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Old September 14th, 2010, 01:00 PM
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What do you use to film this?

I'm thinking of getting a (handheld) video camera (and a moped, and a copy of Darrians by MGP) and seeing if any of my friends want to help me make my own.
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Old September 14th, 2010, 05:20 PM
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What do you use to film this?

I'm thinking of getting a (handheld) video camera (and a moped, and a copy of Darrians by MGP) and seeing if any of my friends want to help me make my own.
What exactly are you trying to make?
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How to make a movie for under $500.

http://www.buzzle.com/articles/make-...under-500.html

If that's not what you are looking for, I'm sure Google search could help.
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Old September 15th, 2010, 02:14 AM
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There's an amazing amount of resources out there for low/no budget filmmakers. For me, the largest single investment was the camera.

I picked up a used Canon HV30 off ebay for about 500 bucks. You can get the hv20 a little cheaper, but there are some feature differences. If you're on a fairly tight budget, the HV20 should do quite well.

All the lighting we used were those steel clamp utility lights from the home center, like 5-8 bucks apiece.

The green screen was about 25 bucks worth of fabric on sale at the fabric store, and about 10 bucks worth of PVC and slip fittings

The only costume piece I paid for was Kirby's jacket- look on ebay for "Youstars" or something like that- they have all kinds of stuff. Everything else was supplied by the actors.

Guns were mostly inexpensive spring airsoft covered in flat black spray paint. I think the most expensive gun a bought was 30 dollars. I borrowed a couple airsoft guns also.

Digital effects were courtesy of adobe CS5. I had access to that software through work and did not have to pay for it.

All the props were found objects, to include the following:
coffeepot
wire bookends
plastic parts bin
coiled cell phone charger wire
flashlight
telephone headset amplifier
tv remote control

Oh, I also sprung for a shotgun mic, that was about 150 bucks but well worth it.

Really, the most valuable thing is people who are as passionate about the project as you are. You can probably do this a lot cheaper than I did.

Robert Rodriguez does a thing called "10 minute film school". Google that up also.

On youtube, check out:
The Frugal Filmmaker
Indymogul
filmriot
filmsensei

And as always, I'm MORE than happy to share my experiences also!
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Also: youtube search for freddiew. before I saw his videos I presumed we would be unable to do action scenes. He persuaded us differently.

One of the best tools you have is free: motivation. Don't be afraid to just decide to grab the camera and film something with your friends, even if it's just a silly improv. The more you do it, the better you get at it. As long as you're continuing to figure out what works and doesn't work, and how you want it to look, you're not wasting your time.

Your friends end up getting more practice in front of and behind the camera.
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