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Purple Tramble also known as "Purple Reels The Go Getter" is an Independent Filmmaker an alumni of Howard University where she studied Communications - [TV/Film Production]. Tramble is passionate about working with small businesses, bands, artists etc. by giving them a tool to market themselves through video promotion. She is also passionate about the progression of the modern filmmaker by providing them with new ideas to keep them ahead of the game. Tramble is an Activist and Advocate of Educating and Empowering the next generation by providing them with positive images that destroy racial stereotypes and sexist or demeaning behavior in regards to young women. Her mission is to provide hope to the hopeless, a voice to the voiceless, and support others on a mission to bring peace, spread love, and make a positive change. "Protect and effect the minds of the youth and save a nation." ~ Purple Reels ~

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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Film Festivals or On Demand?

With the new wave of online film and video it is becoming more and more profitable for independent filmmakers to look at new ways to get their films exposure. Hollywood is no longer the only option for the independent filmmaker. With On Demand and in home theaters people have more than enough options and venues to view films. Now the only thing left for filmmakers to do is tap into the other options.

So are the benefits of film festivals? Well with film festivals there is an opportunity to get the film to different populations with just one click or drop in the mail. Without a box dot com is a one stop shop for the independent filmmaker. There one will find information on film festivals from all over the country. There is even a place where filmmakers are able to sign up for the newsletter. In the Seattle area the independent film scene has a lot of support. They have a number of film festivals to choose from like STIFF and SIFF as well as the Langston Hughes African American Film Festival.
There is no excuse nowadays for the independent filmmaker not to have their films out there. Now the other outlet is On Demand on either Comcast or Netflix. Netflix probably has a larger audience but Comcast On Demand has a tough following as well. Dealing with an outlet like this will just force filmmakers to do their own promotion to get people to go to the On Demand location locate their film and view it.  These two outlets are the best bet for the modern independent filmmaker. If they’re mixed with the proper marketing techniques, a great following, and work ethic the independent filmmaker can begin to rise to the top.  

As always remember to be "REEL" and stay on the MOVE! 

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