Studio Moviemaking
Micro Budget Filmmaking
"Titanic" "Clerks"
Budgets rising Budgets falling
New technologies enable better special effects New technologies enable films to be made
in new ways
Corporate finiancing essential Self/family financing crucial
Stars essential Stars irrelevant
Financier usually has creative control Filmmaker normally has creative control
Formulaic filmmaking rewarded Unique filmmaking rewarded
Crew-large/paid/uncommitted Crew-tiny/unpaid/committed
Continuing careers Launching careers
Dependent filmmaking - people have to keep saying yes throughout process Independent filmmaking- you can make a film without other people's permission or cash