How to Edit a Star Wars Movie with Rogue One and Monsters Editor Colin Goudie with Phil Hawkins, Giles Alderson & Robbie McKane hosting.

This week we sat down with editor Colin Goudie who regales us with his wonderful stories about editing the incredible Gareth Edwards film Monsters and Star Wars: Rogue One.

How both films differed in budget but yet were the same in terms of emotion and making sure the story is key.

Phil Hawkins tells us about his Star Wars fan film: Origins and how it took 3 years to make and why he wanted to make a fan film in the first place especially after having made 5 feature films in the past.

Listen to Phil Hawkins episode as a guest Ep 14

We talk about Colin Goudie’s background, leaving school at 15, going to art college, learning 35mm B&W stills photography – Going to film school, learning to tell stories with individual still photos – Putting himself forward for jobs on student films, making himself useful – Breaking into the industry as a runner, getting hired by the BBC as an editing assistant.

We talk Colin’s first meeting Gareth Edwards whilst working on BBC programming ‘Atilla’. How he working on Monsters and the unusual film production style, entirely improvised, no script, 120 hours of rushes, a fitting challenge to even an experienced editor.

And we talk about the process of an editor.

LINKS

WATCH The Dare trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5aZVm2drjY

Make Your Film 5 The next Make Your Film event is Sept 3rd 6.30 onwards for networking, Q&A and guest speakers. Which is sponsored by Performance Insurance First guest announced is: Anthony Woodley (The Flood) and Leon Clarance (Sense8) Tickets https://makeyourfilm-5.eventbrite.co.uk

Get Tickets to the World Premier of A Serial Killers Guide to Life at Fright Fest here: http://www.frightfest.co.uk/2019films/a-serial-killers-guide-to-life.html

Colin’s recommended Editing Book https://www.amazon.co.uk/Practical-Guide-Documentary-Editing/dp/1138292192

Phil Hawkins site http://www.philm.co.uk/

Phil’s YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfhn9RmfYI4x30b7Ztuhncg/videos

Our collaborators

SCREENCRAFT

This episode is in collaboration with ScreenCraft. If you’re writing a action/adventure screenplay, you’ll want to know about ScreenCraft’s latest Screenplay Competition, open to feature film screenplays. This year’s industry jury includes executives from Fox Searchlight, Paramount, Kaplan/Perrone and LBI Entertainment. ScreenCraft’s past winners have gone on to sign with major agencies and management companies, and they’ve been hired to write for studios and sold screenplays to producers. Get your feature film screenplay to the 2019 ScreenCraft Action/Adventure Screenplay Competition! Early bird deadline now available. Learn more at ScreenCraft.org

RAINDANCE

If you haven’t heard of Raindance yet, you definitely need to check them out! They’re a Film School and Film Festival based in London, and they’ve been supporting independent film for the past 27 years. The best way to find out more about what they do is to attend their upcoming  Taster Day on Saturday 31st August at 11am at the Raindance Film Training Centre. You’ll get a real taste of their world-renowned evening and weekend filmmaking courses and workshops about directing, screenwriting and producing, while gaining invaluable introductory knowledge and tips on how to break in the film industry. And, there’s a networking drinks session at the end where you’ll be able to start building your film-making contacts. Because you’re listening to the Filmmakers Podcast, you can get all this for free! Just enter our exclusive discount code:  OPENPODCAST19 when booking at checkout”. Booking link:  http://bit.ly/RDOpenHouse

WATCH World of Darkness https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07BS35KQ2?pf_rd_p=855cdcfd-05d9-474f-b84d-8286a3530ba1&pf_rd_r=G5Q5NNQZR9PRZNQ4ME5D

WATCH Fanged Up https://www.amazon.co.uk/Fanged-Up-Daniel-OReilly/dp/B07F83JN6G/ref=sr_1_1?s=instant-video&ie=UTF8&qid=1542670909&sr=1-1&keywords=fanged

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‘The Dare’ – How to Survive Your Own World Premiere Night! with Giles Alderson, Bart Edwards and Jonny & Lina Grant after the Screening at Popcorn Frights Film Festival in Miami !

Giles Alderson sat down with his co-writer Jonny Grant ,his wife Lina Grant and his lead in The Dare actor Bart Edwards to chat how their experience of the first ever screening of The Dare went down and how they felt at the World Premiere of a movie some of them had been working on for 5 years! LIVE from Popcorn Frights Film Festival in Miami.

They talk how Bart Edwards got cast in The Dare , his audition techniques, acting advice and best tips for castings.

They talk how Jonny and Giles wrote The Dare, their journey to get it to the screen. First day on set nerves and how Giles designed the movie with his DoP Andrew Rodger and his directing style.

