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Nuts and Bolts Filmmaking by Dan Rahmel

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At the beginning of a venture, the preproduction staff is generally chiefly you – the filmmaker. Whether you’ll be the director, producer, writer, or make-up person on the actual shoot, a guerilla film almost always begins with one person. To assure success in the endeavor, spending time on preproduction planning is a must.

Preproduction time is perhaps the one huge advantage guerilla filmmakers have over large Hollywood productions. Big-budget films are often launched during a short crunch time window when the green light decision, the actor’s schedules, and the director’s vision all coincide. Preproduction ...

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