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Securing Locations for Indie Films

Create an Aesthetic Choose locations that fit with the story. The locations you choose will serve as the backdrop that adds texture and subtle depth to the characters’ lives and believability. A carefully set-dressed location can provide exposition or enhance the mood of a scene or character arc. Scout numerous locations. You may not get… Read more »

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Casting for Indie Films

Even a familiar story can feel fresh with versatile actors who bring depth and nuance to their characters. And a strong cast can outshine a low-budget film. Below are three tips on finding actors for your indie film. Choose Local Good actors can be found anywhere. Maybe you already have your out-of-town lead actor in… Read more »

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LUKE AND JO: Creation in Community

Over a year ago, as summer drifted south for the winter, Joshua Overbay and Andie Morgenlander wondered: At our most desperate, most lonely moments, why do we isolate ourselves further? When meaningful human connection seems continually just out of reach, what would we sacrifice to feel at home? When we have lost our way, how… Read more »

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The Power of Risk-Taking

Every success in my life has come when I’ve gone with my gut, stared down my fears, and taken a giant risk. When I decided to go to film school, I left behind a stable income to see if I had any talent as a filmmaker. At that point, I had done NOTHING in filmmaking…. Read more »

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Three Key Components of an Explainer Video

Most startup companies have a brilliant idea that they have created to make the world a better place. But hours of explaining your concepts through meetings, phone calls, emails and lengthy web copy can be exhausting and ineffective. Explainer videos are a fantastic resource for sharing your concept over and over again with a receptive… Read more »

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Five Keys to a First Successful Brand Video

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Video is currently the most effective marketing tool any business can use. But for many businesses, their first video can be a very overwhelming experience plagued with technical issues, missed objectives, and low viewership. There are several key steps you can take to ensure that your first brand video is a success.

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Our Launch

Welcome to Solis Films! And welcome to the official launch of the Solis blog. Together, Josh and I have spent a long time planning for the launch of Solis Films. Our deep friendship and history as collaborative filmmakers is one of the binding glues that we have formed our business around. As we have been… Read more »