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Here are some links, books and companies we rely on in our film making. We'd love to hear from you on places to add.

*Before you shoot

Creative Cow - A large resource for the indie film maker.

IMDB - The Internet Movie Database - All the information on all films.

"The Complete Film Production Handbook" by Eve Light Honthaner. A book with all the ins and outs of production.

"What They Don't Teach you at Film School" by Camille Landau & Tiare White. A book that does exactly that.

"Independent Filmmakers Manual" - Nicole Shay LaLoggia, Eden H. Wurmfeld.  A great marriage of practical and technical advice, for every stage of film production


*Writing

John August - Hollywood screenwriter John August has a lot of useful info about screenwriting.

"Writing Exercises" By Greg Ansin & Michael Neel - A few ideas on the writing process.

"Adventures in the Screen Trade" by William Goldman - a personal view of Hollywood and Screenwriting from the writer of "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" and "The Princess Bride"

"Good Scripts Bad Scripts" by Thomas Pope - learning the craft of screenwriting through 25 of the best and worst films in history

"Screenplay" by Syd Field - a great nuts-and-bolts approach to screenwriting

"Screenwriting 434" by Lew Hunter - a other great technical approach to screenwriting

Celtx - Pre-production and screen writting software. This is a great product free for both mac and PC.

 

*Budget

"Producing, Financing, and Distributing Film: A Comprehensive Legal and Business Guide" - by Paul Baumgarten, Donald Farber, and Mark Fleischer.  Accounting, contracts, clearing music - its all in here.

There are many spread sheets and accountanting programs - here are a list of the few popular ones. Google. Microsoft. Quickbook. MYOB.

 

*Format

There any many, many formats to film on see ARRI, Sony, Canon, RED to name a few...


*Storyboards

A video from Indy Mogul a good how to and why (link).

Storyboard templates can be found at xinsight.com, sonnyboo and dependentfilms.


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- From Fangoria

"Drive-In Horrorshow takes the anthology and juices it fully with five unique stories that range from clever comedy to dark body horror."
- From Deadly Doll's House of Horror Nonsense

"A well made anthology of short films."
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"Highly recommended for those who want to confront the monsters under the bed of their childhood. And as always find them scary."
- From I 400 Calci (translated from Italian)

"The general tone of this film struck me, because I've seen real passion for the genre."
- From Ulteriorit Precedente (translated from Italian)

"This is a high recommend from me, very entertaining and obviously done by filmmakers who love the genre. Long live the horror anthology!"
- From McBastard's Mausoleum

"Drive in Horror Show is–WITHOUT A DOUBT–the greatest horror anthology since George Romero's Creepshow"
- From Planet Fury

"I can't stop singing its praises."
- From Rogue Cinema

"If you like horror anthologies pick this one up, there's something for everyone here."
- From Deadly Indie Drive-In

"Every now and then a movie will come out that knocks you socks off and with its originality, creativity and magnetic appeal- well Drive in HorrorShow is that flick."
- From Angry Princess

"With a solid lineup of 5 stories that range from the serious to seriously goofy, Drive-In Horrorshow is the perfect film for a Friday night. Or any night for that matter."
- From Planet of Terror

"A tasty little anthology in the vein of Creepshow or Trick 'r Treat, Drive-In Horrorshow is a nifty treat of a film, well worth checking out." 
- From Radiation-Scarred Reviews

"A cut above the rest and slice of incredible independent filmmaking." 
- From Horrornews.net

"One of the most entertaining horror anthologies I have seen in a while."
- From KillingBoxx

"The horror world is a fickle beast but Drive-In Horror Show manages to walk the lines of the subgenres without missing a beat. It's appeal reaches to horror fans of all types."
-Bill Fulkerson from Outside The Cinema

"Celebrates the long-lost beauty of the drive-in theater and all its bloody glory."
- From Basement Screams

"A slick five tale anthology film that was independently made and a reminder of cool shit we used to see on late night TV when we were kids."
- From Gross Movie Reviews

"A good throw back to the late night creature feature."
- From Cinema Fromage

"Top notch effects that invoke fear and comedy at the same time.  I really really like this movie."
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-Podcast at Horrorstuff

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"The horror! But that's what he seeks."
- The Boston Globe talks with the filmmakers

"What motivated you and Michael Neel to make the transition from candid interviews and political documentaries to ghoulish gore horror?"
- Pamela Torres at Punk Globe interviews DIHS producer Greg Ansin

"Wowzers! That really sounds like some good shit!"
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