Want to make films but don’t have the cash? For amateur movie enthusiasts, the idea can be quite daunting. They see production houses that pay billions of dollars for a single feature and they want to do something….well, not necessarily similar, but definitely of good quality.
So how can you make a low-budget film? Here are some tips.
- Work on your idea: There are millions of ideas out there and some of them are difficult to execute. Stay away from those, especially if you don’t have enough money.
- Create a storyboard. This will help you get a better visual representation of what the film will look like.
- Think of the cost needed to get a camera, a lighting kit, and a sound system. If you can’t buy some stuff, you can consider renting them.
- Ask people if they can give you some stuff for free. You’ll be surprised by how many people are actually willing to help a beginner.
- Make sure that the actors and crew know that you don’t have enough money. Professionals might ask for money that you don’t really have. However, some of them might agree to volunteer.
Now, you’ll have to start working on your film. Believe in yourself and let the camera roll.