As well as The Dare, Bart Edwards starred in Season 3 of Lifetime’s critically acclaimed series “UnREAL” and in the Norwegian series “Lykkeland” (State of Happiness) that recently had its World Premiere during the Cannes Series Festival in France. Follow him here @Bart_Edwards

Jonny Grant co wrote The Dare and has also written 8 other feature screenplays. He has recently co-written ‘Knights of Camelot’ for Signature Ent. which starts filming later this year. Follow him here: Jonny Grant

LINKS

WATCH The Dare trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5aZVm2drjY

Make Your Film 5 The next Make Your Film event is Sept 3rd 6.30 onwards for networking, Q&A and guest speakers. Which is sponsored by Performance Insurance First guest announced is: Anthony Woodley (The Flood) and Leon Clarance (Sense8) Tickets https://makeyourfilm-5.eventbrite.co.uk

Get Tickets to the World Premier of A Serial Killers Guide to Life at Fright Fest here: http://www.frightfest.co.uk/2019films/a-serial-killers-guide-to-life.html

Our collaborators and Sponsors –

SCREENCRAFT

This episode is in collaboration with ScreenCraft. If you’re writing a action/adventure screenplay, you’ll want to know about ScreenCraft’s latest Screenplay Competition, open to feature film screenplays. This year’s industry jury includes executives from Fox Searchlight, Paramount, Kaplan/Perrone and LBI Entertainment. ScreenCraft’s past winners have gone on to sign with major agencies and management companies, and they’ve been hired to write for studios and sold screenplays to producers. Get your feature film screenplay to the 2019 ScreenCraft Action/Adventure Screenplay Competition! Early bird deadline now available. Learn more at ScreenCraft.org

RAINDANCE

If you haven’t heard of Raindance yet, you definitely need to check them out! They’re a Film School and Film Festival based in London, and they’ve been supporting independent film for the past 27 years. The best way to find out more about what they do is to attend their upcoming  Taster Day on Saturday 31st August at 11am at the Raindance Film Training Centre. You’ll get a real taste of their world-renowned evening and weekend filmmaking courses and workshops about directing, screenwriting and producing, while gaining invaluable introductory knowledge and tips on how to break in the film industry. And, there’s a networking drinks session at the end where you’ll be able to start building your film-making contacts. Because you’re listening to the Filmmakers Podcast, you can get all this for free! Just enter our exclusive discount code:  OPENPODCAST19 when booking at checkout”. Booking link:  http://bit.ly/RDOpenHouse

WATCH World of Darkness https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07BS35KQ2?pf_rd_p=855cdcfd-05d9-474f-b84d-8286a3530ba1&pf_rd_r=G5Q5NNQZR9PRZNQ4ME5D

WATCH Fanged Up https://www.amazon.co.uk/Fanged-Up-Daniel-OReilly/dp/B07F83JN6G/ref=sr_1_1?s=instant-video&ie=UTF8&qid=1542670909&sr=1-1&keywords=fanged

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How to Make a Film On Your OWN with NO Crew! Surviving the Outback’s director, producer, writer, editor & star Mike Atkinson AKA ‘Outback Mike’ joins Giles Alderson

The adventure filmmaker Mike Atkinson joins us on the Filmmakers Podcast to chat how he went about making a feature film all on his own! with no crew and in the middle of nowhere! The extreme outdoors, photography and filming are his passion. This led him to start filming his own adventures. “When I watch TV and the internet, what I see doesn’t capture what it’s really like to be alone in the extreme outdoors. Nearly everyone you see is being followed by a film crew and it detracts from the realism of what could otherwise be something interesting that I’d like to watch!”

We chat how he avoided crocodiles, ate dog balls (not the ones you think), got permission form the aboriginal tribes, learnt film-making form this podcast and others as well as youtube, raised his own cash, bought his own equipment and planned for years to create a brilliant inspiring feature film that captures something no-one ever gets to see.

He talks how he packed everything into a rucksack, shot with drones and how he powered the batteries and his laptop as he went, let alone ate and drank while he tried to survive all teh while tracig the steps of two survivors from the past.

How he leaned how to edit and had to work out what certain phrases and techniques were and all the deliverables he had to produce and complete for the distributors so his film ‘Surving the Outback’ could be released.

WATCH Surviving The Outback trailer

WATCH the FILM Surviving the Outback

Mike’s website https://outbackmike.com.au/about/

LINKS

WATCH The Dare trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5aZVm2drjY

Get tickets for The DARE World Premier at Popcorn Frights Film Fest here

Make Your Film 5 The next Make Your Film event is Sept 3rd 6.30 onwards for networking, Q&A and guest speakers. Which is sponsored by Performance Insurance First guest announced is: Anthony Woodley!! Tickets https://makeyourfilm-5.eventbrite.co.uk

