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Independent Filmmaking and Digital Convergence by Vladan Nikolic

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5Emerging Models and Practices

From the beginning the thought wasn’t, ‘Hey! This is going to get us boatloads of money!’ The thought was, ‘Hey! Here’s a space where we as directors and creative people can do our thing without worrying about the various other concerns of filmmaking…. That’s what was most important, being able to commit to this full time, without a full understanding what lies ahead, but with a knowledge that if you build an audience, that will be helpful, whatever you do in the film world.

Freddie Wong, filmmaker1

Diy & No-Budget Production Models

In 2007, Oren Peli, an Israeli-born video game designer, wrote, directed, co-produced, and edited his first feature film, Paranormal Activity. Made for $11,000 and shot on consumer ...

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