Low bud­get, no bud­get movie

You’ve got the idea, the enthu­si­asm, the will and the ener­gy and the urge to get start­ed, but for a no bud­get film­mak­er it is impor­tant to get the right things in focus before you call “action”. Gad­get freaks, for exam­ple, will wor­ry about get­ting the right cam­era or this and that piece of equip­ment, but even if you do get that RED cam­era it will only make your movie look good, it won’t affect how good it will be! There­fore, before you rush off to make your no bud­get movie it is worth think­ing very care­ful­ly how you are going to pull it off and don’t kid your­self, you will need to spend some mon­ey, even if it is only to pay for your crews lunch! Believe it or not, there is a No Bud­get Film School and yes, it is in Hol­ly­wood! Abe Schwartz, a writer and pro­duc­er, writes in the Huff­in­g­ton Post that he attend­ed day one of the school at Rayliegh Stu­dios in Hol­ly­wood and here he shares his list of the do’s and don’ts of no bud­get film­mak­ing.