Our collaborators and Sponsors –

SCREENCRAFT

This episode is in collaboration with ScreenCraft. If you’re writing a action/adventure screenplay, you’ll want to know about ScreenCraft’s latest Screenplay Competition, open to feature film screenplays. This year’s industry jury includes executives from Fox Searchlight, Paramount, Kaplan/Perrone and LBI Entertainment. ScreenCraft’s past winners have gone on to sign with major agencies and management companies, and they’ve been hired to write for studios and sold screenplays to producers. Get your feature film screenplay to the 2019 ScreenCraft Action/Adventure Screenplay Competition! Early bird deadline now available. Learn more at ScreenCraft.org

RAINDANCE

If you haven’t heard of Raindance yet, you definitely need to check them out! They’re a Film School and Film Festival based in London, and they’ve been supporting independent film for the past 27 years. The best way to find out more about what they do is to attend their upcoming  Taster Day on Saturday 31st August at 11am at the Raindance Film Training Centre. You’ll get a real taste of their world-renowned evening and weekend filmmaking courses and workshops about directing, screenwriting and producing, while gaining invaluable introductory knowledge and tips on how to break in the film industry. And, there’s a networking drinks session at the end where you’ll be able to start building your filmmaking contacts. Because you’re listening to the Filmmakers Podcast, you can get all this for free! Just enter our exclusive discount code:  OPENPODCAST19 when booking at checkout”. Booking link:  http://bit.ly/RDOpenHouse

WATCH World of Darkness https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07BS35KQ2?pf_rd_p=855cdcfd-05d9-474f-b84d-8286a3530ba1&pf_rd_r=G5Q5NNQZR9PRZNQ4ME5D

WATCH Fanged Up https://www.amazon.co.uk/Fanged-Up-Daniel-OReilly/dp/B07F83JN6G/ref=sr_1_1?s=instant-video&ie=UTF8&qid=1542670909&sr=1-1&keywords=fanged

Follow US on Twitter @filmmakerspod @Food4ThoughtDoc @gilesalderson @35mmdop @Cjamesdirect @dan710ths @FangedUpFilm @thedaremovie @RobbiemcKane

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How to Make a Cross-Genre Supernatural Thriller Indie Film with David Tarleton director of HUNTER with Giles Alderson

This weeks guest is the writer, director, producer and editor David Tarleton who sits down with Giles Alderson to talk how he made his indie film Hunter.

We chat how to make a cross-genre film, dealing with investors, casting appropriate actors, working with them on set, allowing them to bring things to the table and should we call this a vampire film?

How he shot in RAW and came up with a unique look for a film in the grade. We discuss the trick to maintaining and building tension by restricting the audience to a single character viewpoint and withholding info to build suspense and should you call your film a vampire movie when their are vampires in it?

An award-winning producer, director and editor, David holds an M.F.A. in Cinema Television from the University of Southern California, studied filmmaking at New York University, acting at Northwestern University, and has a Bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies from the University of Virginia.

David has created programs for Sony Pictures, The Muppets, Syfy Channel, Walt Disney Pictures, 3Net, Fox, Comedy Central, Disney Channel, Tokyopop, Mattel, Universal, Warner Brothers, Baby Einstein, Showtime and more.

David is a producer and a director of the new 3D television series “Dark Secrets,” on cable channel 3Net. He is executive producer, director and editor of the award-winning new media comedy series “Dorkumentary,” starring Adria Dawn, and was editor of the Webby Award-winning Muppets series “Statler and Waldorf From The Balcony,” for Disney. His breakthrough film as producer/director/editor, the gothic fairy-tale “Dinner,” premiered at Slamdance, played on the SyFy Channel, and was released on DVD.

David produced and edited the award-winning feature documentary “What Babies Want,” narrated by Noah Wyle, and its follow-up “Reducing Infant Mortality.” He produced and edited “The Making of Warriors of Heaven and Earth,” and “The Making of Double Vision,” for Sony Pictures. He was also a producer, DP and editor on the pilot for “Dark Secrets,” and senior editor for “The Pat Kilbane Show” for Comedy Central. He was VFX Supervisor for the award-winning feature documentary “Head Games,” directed by Steve James. David was the senior editor at Wirebreak, a pioneering Internet video content provider.

WEBSITE: http://davidtarleton.com

HUNTER trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9SctsDbous

LINKS

WATCH The Dare trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5aZVm2drjY

Make Your Film 5

The next Make Your Film event is Sept 3rd 6.30 onwards for networking, Q&A and guest speakers. Which is sponsored by Performance Insurance

First guest announced is: Anthony Woodley!! Tickets https://makeyourfilm-5.eventbrite.co.uk

Our collaborators and Sponsors –

SCREENCRAFT

This episode is sponsored by ScreenCraft. If you’re writing a drama screenplay, you’ll want to know about ScreenCraft’s Drama Screenplay Competition, open to feature film screenplays. This year’s industry jury includes executives from Fox Searchlight, Paramount, Kaplan/Perrone and LBI Entertainment. ScreenCraft’s past winners have gone on to sign with major agencies and management companies, and they’ve been hired to write for studios and sold screenplays to producers. Get your feature film screenplay to the 2019 ScreenCraft Drama Screenplay Competition by the final deadline this summer on August 31st! Learn more at ScreenCraft.org

