Making videos or films can be very expensive and people often associated good films with large budgets. But this isn’t always true. You can perfectly create a stunning video or film with a small budget. The only thing you need is a camera, a story and some talent. However there are always tools and gears that can make your shooting easier. So in this tutorial we show you our must have gadgets under $10. These vary from led-strips to ball heads to quick releases, just our top low budget gear.
But before you start with your film project, you need to have a good story. This will glue your audience to the screen and will let them forget the budget. Plus another advantage of a good story is that it won’t cost anything. Your brain, imagination and creativity are namely free. So let yourself go and create the best story you can before you start. It’s is also a good idea to pitch your story idea to different people before you start. They can give an objective point of view and maybe help you to improve your story.
Expect for the story, your locations will also be important. If you write a story about a huge castle in a fantasy world, but do your shooting in a average house. It will make you story unbelievable and won’t do your movie any good. So try to find the best location you can. Must of the time you can film their for free if you ask. And if they want something in return, you can offer some free advertising in the end credits of you movie.
Another tip we can give you, is watch out with which music you use. Don’t use famous songs. These copyright royalties are usually very expensive. However there are enough royalty free music sites who offer high quality songs and song effects for a low price. Also think long and hard about your sound design. In our experience music can be very important to create your scenes and moods. Just think about a horror film without sound, this won’t be scary anymore.
So with enough preparation and organisation you can create amazing videos and films with a small budget, just be creative!
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