by Shawn Hartley.
Indie filmmaking has seen a creative explosion with the advent of YouTube, but the true filmmaker who aspires to launch his or her career as a director or a cinematographer must look for alternate ways to stand out from the crowd. YouTube is almost a trope in itself; the domain itself is almost synonymous with “cat videos,” so it becomes one link in the chain for an aspiring filmmaker. Not the deal maker.
Getting your film noticed at festivals and shown at theaters takes patience and some networking skills. You’ll need to learn how to market on a conservative budget, learning where and how to spend your money so you can reach your intended audience.
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