RAINDANCE

If you haven’t heard of Raindance yet, you definitely need to check them out! They’re a Film School and Film Festival based in London, and they’ve been supporting independent film for the past 27 years. The best way to find out more about what they do is to attend their upcoming  Taster Day on Saturday 31st August at 11am at the Raindance Film Training Centre. You’ll get a real taste of their world-renowned evening and weekend filmmaking courses and workshops about directing, screenwriting and producing, while gaining invaluable introductory knowledge and tips on how to break in the film industry. And, there’s a networking drinks session at the end where you’ll be able to start building your filmmaking contacts. Because you’re listening to the Filmmakers Podcast, you can get all this for free! Just enter our exclusive discount code:  OPENPODCAST19 when booking at checkout”. Booking link:  http://bit.ly/RDOpenHouse

WATCH World of Darkness https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07BS35KQ2?pf_rd_p=855cdcfd-05d9-474f-b84d-8286a3530ba1&pf_rd_r=G5Q5NNQZR9PRZNQ4ME5D

WATCH Fanged Up https://www.amazon.co.uk/Fanged-Up-Daniel-OReilly/dp/B07F83JN6G/ref=sr_1_1?s=instant-video&ie=UTF8&qid=1542670909&sr=1-1&keywords=fanged

Follow US on Twitter @filmmakerspod @Food4ThoughtDoc @gilesalderson @35mmdop @Cjamesdirect @dan710ths @FangedUpFilm @thedaremovie @RobbiemcKane

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How to Make an Indie Feature when you are still in School with ‘Soundtrack to Sixteen’s’ Hillary and Anna Shakespeare. Giles Alderson and Robbie McKane host

Giles Alderson (The Dare) and producer/editor Robbie McKane sit down with the lovely and talented Shakespeare Sisters to chat how they made their micro budget indie films ‘Soundtrack to Sixteen’ and ‘Much Ado’ without ever having made a film before.

Now deep into the edit on their second film the girls regale us with their stories about how they roped their friends into making the film, how they chose to make the film last minute before Hilary went off to University and how they learned on te job by hiring great people around them.
How they wrote the film between Anna school lessons and how they shot the movie in the school where so many of things in the film happened.

How they managed to get a crew together and how they cast the movie and even ended up in it themselves. How they worked out the shots and how to direct on set in a very organic way.

This should inspire any filmmakers out there that anyone can make a film even if you have no experience and make a cracking film in the process.

Check out the Soundtrack to Sixteen TRAILER here

Shakespeare Sisters Website https://www.shakespeare-sisters.com/

LINKS

WATCH The Dare trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5aZVm2drjY

Our collaborators and Sponsors –

SHOT LISTER’s designed by filmmakers for filmmakers and is available on macOS, iOS or Android. So check it out at shotlister.com
And as a special bonus, Shot Lister is giving away 50 free downloads every month to the Filmmakers Podcast listeners. Just email filmmakerspodcast@shotlister.com for your free copy!

SCREENCRAFT – If you are planning to make a short film, check out ScreenCraft’s 2019 Short Screenplay Competition which is now accepting submissions, featuring judges from Cannes, Sundance, Short of The Week, and Shorts TV. Submit your short screenplay before the final deadline on July 31st. Learn more about the ScreenCraft Short Screenplay Competition at ScreenCraft.org.

Our sponsors: PERFORMANCE INSURANCE https://www.astonlark.com/performance/ They are our insurance company who have been providing insurance for the Media Industry for over 20 years, offering bespoke policies on both annual and short term insurance visit our website www.astonlark.com/performance or call 02082564929 and mention us!

WATCH World of Darkness https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07BS35KQ2?pf_rd_p=855cdcfd-05d9-474f-b84d-8286a3530ba1&pf_rd_r=G5Q5NNQZR9PRZNQ4ME5D

WATCH Fanged Up https://www.amazon.co.uk/Fanged-Up-Daniel-OReilly/dp/B07F83JN6G/ref=sr_1_1?s=instant-video&ie=UTF8&qid=1542670909&sr=1-1&keywords=fanged

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How to Make Indie Films & keeping your cool during the madness of Film-making with director, producer and screenwriter of ’13 Graves’ – John Langridge

Joining us on the podcast this week is the director, writer and producer of the newly released horror drama 13 Graves!

John joins hosts Giles Alderson (The Dare) and Julian Kostov who produced the The Dare to chat the ins and outs of indie film-making

John talks about his issues making his ‘first’ feature film and the investor problems and his actual ‘debut’ feature film Four and what happened on that film set which will scare all filmmakers.

