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Finance & Funding
12th Dec 2016
No Film School
Here's how to utilize resources at your disposal to create the best possible project for under $1K.
“Low-budget” is a phrase that turns a lot of people off, and for good reason—filmmaking is an expensive medium, and it is often quite difficult to achieve high-quality results with limited resources. However, as long as you know how to utilize limited resources and embrace those limitations when coming up with concepts for low-budget projects, you can keep costs low without having to compromise on quality. Ultimately, these low-budget passion projects are the ones that turn out to be the most artistically satisfying, since there are few outside influences guiding the creative decisions.
1. Build a concept around things you have access to
This may seem like a no-brainer, but many directors pitch low-budget music videos with ambitious (read: expensive) concepts without a feasible plan for how to execute their vision. This approach typically ends up resulting in massive compromises, ultimately disappointing the director.
On "Birmingham," however, we took the inverse approach: Amy constructed the concept of the video based on locations and people to which she already had access.
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