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Must-See for Amateur Auteurs: Robert Rodriguez's 10-Minute Film School

Some great tricks from Robert Rodriguez to make a good film on the cheap.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4UOa7tkByrw

Though it's been on YouTube for a while, this "10-Minute Film School," courtesy of acclaimed director Robert Rodriguez, appears to be terribly underappreciated. Let's fix that.


Rodriguez said he originally made this quick lesson to better explain to non-believers how he was able to make his Sundance-winning El mariachi on a budget of just $7,000. Not only is this a tremendous resource for anyone interested in making a great film with very little cash, it's also a fascinating glimpse behind the scenes for anyone who's ever wondered just how moviemakers do it.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLxqNwc1oYU

For the third installment, in which Rodriguez shares some of the tricks behind his Desperado, go here.

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