• Planning and understanding the reality and affordability of the project!
• Independent filmmaking is about using resources that you have and leveraging resources you don’t have. One way or another, before you start anything, you must set your budget.
• You need to come up with a strategy for the entire film project.
• Be creative and flexible. From the very beginning, you must know what service or services you will be able to pay for, what services you can trade and what services you can use in exchange for credits and so on.