If you are reading this, you must be someone who wants to make their first short film; However, an expensive budget prevents you from doing one. Yes, this is a common problem that filmmakers face for the first time. Even when I started to make short films, I had this problem. I have made five short films. They all had zero budget.
In this article, I will share tips to make a short film without incurring any expense. Then, let’s start.
Look for available resources
Every time you plan to make a short film, try to keep the story simple. Look for resources in your room. Now weave the plot around that particular resource. For example: a clock, a mirror can form the elements of its history. In my movie, the haunted manuscript my laptop and Spectacle played a crucial role. The film won the second place at the One Minute 2020 Film Festival. We often ignore the things that are available to us. Try to look for such things that are part of his short film.
Find an abandoned house
Go for this option, only if possible. If you get one, there is nothing better than that. The beauty of obtaining an abandoned house is that you can establish a story within it, improve interiors according to its script requirement. Choose a room, paint it, including home accessories and design it according to your requirements. He will do his fruits when he watches his movie later. However, if there is an owner of the house, inform him that he will use it for his short film. You can return it by painting the room you are going to use.
Shoot during festivals
Festive seasons are the best time to shoot. Abundant lights reduce the cost of shooting lights. During Diwali, Halloween or Christmas, the lights available in the streets provide the required lighting necessary for their shot. Celebrations in the streets add even more to the general environment. Makes your take for a sequence more human. This profitable method will save money. All you need to do is place your characters in the right place, and half of your work is done.
Use free movies editing software
Editing a movie is a crucial part of cinema. There are many editing software available online for free. Download the one that finds easier and begins to edit. Look for music without copyright for the background music of your movie. Give credit wherever you climb your movie. The editing software will complete the general taste of your film.
Use the cards as accessories
If there are boxes available in your home, you can use them as accessories. Cover them with papers or any packaging material you have. Use rice lights to decorate them to create objects. It will add an element of mystery. You can also take the help of paper cuts to make objects. Makes the movie look realistic.
The aforementioned advice will help you make a movie without any budget. At the same time, he will also give a perfect cinematographic experience to his audience. I hope you do a great short film.