11 Steps with Pictures
For years, I’ve been making videos with a group of friends using camera phones, cheap camcorders and webcams. These are great for playback on other cheap mobile phones and MP4 players but now video hosts like Youtube are allowing for better http://www.cheapjerseys11.com/ quality internet video. And so, being this sad, I decided to set about making a film. On a super super low budget. Cheap digital camcorders with crappy PC suite software; Cheaper camcorders save to stupid formats that won’t open in most video editors so editing must be done in the bundled software.
5. Low quality; Must camcorders do not shoot in widescreen or HD
There are a number of ways to fix the camcorder problem:
1. External audio recorders; Plug high quality microphones into a recorder and get propper awesome sound quality. Then align the audio with the video with a clapperboard in editing. I recommend cheap jerseys this one. Also, a hand held dictation device is cheaper, and will do the job.
2. Steadycam; Shaky cameras can be fixed with a steady cam. Here’s how to make one.
3. Get a better camcorder; Flip cameras should get the job done for most people, save to a hard drive and are generally, easy to work with.
Step 3: Script Writing
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There are loads of ways to write a script, which is something I’mawfulat by the way. I’m just going to tell you where to find free scripts and how to set out your own. One thing to remember is that if your scrips is crap, then so is your film.
You can download free scripts from here. The stars system is based on formatting, not the quality of the script.
If your writing your own, use a good text editor, like Microsoft Word. Pages for mac is better, as it has a Screenplay template built in. I found a site which will tell you how to write a screenplay HERE
After you have written a script, have a read through with the cast and ask for feedback. Make any alterations and then go and shoot your movie!
Step 4: A Good Setup
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I completed my setup on Christmas day, when i got a Nikon D5000 digital SLR. Normally SLR’s or ‘the cameras proper photographers use’ are used for taking photos and do not feature a video mode, but some cameras, like the cannon 7D and Nikon D5000 feature a full HD video mode.
These cameras help you get amazing quality video, and are a lot cheaper than a big ass pro camera. They allow the user to attach high quality lenses, and save straight to SD card.
There are still some drawbacks to these;
Shaky; still no shoulder mount. corrected by steadycam, tripod, or pushing out on the camera with the strap around your neck.