Omaha, Nebraska a little more than a year ago after ...
Cindy Freeman author
23.09.2010

Episode Fifty-Three: Choosing a Camera

In the film world, the camera is king. What you shoot on will affect everything that matters to your project including budget, schedule and workflow. This week our discussion centers around choosing the right camera for your project.  Join us for some ...
Cindy Freeman author
15.09.2010

Episode Fifty-Two Part 2: Actor and Filmmaker Promotion

One of the most important skills to learn as an actor or filmmaker is self-promotion. This is part 2 of the interview with film marketer Sheri Candler and actor/filmmaker Jenn Page. There’s so much information that we had to split it into two parts! Ac...
Cindy Freeman author
5.09.2010

Episode Fifty-Two Part 1: Actor & Filmmaker Promotion

One of the most important skills to learn as an actor or filmmaker is self-promotion. Join independent film marketer Sheri Candler and actor/filmmaker Jenn Page for this chock-full-of-good-info podcast. There’s so much information that we had to split ...
Cindy Freeman author
29.08.2010

Episode Fifty-One: The Bay the Series

A chat with the creator and stars of the new indie web soap The Bay premiering online Fall 2010. Tune in as we speak to creator/director Gregori Martin and cast members Jade Harlow, Kristos Andrews and Derrell Whitt. The Bay’s Website The Bay on Facebo...
Cindy Freeman author