The Cinematographer’s Guide to Shooting a Film for Next to Nothing #ArtTuesday
Even with ‘low budget’ or indie films, costs can skyrocket fast. You’ll find your homemade film projects end up surprisingly costly. Emma Garofoalo on No Film School has some good tips to keep costs down:
Filmmakers who want to make their first project are always worried about the budget. Working smart never has to come at the expense of your final image, however. You can still end up with a seemingly high-budget and impressive-looking project if you just know where and when to cut costs.
Here are a few things to keep in mind when every penny counts.
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