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GIFF – Submissions Now Closed!

The submissions for the Guam International Film Festival have officially closed as of July 20 and we’re set to announce our official selections in the coming weeks. I just wanted to give a sincere and heartfelt ‘THANK YOU’ to ALL of the filmmakers that have submitted their blood, sweat and tears to this year’s festival. [...]

August 5, 2011 | 0 Comments More
Guam International Film Festival – Submissions Now Open!

Guam International Film Festival – Submissions Now Open!

As this is the first year in constructing an international film festival from the ground up, we are very pleased to see the amount of entries and interest we’ve received in just several days of opening up submissions. Worldwide entries from award-winning films have been submitted and many movies from Guam and the Pacific Asia region are [...]

May 3, 2011 | 0 Comments More

Not Selling Out. Buying In.

Hey – if it works, why not?

April 23, 2011 | 0 Comments More
Quick Production Tricks for Low Budget Filmmaking

Quick Production Tricks for Low Budget Filmmaking

The following is an excerpt from the free DIY filmmaking guide “The Quick and Dirty Guide to DIY Moviemaking”. You can download the complete book for free by clicking here: “The Quick and Dirty Guide to DIY Moviemaking”. For more behind the scenes info, view the SHIRO’S HEAD DIRECTORS’ COMMENTARY SHOTLIST & SCHEDULING Get ready [...]

April 21, 2011 | 0 Comments More

Finding Your Niche

Quentin Tarantino once said that films nowadays are like waves on a beach; there’s an endless supply of them. So how can you be recognized in times when DIY films are saturating the market? Tarantino’s solution was to simply make a kick-ass film. Another solution…don’t worry about getting recognized. Instead, find your niche and fill [...]

April 1, 2011 | 0 Comments More
Quick Pre Production Tips for DIY Moviemaking

Quick Pre Production Tips for DIY Moviemaking

The following is an excerpt from the free DIY filmmaking guide “The Quick and Dirty Guide to DIY Moviemaking”. You can download the complete book for free by clicking here: “The Quick and Dirty Guide to DIY Moviemaking”. For more behind the scenes info, view the SHIRO’S HEAD DIRECTORS’ COMMENTARY PRODUCTION VALUE – FIGURE OUT YOUR [...]

March 23, 2011 | 0 Comments More
Film Festival Checklist – 16 Things to Remember

Film Festival Checklist – 16 Things to Remember

So you’ve just received your first acceptance letter as an official selection and you don’t know where to start? No worries. Here’s a simple checklist of things that we’ve learned along the way to have a successful, efficient and effective film festival experience. Congratulations and good luck! Let Everyone Know! Get the word out to [...]

February 23, 2011 | 0 Comments More
Homemade Camera Dolly for Under $50

Homemade Camera Dolly for Under $50

A very simple design with minimal assembly, this dolly design holds well over 35 pounds (enough for heavier cameras like the Panasonic HVX200 and the HPX170) while producing glass smooth results. It creates a boost in visual production value for minimal cost – comparable to those sold in catalogs and B&H for over $300 bucks. [...]

February 21, 2011 | 0 Comments More
How to Make a Movie

How to Make a Movie

The first time I heard about ‘American Movie’ and Mark Borchardt, it was recommended by one of my instructors while in film school. Years later, it’s still a must-see for anyone that’s ready to dive in to DIY filmmaking. Classic!

February 15, 2011 | 0 Comments More

Is Film School Worth It?

A couple of days ago, we received an email from Ami Krug asking the age old question – “Is film school worth it?” Ami has a son ready to make the jump and is in need of some first hand info. So, Don and I decided to give pros and cons from the perspectives of [...]

February 1, 2011 | 0 Comments More