Friday, May 24, 2013

Digital Film Making, BTS

    Digital Film Making, BTS

I find a great deal of inspiration from watching other film makers working behind the scenes on their projects. You get to see that it really is work. A lot of trial and error and no one gets it right all the time.

   The teaching part of this digital film making post will largely be in the form of videos for the simple reason that this is about the behind the scenes aspects of filmmaking. Many film makers have included behind the scenes stuff on the dvd releases of their films. The difference between what you get with a Hollywood film’s BTS and what I hope to offer today is that you will be getting an idea of the stopping and starting that is a large part of film making. First up is a look behind the scenes of the movie Stab 6. If you are familiar with the Scream series of films then the film inside a film Stab should be familiar as well. The Stab series has become very popular on Youtube. If you are ever in the mood for a good old fashion slasher film you could do a lot worst than checking out a few of the movies in the series.   SPECIAL OFFER! Save 50%* on New Web Hosting Plans The things I like about the next behind the scenes video is that their is no dialogue, just like in the short film that it is about. Which is a great idea if you can pull it off. One of the big problems with dslr shooting is the how to record quality audio and the with what should you record said audio. Shooting a sort of silent film or at least sections of your film that require no sound except that of a sound track can really speed up the film making process. Also I love how they are just going out their and shooting. Using mostly what is available to get the shoot instead of blowing money on unnecessary equipment. Also they are using the micro budget’s film maker’s best friend, the monopod. The monopod can be used in place of a standard tripod and when collapsed it can stand in for a pistol grip. You can even get away with using it as a camera boom. You can get a good monopod for about twenty dollars online. The last one I am going to show you is the making of the Evil In the Hills. I picked this one because I believe that this micro budget film maker is really good. David Ryan Keith is the writer director. I wish I could show you the behind the scenes of his feature film Attack of the Herbals, I have seen it, but it is not available to be posted. When making his feature film he did what we micro budget film makers are suppose to do, he got himself a Canon dslr, some friends and shoot a feature. He did not let the lack of money or professional actors stop him. He went from short films to a feature. Please take a moment to stumble us on stumbleupon, add us to your google plus and to tell a friend about this post. Word of mouth is the fastest way to grow a blog. Thank you for visiting.

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