Film School Alternative - Filmmakers are Getting Their Technical Knowledge on the Internet at IndieTalk

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Filmmakers today are getting their knowledge from the Internet and by utilizing cheap digital camcorders.

The independent film industry is bigger than ever, and many young filmmakers are finding everything they need to make their movies on the Internet. For a few thousand dollars, a budding filmmaker can purchase the equipment needed to get started in the industry, and combined with the resources that IndieTalk has to offer, many are considering this a film school alternative.

IndieTalk ( is the Internet's leading resource for independent filmmakers. It's an online community where independent filmmakers, beginner to professional, share their input on filmmaking, screenwriting, and producing. To many, this is their film school. With the cost of tuition these days it's easy to see why many are taking this path. With money not going toward tuition, they are able to buy the latest digital equipment, and for the technical knowledge, they turn to IndieTalk.

IndieTalk is a website that consists of multiple forums (if you are unfamiliar with Internet forums, they are sort of a deluxe version of message boards) where members can either ask questions, answer questions, or post experiences. Need to know what filter to use? Confused as to what the Script Supervisor's role is? Looking for a Director of Photography to help you on your next shoot? Then look no further than IndieTalk.

Since the creation of the site in 2003, IndieTalk has grown to be one of the most popular destinations on the Web for filmmakers. Hundreds log on daily to ask questions, or to just meet and greet. Networking is the backbone of the forum, and your online profile is your virtual business card.

The owner of IndieTalk, Dan O'Berry, is a filmmaker himself. His most recent film, ...To Skin a Cat (, has won multiple film festival awards. You can find him on the forum almost daily. "The forum caters to digital filmmakers and to those who shoot on film. We have a great membership, from students, to professional filmmakers whose names you would recognize," said O'Berry.

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