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This is where you'll find sample clips from the class, reviews on No Budget Film School, articles written by Mark Stolaroff, and various interviews with Stolaroff.


CLIPS FROM THE CLASS
 
WRITER/DIRECTOR DAVID GORDON GREEN DISCUSSES HIS NO-BUDGET MASTERPIECE GEORGE WASHINGTON

Excerpted from No Budget Film School's Course 201 class taught on October 22, 2006.

THE NO-BUDGET STRATEGY BEHIND THE FILM

RAISING THE MONEY FOR "GEORGE WASHINGTON"

CASTING "GEORGE WASHINGTON"

SHOOTING "GEORGE WASHINGTON"


OTHER MEDIA
 
REVIEW OF NO BUDGET FILM SCHOOL IN CREATIVE SCREENWRITING MAGAZINE

No Budget Film School Review
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No Budget Film School was reviewed in Creative Screening Magazine's round-up of directing programs recommended to screenwriters who want to make their own projects. Journalist Nancy Hendrickson attended No Budget Film School's 2-day "The Art & Science of No-Budget Filmmaking" class back in August 2007 and reported her impressions in the March/April 2008 edition of the magazine. To read what she said about No Budget Film School and instructor Mark Stolaroff, click the image above to download a PDF.

PRODUCTION VALUE ARTICLE WRITTEN BY MARK STOLAROFF

"Production Value Overrated!"
Production Value Overrated!
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Read Mark Stolaroff's article from Film Arts Magazine regarding the importance of production value on low-budget indie films. Click the image above to download a PDF of the article.

INTERVIEW WITH MARK STOLAROFF ON REX SIKES' MOVIE BEAT SITE

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Mark Stolaroff was interviewed by Rex Sikes on his popular internet radio show, Movie Beat.  Stolaroff discusses some basic no-budget techniques and theories that have been used by successful micro-budget filmmakers over the last two decades. To hear the interview, click the image above.

INTERVIEW WITH MARK STOLAROFF ON FILM COURAGE

Film Courage Interview

Mark Stolaroff was interviewed by David Branin and Karen Worden on their essential internet radio show about independent filmmaking, Film Courage.  Stolaroff is joined by marketing specialist Sheri Canlder and producer John Paul Rice to discuss ‘sustainability.’ This is nuts and bolts information on how filmmakers can carve out a living in the independent film business. To hear the interview, click the image above and scroll down to the interview.
 

 

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Hear a couple of interviews I gave on DIY production with filmmaker and blogger Paul Harrill on filmmaker Lance Weiler's Workbook Project site, (an incredible DIY resource site). Click the links below:

The Workbook Project Interview on DIY Production with Mark Stolaroff, Paul Harrill, and Lance Weiler

The Workbook Project Interview looking back on 2007's interesting DIY films and distribution trends, with Mark Stolaroff, Paul Harrill, and Lance Weiler

"The Realities of DIY"

Below is video from a panel I moderated in July 2008 on the realities of DIY production and distribution, for Lance Weiler and Arin Crumley's DIY Days in Los Angeles.

There's been much discussion about the democratization of the tools, but what's really involved in taking your film from a concept to something an audience will pay to see? How can you fight your way through the clutter and what are the pitfalls to avoid when you decide to go it on your own?

Discussion Leader: Mark Stolaroff. Panelists: Arin Crumley, Ondi Timoner, Hunter Weeks and M dot Strange.

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Click the image above to hear Mark Stolaroff's June 2005 interview on Digital Production Buzz, as he discusses the formation of No Budget Film School and no-budget filmmaking basics.