One of the most popular filmmaking articles online has been “Robert Rodriguez’s 10-Minute Film School” (courtesy of Exposure.co.uk). It’s a transcribed excerpt from a ‘guerrilla filmmaking’ seminar-lecture Rodriguez did several years go. A more detailed version of the lecture is also available in his book: Rebel without a Crew: Or How a 23-Year-Old Filmmaker With $7,000 Became a Hollywood Player. One of my most popular posts on this site, “DIY Film School – Learn from Websites with Filmmaking Tutorials” also includes a link to this article. Now, a video has surfaced on YouTube with Rodriguez narrating the making-of his legendary film, El Mariachi. He shares some of his “secrets” on how he shot his first film for $7k. One is that he shot the whole thing silent – without sound. He made it work.
Check out the 2 parts of the video by clicking below:
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PART 2 —
– Troublemaker Publishing (Rodriguez’s official company website)