Independent Feature Filmmaking: the Historical Development of Current Methods

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The historical development of independent filmmaking has led to a situation in which an independent filmmaker must do two important things to achieve distribution and success. The filmmaker should continue study and mastery of the skills and methodologies needed in development, pre-production, production, post-production, and distribution. These skills and methods help the filmmaker to produce a quality film. The most important thing the filmmaker can do is to see that the film conforms to the Hollywood narrative standard. This standard is ingrained in a majority of the audience and deviation usually meets resistance. The standard not only includes story structure, ... continued below

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Watkins, Fred P. August 1992.

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The historical development of independent filmmaking has led to a situation in which an independent filmmaker must do two important things to achieve distribution and success. The filmmaker should continue study and mastery of the skills and methodologies needed in development, pre-production, production, post-production, and distribution. These skills and methods help the filmmaker to produce a quality film. The most important thing the filmmaker can do is to see that the film conforms to the Hollywood narrative standard. This standard is ingrained in a majority of the audience and deviation usually meets resistance. The standard not only includes story structure, but the use of name actors and some elements of physical action.

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Watkins, Fred P. Independent Feature Filmmaking: the Historical Development of Current Methods, thesis, August 1992; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc500788/: accessed October 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .