How to Survive as Indie Filmmakers in Hollywood – Rin and Graham Ehlers Sheldon – ON THE GO – ep 63

August 6th, 2017

In this episode of On The Go, we welcome the newest members of the cinema5D writing team: Rin Ehlers Sheldon and Graham Sheldon.

Rin Ehlers Sheldon

Rin and Graham are a filmmaking duo based in California. They have been writing for our site for some time now, but we finally had a chance to meet them in person during NAB 2017.

As the two brains behind production company Stand Up 8 Productions, they share with us how it is like to work with your significant other, and how their individual skills complement each other.

They also tell us what it is like to work as independent filmmakers in the L.A area, and why its important to be a member of a union or guild — and also when NOT being a member can allow you to take on other types of projects, such as when Graham shot and participated in the survival reality show The Island with Bear Grylls.

We hear about the kind of projects Rin and Graham have taken on with Stand Up 8 Productions, which include both narrative and documentaries, as well as their way of approaching new projects by always looking for “something new”, whether its their subject matter or the gear used to capture it.

Stay tuned for the second part of our ride with Graham Sheldon and Rin Ehlers Sheldon, where we discuss the intricacies of funding an independent film!

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