Movie making on a budget

Have you always fancied yourself as a bit of a movie director? Do you think that you could produce films that rival those appearing on the silver screen? Do you have an enthusiastic bunch of mates who are naturally good at acting, and think that you can showcase their talents to the world? Movie making is a popular industry and thanks to the technological developments of the last 20 or so years, making a movie is a lot easier than it used to be. Not only is it easier to make movies, but the internet also allows you to display your movies more easily than ever before. If you want to make a fantastic movie, but don’t have much money to set this up, read on for our tips on making a movie within a tight budget.

 

Camcorders

 

Camcorders are a great tool with which to produce movies. Rather than using a smartphone or webcam, camcorders make you feel like a professional cameraman and the quality of your recording is decent. Camcorders are easier to hold and use than most smartphones, giving you a steadier, professional picture.

 

Scripts

 

You won’t get far as a movie director unless you can write fantastic scripts. Use your imagination to create some fantastic scenes and you won’t have to worry about the expense of paying an expensive script writer. You can take some inspiration from other movies or literature that you have read (without copying of course!) but don’t forget that some of the biggest movies made have extremely questionable scripts! Script writing can be fun if you turn it into a group project; you could even get actors to create their own scenes when you assign them a character.

 

Expenses

 

Remember that producing a decent movie requires spending wisely on equipment (you will need more than just a bunch of actors / actresses and something to record them with!) Prepare yourself by making a list of the equipment you need and a rough cost for each. For example, you will need to have a computer, a hard disk drive (recommended), a second monitor, microphones, software, etc. Although you will be able to relax more after your movie makes you a multi-millionaire, it is wise to keep in mind the initial costs so that you can ensure they can be afforded.

 

Video editor

 

After recording, you will spend a lot of time perfecting your movie, and ‘tweaking’ details of the scenes to make them right. As such, it makes sense to use a video editing package that you are comfortable working with. Although a lot of editing programmes have a large array of complex features, try and buy a programme that is easy to use; you don’t want to be spending your time trying to work out how to do every last action – many of which you won’t even bother to use!

 

Video hosting

 

The internet provides a plethora of platforms for you to showcase your movies to the world. You could simply upload them to youtube or sell them through itunes. Get your movies onto every possible hosting service that you can, and win as many fans as you can. Don’t forget to promote your movie by showcasing clips on social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter, to give your fans a taste of your movie.

 

 

Movie making on a budget

Have you always fancied yourself as a bit of a movie director? Do you think that you could produce films that rival those appearing on the silver screen? Do you have an enthusiastic .

March 20 2017
10.00am to 12.00pm

Movie Expenses

Remember that producing a decent movie requires spending wisely on equipment (you will need more than just a bunch of actors / actresses and something to record them with!) .

March 20 2017
12.00pm to 2.00pm