We talk screenwriting- using index cards and magic whiteboards Training under the Monty Python school making 16mm shorts Taking out a second mortgage and renting a stately home 

Falling fowl of dodgy investors, Making FOUR, his debut feature in an abandoned mail office with Sean Pertwee, Craig Conway, Kirsten Wearing and Martin Compston. 

How he made his latest feature 13 Graves with Evolutionary films, Battled storms in an outdoor location, Appealed to local communities for help on the production and got the film finished and released.

WATCH 13 Graves TRAILER https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6Kvwu12rKI

WATCH 13 Graves https://www.amazon.co.uk/13-Graves-Kevin-Leslie/dp/B07TS93C6B/ref=sr_1_2?crid=1CDIIN5XLH2UT&keywords=13+graves&qid=1563235981&s=gateway&sprefix=13+graves+%2Caps%2C181&sr=8-2

John’s Website http://www.dropdeadfilms.co.uk/the-team/

LINKS

WATCH The Dare trailer

Our collaborators and Sponsors –

SHOT LISTER‘s designed by filmmakers for filmmakers and is available on
macOS, iOS or Android. So check it out at shotlister.com
And as a special bonus, Shot Lister is giving away 50 free downloads every
month to the Filmmakers Podcast listeners. Just email filmmakerspodcast@shotlister.com for your free copy!

SCREENCRAFT – If you are planning to make a short film, check out ScreenCraft’s 2019 Short Screenplay Competition which is now accepting submissions, featuring judges from Cannes, Sundance, Short of The Week, and Shorts TV. Submit your short screenplay before the final deadline on July 31st. Learn more about the ScreenCraft Short Screenplay Competition at ScreenCraft.org.

Our sponsors: PERFORMANCE INSURANCE https://www.astonlark.com/performance/ They are our insurance company who have been providing insurance for the Media Industry for over 20 years, offering bespoke policies on both annual and short term insurance visit our website www.astonlark.com/performance or call 02082564929 and mention us!

WATCH World of Darkness https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07BS35KQ2?pf_rd_p=855cdcfd-05d9-474f-b84d-8286a3530ba1&pf_rd_r=G5Q5NNQZR9PRZNQ4ME5D

WATCH Fanged Up https://www.amazon.co.uk/Fanged-Up-Daniel-OReilly/dp/B07F83JN6G/ref=sr_1_1?s=instant-video&ie=UTF8&qid=1542670909&sr=1-1&keywords=fanged

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How to Make A Sci-Fi Time Travel Movie in TWO Days with director & writer Grant Pichla and Giles Alderson

Grant Pichla joins Giles Alderson to chat how he made his feature film Making Time in TWO DAYS!!

Giles and Grant had a good natter on film-making and the joys and sacrifices we go through to make films.

We talk about Grant’s background, how he got into filmmaking and his first feature film ‘Niners’

How making a feature film whilst having a job and renovating a house is a tough thing to do but so rewarding at the same time.
And how Grant used the renovation as production design in the film.

How he devised a way to shoot ‘Making Time’ his feature film in two days – via camera setups, lighting etc
How he dealt with major problems on set, even though it was two days spreadd out over 7 months, dealing with extreme weather conditions, loosing cast and crew
And how he had to work against the clock to overcome the odds.

Links

Watch Making Time trailer & website here https://www.makingtimethemovie.com/

Special Podcast offer to WATCH the film and Behind the Scenes footage and Video blogs and a special HOW to make a film in Two days film school. http://makingtimethemovie.com/podcast

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Our NEW collaborators and Sponsors – ScreenCraft.org

SCREENCRAFT – If you are planning to make a short film, check out ScreenCraft’s 2019 Short Screenplay Competition which is now accepting submissions, featuring judges from Cannes, Sundance, Short of The Week, and Shorts TV. Submit your short screenplay before the final deadline on July 31st. Learn more about the ScreenCraft Short Screenplay Competition at ScreenCraft.org.

Our sponsors: PERFORMANCE INSURANCE https://www.astonlark.com/performance/ They are our insurance company who have been providing insurance for the Media Industry for over 20 years, offering bespoke policies on both annual and short term insurance visit our website www.astonlark.com/performance or call 02082564929 and mention us!

RAINDANCE 20% OFF their script writing course SCRIPT COACH

Our friends at Raindance are giving you a unique opportunity to spend 5 Monday evenings with one of the most seasoned and experienced screenwriters living in Europe, the American Jurgen Wolff. You will learn: how to generate an endless flow of ideas; how to create screenplay characters that come alive; how to go beyond the templates to write a breakthrough screenplay, how to find the time and the confidence to write a great screenplay, and finally, guerrilla warfare for the writer! The series starts on Monday 22nd July at 6:30 at the Raindance Film Training Centre. And, you can get 20% off when booking with our exclusive discount code: PODCAST20 – meaning you can attend the whole series for just £170! You can also use the same discount code to book the individual classes.” Booking link: http://bit.ly/TheScriptCoach

