Catch Some Flicks or Some Inspiration at Buena Park’s SoCal Film Festival

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Whether you’re an amateur filmmaker or an avid film buff, there’s an event coming up that you won’t want to miss. It’s called the SoCal Film Festival, and it’s happening on Huntington Beach in Buena Park, CA February 9th-11th. If you develop a creative itch while enjoying the best in independent cinema, your friends at A-American Self Storage are ready to lend a hand.

The 2017 SoCal Film Festival

The SoCal Film Festival started back in 2005 with the mission of sharing fledgling filmmakers’ works with the film-loving community. Today, it serves as an outlet for independent filmmakers and screenwriters to connect with industry professionals. You can expect to encounter winning movies, shorts, professional workshops, question-and-answer sessions with actors and directors, volunteer opportunities, and more. If you’d like to submit a completed film to the festival, review the submission guidelines.

Making an Independent Film

If you’re a budding filmmaker or decide to become one after being inspired at the festival, here is a quick overview of the film-making process to get you started on the right track.

  • Decide on a budget for your new film. Be sure to include food and other necessities if they will be needed on set.
  • Develop a story and its characters.
  • Create scenes and start making visually driven images of your story.
  • Create a storyboard.
  • Hire your actors.
  • Choose filming locations, and develop a timeline for completion of the film.
  • Begin filming. Be sure to provide good direction for your actors.
  • Once you have finished filming, allow plenty of time to edit. Ensure quality and continuity throughout your film.
  • Submit your film with pride.

Storage Units Can Be Part of Your Big Break

Before you break your way into the film industry, you’ll need to gain some hands-on film-making experience. A-American Self Storage can help you keep your cameras and other equipment organized and safe in one of our storage units. It will be there when you need it, and you won’t have to shuffle through old boxes or paint cans to find it. Visit our website today for more information about rates and available units in Buena Park CA.