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7 Filmmaking Tips from Indie Film Icon Kevin Smith

by V Renée.

When you first became interested in independent film, which movie did your friends tell you that you just had to see? For a lot of us, myself included, it was Clerks. After that and several other indie cult successes, including Mallrats and the Chasing Amy, director Kevin Smith became the go-to guy for inspiration, education, and hope for making films independently of the studio system on a shoestring budget. Now Smith shares his 7 Golden Rules of making movies for filmmakers. Check them out after the jump.

Outspoken, unapologetic, and one of the biggest advocates of independent film today, Smith shared 7 filmmaking tips with MovieMaker Magazine that may help you as you gear up for your own project. Here are a couple from the list:

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