By Kevin J. Lindenmuth
The good fortune of cost-effective self sustaining movies just like the Blair Witch venture and Paranormal job have sincerely confirmed that winning video clips might be made with very small budgets. nonetheless, engaged on a decent finances calls for either ability and ingenuity, and is an inevitable and non-stop studying event for the filmmaker. subscribe to dozen really self reliant filmmakers--those used to operating, and offering, inside severe limitations--as they bluntly chronicle their studies growing gains "from the trenches." They disguise the foremost levels of the filmmaking approach, from financing, technical judgements, and dealing with actors and group to track, creation, and distribution. With a great deal of sensible suggestion, genuine case experiences, and plenty of behind-the-scenes images, this choice of struggle tales from the micro-budget entrance strains will profit aspiring and skilled self reliant filmmakers alike.
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When he described a scene to me he would be shooting later that week, I realized, “Here’s a guy who knows his movie COLD ... ” Raimi would probably agree with a line I read once from Brian De Palma. ” Hanging out with Raimi, all the ﬂaws of Demon Queen seems so magniﬁed now I could barely stand to watch it. Sure he had a little more money than me ... about ten million versus my three grand. But there were lessons to be learned here, and I now I was determined to make my next movie something I could be just a little bit more proud of.
The music, the cinematography, the editing, the effects work, the costuming, the format you’re shooting in, et cetera. All are important, of course. But the most important things — the crucial things, really — are the cast and the script. We can all think of ﬁlms with huge budgets, great effects, and wonderful scores that still left us cold be- 40 HOW TO MAKE MOVIES cause we didn’t like the people we saw on the screen and we didn’t care about the story being told. So, the ﬁrst step is to get a good script.
However, if you pick up a book or work on a few sets as a PA, you will learn the exact same thing! If you have the money and your parents want you to go to college (which was my situation) then do ﬁlm school, but you DO NOT NEED A MASTER’S DEGREE! I got an associates degree just to get my folks off my back, because I wanted to jump into movie making. I was hungry and I felt school was holding me back. You only need a master’s degree if you want to teach, and if that is the case, then go for it.
How to Make Movies: Low-Budget / No-Budget Indie Experts Tell All by Kevin J. Lindenmuth