One of the biggest trends in Hollywood and for movies all over the world is doing the movies for less. If you look at some of the smaller, more independent features that have come out recently you’ll see that there is a lot of movies done cheap. You might be holding on to that script and thinking you hold the idea to the next great movie but the only problem is, you don’t know how to do it for less. This isn’t the end of the world and it isn’t the end of your movie career. You just need a little friendly advice. If you are ready to take the plunge into cinema for less then let the lesson begin.
The first thing you must do is sure up that script. Nothing will sink your movie quicker than a script that no one wants to see on the screen. Do your best to make sure that it works. First thing to do is get a set of eyes on that thing that aren’t your own. Sometimes having an honest outside perspective will allow you to see your script for what it is, and what it isn’t.
The next thing to do is have a table read. This is where you get a group of perspective actors and let them read it out loud. This will be valuable as you can’t often find the holes in your language until you head others read it outloud. Take the time after the reading to get real feedback from people. It will help to hear how the actor was able to pick up on the words that you wrote. Don’t get upset by anything you hear. Everyone is trying to help you. Once you have your script ready to go then everything else will fall into place and movie magic can officially begin.