Outliers and Producing Independent Movies
I finished reading an interesting book called Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell last night and it got me thinking about the current landscape of producing independent movies.
Author Malcolm Gladwell presented a cool slant on the story of success in Outliers. I’m not going to into the details of the meat of the book. I only wish I had read it when it first came out and not this late.
Two themes that I pulled from the book that stuck with me where the landscape and timing of success Malcolm Gladwell explained in Outliers.
This is what got my mind turning on the current landscape of producing independent movies. Technology makes producing independent movies much more cost-effective and open to more aspiring filmmakers.
Pair that with digital movie distribution being more open to indie entertainment and you have a landscape of producing independent movies that has a real shot at being successful.
In the past many aspiring filmmakers would never get a shot at producing independent movies because it was a closed circle or too expensive to rent gear and pay for editing at a post-production house.
Nowadays it’s possible to shoot an indie movie using a prosumer video camera; affordable shotgun mic if needed and editing can all be done a MAC at home.
Past indie filmmakers that came up in a time where they were closed out of the circle or could not afford the hard cash of producing independent movies would love to be in current position of today’s indie filmmakers.
Landscape and timing are on the side of people producing independent movies right now. Sure, with the available filmmaking technology readily available to more people there is more competition in the marketplace.
Movie distributors that cater to releasing independently produce entertainment get sent more and more submissions a month.
The bright side is there will always be a need for people that take on the task of producing independent movies for movie distribution because without new movies film distributors have nothing exciting to sell to their film buyers that in turn sell to movie viewers.
What I got out of Outliers for me as an indie filmmaker is all us of producing independent movies are in a great landscape to make movies and the timing is even getting better as more people are viewing their entertainment on the go.
Also the power of social media and online marketing producing independent movies means some indie filmmakers don’t even have to deal with film investors that want to be paid back their initial movie investment and a profit.
An awesome boost for the indie creative community is producing independent movies is crowd funding through donations from online supporters.
People online are getting involved supporting movies they want to see made and not just the choices being offered by big budget studios.
It has improved the filmmaking landscape for people producing independent movies and need to find film financing outside of traditional ways indie filmmakers had to do it in the past.
Looking around there are a lot of good things going in the world of producing independent movies. It’s a fantastic and exciting time to be part of it.
If you’ve been holding off on producing independent movies the landscape and timing could not be better for aspiring filmmakers to go for it. This is indie filmmaker Sid Kali typing FADE TO BLACK