What Hides Behind the ‘No-Budget Filmmaking’ Title?
‘We are shooting a no-budget feature film.‘
We hear this sentence all the time, we say it ourselves, but what does it really mean? What is a no-budget film? Can you really say you made a movie for $0? What about food? post-production? parking? What about permits, insurance and SAG? What about the chain of title and the film score? Which parts can you avoid paying for, and which parts you can’t? How many hats does an indie filmmaker have to wear to make it work?
All these points,and many more, have been evoked during the “the Art & Science of No-Budget Filmmaking” conference organized by No-Budget Film School. Dedicated producer Miles Maker attended the conferences, tweeted on behalf of NBFS and boy, I am so glad he did. With 200 tweets over two days, Maker shared so many information it was simply impossible not to ‘Tweet Archive‘ them.
I tried my best to organize and regroup the tweets by events. There’s so much to take out from these archives and meditate on, I hope you’ll be as excited as I was, going through them.
Below is only the Day 1 recap, Day 2 will be posted in a separate post. I strongly recommend to read until the end, the tips about post-production are gold and rarely shared.
Note: You can read the second and last Part here.
Tweets while Peter Broderick, President of Paradigm Consulting, spoke
Tweets while Mark Stolaroff, No-Budget Film School founder, spoke
Examples of Filmmakers who kickstarted their career shooting a “no-budget film”
Tweets while filmmakers Meera Menon & Laura Goode, who raised $80,000 via a Kickstarter campaign, spoke
Tweets while Matt Radecki, co-director of TV Junkie, spoke about how to handle
post-production when on a “no-budget”
See @milesmaker TL for links shared within tweets.
You can read the second and last Part here.