are you thinking of making a movie but dont have the budget or the no-how. then read this instructable, full of all the tricks you'll need to start of a movie.
Step 1: Thinking Time
now think what is going to happen? for example the hero goes and saves the princes who's trapped in a tower protected by an evil dragon but he can't find a way up so he uses the princesses hair as a rope to climb up the tower and so on.
what gear will I use. I will help you with this question in the next step but as an example, will you use flood lights, work lights or a desk lights. the advantage of fluid lights is that on camera in the dark it still seems night but every thing is very clear. the disadvantage is that there very expensive. work lights produce lots of light and are great for green screen (special effects) and are yoused well in dark for close shots but again not cheap but cheaper. a desk light is a 5er but produces little light and is not a great one for darkness. so choose your budgeted light and continue to start to think of gear yourself.
also think of what you have. if you want my example story, do you have a mechanical dragon or balls on wall special effects. i doubt it with the intended budget. list out every thing you have and biuld a story or characters out of it. this way you will have a more doable movie.
also make shore you dont make a movie about nothing. at the very least have a reason wy two companys are shooting the crap out of each other sencesly. take your time on the planning. i write a script simlar to a play (but not a play) i could write...
camera man - first take a zoom out so you can see everything and then take a closer look at the gunshots. take a close up of the charecter loading the gun and then a angle to show the enamies piont of view.
actors - have lots of shooting and reload at a middle piont. shout adjitated comments like curses when gun bullets hit close to you or you drop something. keep the action flowing.
editor- keep the shots sharp and add bullet noises, muzzle flashes, bullet holes and action music.
this way everyone knows what there doing but remember the actors can also be the camera man and the editor if you lack on crew.
Step 2: Gear
cheap or homemade camera dolly - 10-30 pounds - a weeled tripod biult to move smoothly wilst filming. (you could use an old wheel chair or skatbourd. experiment)
recomended: no budget-velbon dolly dl-11 £50
poor man-Davis & Sanford W3 Universal Folding Dolly with 3" Ball Rubber Wheels£25
tripod - 15 pounds - a 3 leged attachment that holds the camera sterdaly.
recomended: no-budget- Manfrotto 190XV Tripod With 701HDV Head £85
poor man- Manfrotto 190XPROB Tripod £55
homeless-Kodak Tripod - Floor-standing £15
green screen - ? pounds - good use for green screen (talked about in step 8)
recomended: no-budget-Smith Victor CH57 Reversible non- reflective Green Screen £65
poor man- 'TUFF' Photographic Background £30
homeless-breen table cloth £2
work lights - 5-35 pounds - a well lited cheap light great for light filming
no-budget-progess lighting p5238-31wb 12v bi-pin die cast aluminium flood lights £50
poor man-desighners edge l-18 home light £25
homeless-desk light £10
good editing software/effects software - 0-1000 pounds - i use windows movie maker and an 80
pound effects software called FX lab pro. i highly recomend it.
no budget-adobie arfter effects £50
poor man-sony vagas
homeless-windows movie maker
home made fake blood pouches - 2 pounds for a litre - (talked about in later step)
smoke machiene - 10-6000 pounds - a miechiene that produces smoke to give a more gloomy effect. (there is an instructable on how to make your own)
Step 3: Location
Step 4: Costumes & Props
Step 5: Make Up
Step 6: Filming
Step 7: Actors
Step 8: Special Effects
fx lab pro (highly recomended.)
Step 9: Effects (no Computer)
1 fake blood pouches - get red food colering and a thick syrep like corn syrep or washing up liqiud. (note edible is best ) then mix it togerther add a bit of green food dye and there we have fake blood. now get some latex gloves(you could take some from the petrol station.) and poor the blood into 1 finger for a normal one, or the hole hand for a shotgun explosion through the chest.
when needed just push it against your body and it will explode full of edible blood madness. its awesome.
2 moving parts on zombie body - you will need 2 baloons , a tube and a bunch of elastic bands. elastic band a partly blown up balloon on to one end of the tube. . repeat with other side. now stick one side onto the persons face. run the tube down the neck and out of the sleeve of one arm. now cover the part of the tube on the neck with make up and the baloon on the face. now film the face wilst you squeez the other baloon. to make it move again squeeze the now big one and repeat the sueezing of the baloon in hand
3 fake limb - cut off one trouzer leg or long shirt arm and stuff it with newspaper. (dont do this if you are making a leg, just stick a maching shou at the bottem of the trouser) cut out a detaild 3d hand from polistyreen and cover it in liquid latex and a skin color make up and stick it on the arm. now button the arm/leg on the trouser/shirt and take your arm or leg out and hidden at the back. when you want it to come of just pull, brake the buttons and vwala. a fake limb.
4 pull hart out - film the hand giong to the haurt and then stop. make a fake body out of pillows/newspaper and shirts atached to nothing. undo the the buttons where the hart would be and place a container full of a skinned potato and fake blood. now button the shirt up and film closly as the hand gose in the shirt and pulles the potato out. (eat it if you wish)
there are endless. search the web for more, send me a message on how to do this or that. use your imagination.
Step 10: Editing
Step 11: Tips
2.dont steal other peoples ideas. use your imagination.
3,you can create a cheap liquid latex by adding water to jelotine.
4.dont make the movie to impress, make shore you enjoy yourself whilst making the movie.
5. dont make spelling mistakes like 100 times like i have in this instuctable.
6. read part 2 at https://www.instructables.com/id/how-to-create-a-low-budget-movie-part-2/
good to be of esistance. thanx