Filmmaker Mike Vogel has posted 5 steps to better "four-walling" over at Hope for Film >> Truly Free Film and his own blog. I think we would all like to see our film on the big screen being reacted to by a crowd of people. It's the very venue that encouraged us all to make movies, right?
Mike shares five very valuable steps to get the word out and make the experience a good one. They are:
1. Running free "slides" before the film
2. Q&A before the screening
3. Have a raffle
4. Walk in music ideas
5. Have an online presence
Since I tend to be totally focused on an internet release model, I haven't really thought about a traditional one-nighter. It's a great way to reward your cast, crew and contributors as well as one more way to promote your work. And it's just plain cool.