There are two possible scenarios when you decide to make a DIY / micro-budget feature film. Either the minimalistic approach to production becomes your greatest asset or your greatest liability. Obviously I am a huge proponent of DIY filmmaking, and have seen the benefits of embracing minimalism first hand. But I’ve also seen the pitfalls. Attempting to produce a low / no-budget feature film as if it were fully funded is always a mistake. There are never enough resources, and the finished product always looks like a failed attempt to execute a vision that is clearly beyond the scope of the production. The best remedy for this is a great script that is written with your own resources in mind. We’ve all heard that advice a thousand times, and it’s still as valid as ever. […]
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