SHOT LISTER’s designed by filmmakers for filmmakers and is available on
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And as a special bonus, Shot Lister is giving away 50 free downloads every
month to the Filmmakers Podcast listeners. Just email filmmakerspodcast@shotlister.com for your free copy! No catch

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How To Make a Period World War II Movie for £80K with Fighter Bombers and Aerial Battles with the team behind Indie Film Lancaster Skies

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This week we are joined by the team behind brilliant indie film Lancaster Skies. Giles Alderson (The Dare, World of Darkness) sits down with director Callum Burn, Producer Andy Burn, Cinematographer Sam Parsons and actor Kris Saddler to chat how they made their World War II epic

We talk about their backgrounds, how they became filmmakers and their journey to Lancaster Skies

We chat how what it is like working with your father  and son on indie films. How Callum, Andy and Sam wrote the script together

We ask Andy what makes a good producer and why they shot Lancaster skies in 5 blocks and all for only £80k. How they built miniatures and the the inside of a spitfire to create the look they wanted .

How when they had problems the answers were always ‘make it simple’. And if you build your own sets and make your own world you have so much more control and can save money.

We talk to Sam about having very little money for lights. And how to use the budget in the best way you can to light the scene.

We chat how they raised the investment money to make the film through any which way they could. How the budget limited then but also made them think out of the box.

How it is important that all filmmakers have to step up to be a film business and make the film to sell and how you can actually make money .

We chat with Kris about his acting thoughts and how It took four years to make the film and over that time they built up the fan base on social media and held open days to bring people into and believing in the project 

And we find out that Callum has to redo all the sound with ADR and did the sound Foley in his bedroom which as you can imagine took forever

Lancaster Skies trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=4&v=VmMqZdO4ugw

WATCH full movie of Lancaster Skies here https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/video/detail/B07R878Y3S/

Follow the team on twitter @LancasterSkies here: http://www.twitter.com/lancasterskies

LINKS

MAKE YOUR FILM returns with hosts Giles Alderson and Dom Lenoir for a fourth installment after three incredible past events. Tickets http://bit.ly/2Zjma3s Bridging the gap between Independent and high budget films, with the most insightful panel talks and network around – we are delighted to announce…. OUR FIRST SPEAKER : Director & Producer James Kent James has Directed some of Hollywood’s greatest talents including Alicia Vikander, James Franco, Kiera Knightley, Taron Egerton, Kit Harington, Dominic West, Rebecca Ferguson and George MacKay on films such as ‘The Aftermath’ and ‘Testament of Youth’ and an expansive catalogue of high level Television projects. Moving from documentary, to tv drama to film in quick succession he has rapidly risen to be one of our top Directing talents. Our SECOND SPEAKER is writer and producer Andy Paterson who recently wrote and produced Rainway Man starring Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman and producer The Girl With the Pearl Earring starring Scalett Johansson, Join us from 6.45 at our brand new location at THEATRE DELI which has a full bar for a more relaxed networking time before the incredible guests arrive to talk. Tickets: bit.ly/2Zjma3s

Our NEW collaborators and Sponsors – ScreenCraft.org

SCREENCRAFT – The ScreenCraft team are dedicated to helping connect emerging writers and filmmakers with career opportunities. Through talent-discovery programs and education for screenwriters, ScreenCraft has helped hundreds of writers meet and sign with literary managers, option their screenplays to Hollywood producers, get hired by major studios, get staffed on TV shows, and meet other industry creative professionals.. If you are planning to make a short film, check out ScreenCraft’s 2019 Short Screenplay Competition which is now accepting submissions, featuring judges from Cannes, Sundance, Short of The Week, and Shorts TV. Submit your short screenplay before the final deadline on July 31st. Learn more about the ScreenCraft Short Screenplay Competition at ScreenCraft.org.

Additionally, ScreenCraft has partnered with BondIt Media Capital to offer grants of up to $30,000 dollars to independent filmmakers worldwide. The ScreenCraft Film Fund is currently accepting applications at ScreenCraft.org.

Our sponsors: PERFORMANCE INSURANCE https://www.astonlark.com/performance/ They are our insurance company who have been providing insurance for the Media Industry for over 20 years, offering bespoke policies on both annual and short term insurance visit our website www.astonlark.com/performance or call 02082564929 and mention us!

