Making a Feature Film with a Cell Phone has Never Been Easier

Movie Process Then and Now
Now anyone with a cell phone can make a feature film, whereas the old movie process took a big budget and a full crew.

Attention All Cell Phone Filmmakers

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Thrillumentary and Documystery

At MovieProcess.com our slogan is that “You Can Make a Movie if You Know the Process.” We pride ourselves on uncovering the pioneers of the craft and one example of the exploration of new ways to create motion pictures (primarily filming with a cell phone) can be found at the website blog Thrillumentary.com.

When looking at the Thrillumentary website, we learn that Thrillumentary is not only a genre (much like a DocuMystery) but is also a methodology for making films. Thrillumentary has been described as “The ultimate movie experiment and DocuMystery in which the filmmakers documented their daily activities starting in August 2016.”

Art Gush and the Educational Documentation

Currently ArtGush.com is becoming a provider of instantly downloadable PDF “How To” courses for ArtisticPreneurs. But in its prior incarnation it was an online education site that was updated with a new instructional video each week for more than 52 weeks. Each video consisted of showing the behind-the-scenes of 7 days of the development, making and marketing of Thrillumentary while working just 3 steps a day.

This went on for more than a year and was done in order to see if it was possible to write, direct and produce a feature film for under $500 with no crew, shooting for just a few weeks primarily with a cell phone.

In the past, on the Art Gush site there were several other video series on a variety of different topics, but all the content was taken off the web by the owner because it consisted of proprietary methods that he ultimately decided he didn’t want revealed. In the near future Art Gush will be making their ArtisticPrenuer PDF eBooks available, some of which will be based on the former video series.

Being an ArtisticPrenuer Helps Your Movie Process

Even though projects like Thrillumentary show us that now, with the digital revolution, making films can be much more simple, there still remains the need for making a living while doing it. This is where becoming an ArtisticPreneur could help. The definition of an ArtisticPreneur is just how the word sounds. It is a combination of being artistic and an entrepreneur at the same time.

It doesn’t matter what your art form is – including actors, musicians, filmmakers and writers etc. – you can become an ArtisticPreneur. How does this work? The easiest approach is to figure out a business you could do that relates to your art. For example, the maker of Thrillumetary spent several years as a marketer of well known actors.

Video, Film and Web

And finally, once you’ve made your Thrillumentary or DocuMystery or other genre, you can now market and distribute it. Marketing of your film should really start day one of your project. This can be as simple as blogging about your process including uploading pictures. Of course having a blog alone is not a complete marketing strategy in terms of building traffic. You need to augment it with something else such as linking to the blog from your social media sites.

In the big picture you’re working toward developing customers, clients and fans using video, film and the web. This is an activity also known as building your audience. Developing an audience is the most important thing you can do for your movie especially since being a successful filmmaker is no longer about getting your movie into festivals. It’s now about being able to market, distribute and sell your movie online without a distributor. Or to put it another way, by becoming an ArtisticPreneur. Good luck on making your movie or if you’ve already made one feel free to leave a message on our contact page found here.