Hey Everyone! Excited to be here today and looking forward to your questions. A little background on myself -
I am a narrative film director based in Los Angeles, often working in the micro-budget realm. My most recent feature film (Shadows On The Road - https://vimeo.com/266376576), was made for only $12,000, and will be premiering next month at the Chinese Theatre in Hollywood as a part of Dances With Films.
Having a background in cinematography and editing/color grading earlier in my career has led me to develop a very “DIY” approach to filmmaking, as I am very comfortable wearing multiple hats. In fact, I prefer it! In some cases, I’ve shot films with no crew at all, or with a skeleton crew of 3 - 7 people.
I am happy to answer any of your questions today, especially those relating to achieving high production value on a minimal budget, working with actors, screenwriting, cinematography, color correction, making a living as a filmmaker, getting exposure with your work, and staying motivated when you are the one doing nearly everything on a project!
I also run a popular filmmaking blog - www.noamkroll.com - which I recommend checking out after the AMA, and includes loads of free resources and tools for filmmakers and content creators.