RAINDANCE 20% OFF their scriptwriting course SCRIPT COACH

Our friends at Raindance are giving you a unique opportunity to spend 5 Monday evenings with one of the most seasoned and experienced screenwriters living in Europe, the American Jurgen Wolff. You will learn: how to generate an endless flow of ideas; how to create screenplay characters that come alive; how to go beyond the templates to write a breakthrough screenplay, how to find the time and the confidence to write a great screenplay, and finally, guerrilla warfare for the writer! The series starts on Monday 22nd July at 6:30 at the Raindance Film Training Centre. And, you can get 20% off when booking with our exclusive discount code:  PODCAST20 – meaning you can attend the whole series for just £170! You can also use the same discount code to book the individual classes.” Booking link:  http://bit.ly/TheScriptCoach

SHOT LISTER‘s designed by filmmakers for filmmakers and is available on
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And as a special bonus, Shot Lister is giving away 50 free downloads every
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WATCH World of Darkness https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07BS35KQ2?pf_rd_p=855cdcfd-05d9-474f-b84d-8286a3530ba1&pf_rd_r=G5Q5NNQZR9PRZNQ4ME5D

WATCH Fanged Up https://www.amazon.co.uk/Fanged-Up-Daniel-OReilly/dp/B07F83JN6G/ref=sr_1_1?s=instant-video&ie=UTF8&qid=1542670909&sr=1-1&keywords=fanged

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How to make Indie Films while holding down two jobs with screenwriter and director Stephanie McBain and Giles Alderson

Get tickets for the latest MAKE YOUR FILM event on July 9th here: bit.ly/2Zjma3s

This week Giles Alderson (The Dare, World of Darkness) is joined by screenwriter and director Stephanie McBain who talks about her journey into making her debut feature Roads, Trees and Honey Bees and how she raised the money on credit and worked two jobs while doing it.

We chat with the inspiring Stephanie about how she started off acting and moved to directing after switching courses and having to prep but not make a short as part of her course but after a chance conversation how her friend said she would produce it for her and she went out and actually made it.

We chat about how she writes about what she knows and her process behind it and how that led on to wanting to make her debut feature without waiting for something to happen. So she sacrificed nights out and worked two jobs while earning enough money to get it made and how it was so hard to write it after coming home from work

We talk casting and what should an actor do in a casting and why you might get cast or not .
How the first day on set was embarrassing. How an actor pulled out the day before and only filmed 5/8ths of a page on that first day

We talk how having a mentor is so important in the film business and how she got distribution for the film and got it out for people to see.
And how she has made her second feature A Kiss on Candy Kane Lane on two weeks notice and even worked her job during the filming the schedule.

Roads, Trees and Honey Bees trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8T20Qbl5vo

WATCH Roads, Trees and Honey Bees film here https://www.amazon.com/Roads-Trees-Honey-Bees-Nicoteria/dp/B07RH7Z9M8/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=roads+trees+and+honey+bees&qid=1558717357&s=gateway&sr=8-1

Follow Stephanie on INSTAGRAM https://www.instagram.com/mcbainentertainment/

LINKS

MAKE YOUR FILM returns with hosts Giles Alderson and Dom Lenoir for a fourth installment after three incredible past events. Tickets http://bit.ly/2Zjma3s Bridging the gap between Independent and high budget films, with the most insightful panel talks and network around – we are delighted to announce…. OUR FIRST SPEAKER : Director & Producer James Kent James has Directed some of Hollywood’s greatest talents including Alicia Vikander, James Franco, Kiera Knightley, Taron Egerton, Kit Harington, Dominic West, Rebecca Ferguson and George MacKay on films such as ‘The Aftermath’ and ‘Testament of Youth’ and an expansive catalogue of high level Television projects. Moving from documentary, to tv drama to film in quick succession he has rapidly risen to be one of our top Directing talents. Join us from 6.45 at our brand new location at THEATRE DELI which has a full bar for a more relaxed networking time before the incredible guests arrive to talk. Tickets: bit.ly/2Zjma3s

Our NEW collaborators and Sponsors – ScreenCraft.org

SCREENCRAFT – The ScreenCraft team are dedicated to helping connect emerging writers and filmmakers with career opportunities. Through talent-discovery programs and education for screenwriters, ScreenCraft has helped hundreds of writers meet and sign with literary managers, option their screenplays to Hollywood producers, get hired by major studios, get staffed on TV shows, and meet other industry creative professionals.. If you are planning to make a short film, check out ScreenCraft’s 2019 Short Screenplay Competition which is now accepting submissions, featuring judges from Cannes, Sundance, Short of The Week, and Shorts TV. Submit your short screenplay before the final deadline on July 31st. Learn more about the ScreenCraft Short Screenplay Competition at ScreenCraft.org.

Additionally, ScreenCraft has partnered with BondIt Media Capital to offer grants of up to $30,000 dollars to independent filmmakers worldwide. The ScreenCraft Film Fund is currently accepting applications at ScreenCraft.org.

Our sponsors: PERFORMANCE INSURANCE https://www.astonlark.com/performance/ They are our insurance company who have been providing insurance for the Media Industry for over 20 years, offering bespoke policies on both annual and short term insurance visit our website www.astonlark.com/performance or call 02082564929 and mention us!

