Making a move for less is easy. Making a good movie for less is rather complicated and unless you are ready to buckle down and be smart your movie will look like a slightly upgraded version of a home movie. Film festivals are proving that smart, young movie makers with the right kind of know how can play with the big boys, or at least get their foot in the door. You need to be able to say you know how to do the same. So here are just a few of the ways to make a movie for less, and make it a good one.
The first thing you need to do is get the right sound equipment. Nothing will make your movie appear like a cheap version of the real attempt more than bad sound. Scout the local colleges or talk to your friends who might be going to an art of film school. There are students there who are always looking to get involved and network. They are looking for the opportunity to get themselves a reel they can use after they get out of school. If you go ahead and tap into that you can get someone with the know how that you need to get the sound right from the beginning.
There is an added bonus to getting the college kids to be a part of your vision. Many times these kids have access to higher end equipment that they can rent, or they know friends that they can borrow from. If you look into these avenues you might get a free upgrade on your already existing sound equipment. Don’t be afraid to ask these kids about their contacts you might be surprised at what they come up with. There is no shortage of ways to make your great movie for less.