There is a common belief that we can fix “almost” everything in Post; what we forget is “at what price.” Sound is one of those things we tend to neglect during the shoot and while a good sound designer can work miracles in Post, Post-production sound is a very time-consuming and delicate process, which may break your bank, and your film, if it’s not done right. Continue reading
This is one of the most controversial techniques on Ultra Low Budget Filmmaking, and it’s a must read if want to get your movie done regardless of how much money you have in the bank (or in your wallet!). Continue reading
Making 1 minute shorts is challenging, but also incredibly rewarding for the little investment needed. It’s the new trend and this is how you make them. Continue reading
If there is one single way to describe how to make an ultra low budget film, it would be “Keep it simple.” Your main goal is to capture a good story. Cinematic perfection doesn’t always translate to a good movie and it’s costly to achieve it. Continue reading
Ultra Low Budget Filmmaking it’s not about cutting corners to save money. It’s about using tools, processes and techniques to produce something unique and creative. Trying to follow the same processes of a bigger budget movie will most likely result in a movie that looks, well, cheap. Continue reading
American psychologist Barry Schwartz argued in his 2004 book, The Paradox of Choice – Why More Is Less, that too many choices increase anxiety for shoppers.
You may wonder how this relates to making a low budget film?
Quite a lot! Continue reading
A friend of mine who is venturing into making her first feature film, called me very excited that she was able to get all the equipment she needed for free: lights, stands, tripods, two cameras, a jibe, two kinds of dollies and a ton of other stuff, enough to fill a huge truck. Sounded great, especially because she’s on a very ultra low budget and being able to get all the equipment for free helps a lot.
Except for one little problem. She can’t afford all that equipment, even for free. Continue reading