WATCH World of Darkness https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07BS35KQ2?pf_rd_p=855cdcfd-05d9-474f-b84d-8286a3530ba1&pf_rd_r=G5Q5NNQZR9PRZNQ4ME5D

WATCH Fanged Up https://www.amazon.co.uk/Fanged-Up-Daniel-OReilly/dp/B07F83JN6G/ref=sr_1_1?s=instant-video&ie=UTF8&qid=1542670909&sr=1-1&keywords=fanged

Follow US on Twitter @filmmakerspod  @Food4ThoughtDoc @gilesalderson  @35mmdop @Cjamesdirect @dan710ths @FangedUpFilm @thedaremovie @RobbiemcKane

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How to Make FIVE Feature Films in 5 years with ‘Pandorica’, ‘Black Site’ and ‘Stairs’ Director, Producer and Writer Tom Paton

Giles Alderson (The Dare, World of Darkness) sits down with director, writer and producer Tom Paton to chat how he made his films, Pandorica, Redwood, Black Site, Stairs and G-Loc and how important it is to have a business head on as a filmmaker.

Ep Sponsored by The Tracking Board https://www.tracking-board.com/

Tickets for the latest MAKE YOUR FILM event on July 9th here: bit.ly/2Zjma3s

How he went from a Club Rep in Cyprus to becoming a Filmmaker and how he started with no real knowledge of cameras or production.
How he self taught himself film-making and learnt to edit and understand VFX and graphics because he has no choice.
How he didn’t want to make a short but a feature first and how he raised finance using his background in selling to secure investment .
for his first feature – Pandorica, shot at night in outdoor locations – high sensitivity camera used, in combination with DIY space lights to shoot a post-apocalyptic forest setting.

How he pushed on after his first feature onto his second feature – Redwood, which was a bigger budget, vampire film set in eastern Europe and the lessons he learnt from first feature he carried over to second feature.

His third film Black Site, out later this year, is a back to his roots, lower budget, exploitation John Carpenter-esque horror thriller.

We discuss what actors look for in a director – and vice versa and producing your own work – and find good collaborators.
We discuss his fourth film – Stairs and his 5th feature G-Lock which are both now in post

And we delve into his screenwriting process – from script to shoot

PLUS loads of advice for filmmakers new and old

Black Site TRAILER https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3paRCrafmU

Tom Paton WEBSITE https://www.tompatonfilm.com/

Follow Tom on TWITTER here https://twitter.com/TomPatonFilm

LINKS

MAKE YOUR FILM returns with hosts Giles Alderson and Dom Lenoir for a fourth installment after three incredible past events. Tickets http://bit.ly/2Zjma3s Bridging the gap between Independent and high budget films, with the most insightful panel talks and network around – we are delighted to announce…. OUR FIRST SPEAKER : Director & Producer James Kent James has Directed some of Hollywood’s greatest talents including Alicia Vikander, James Franco, Kiera Knightley, Taron Egerton, Kit Harington, Dominic West, Rebecca Ferguson and George MacKay on films such as ‘The Aftermath’ and ‘Testament of Youth’ and an expansive catalogue of high level Television projects. Moving from documentary, to tv drama to film in quick succession he has rapidly risen to be one of our top Directing talents. Join us from 6.45 at our brand new location at THEATRE DELI which has a full bar for a more relaxed networking time before the incredible guests arrive to talk. Tickets: bit.ly/2Zjma3s

Our Sponsors this week THE TRACKING BOARD

This episode is sponsored by The Tracking Board, featuring the Launch Pad screenwriting competitions. The Launch Pad competitions are the industry’s most effective writing competitions. To date, over 400 writers have signed with managers and agents through Launch Pad’s annual competitions. Over 100 screenplays have been optioned or purchased. And 6 Launch Pad-winning screenplays have stared bidding wars among the major studios. Learn more at TBLaunchPad.com – and consider joining The Tracking Board as a member to get real-time access to The Tracking Board’s industry tracking. The Tracking Board covers spec screenplay sales for Hollywood, industry news and jobs. Learn more at Tracking-Board.com.

RAINDANCE 20% off FILM FESTIVAL PASS

Here’s some exciting news from our friends at Raindance! Get unrivalled access to the UK’s largest independent film festival, showcasing the best in shorts, features, documentaries, music videos, web series and VR from around the world, by buying a Raindance Film Festival Pass with a 20% discount. Just enter PODCAST20 at checkout:  http://bit.ly/Raindance2019Passes

WATCH World of Darkness https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07BS35KQ2?pf_rd_p=855cdcfd-05d9-474f-b84d-8286a3530ba1&pf_rd_r=G5Q5NNQZR9PRZNQ4ME5D

WATCH Fanged Up https://www.amazon.co.uk/Fanged-Up-Daniel-OReilly/dp/B07F83JN6G/ref=sr_1_1?s=instant-video&ie=UTF8&qid=1542670909&sr=1-1&keywords=fanged

Follow US on Twitter @filmmakerspod  @Food4ThoughtDoc @gilesalderson  @35mmdop @Cjamesdirect @dan710ths @FangedUpFilm @thedaremovie @RobbiemcKane

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