"Pick up your camera. Shoot something. No matter how small, no matter how cheesy, no matter whether your friends and your sister stars in it. Put your name on it as director. Now you're a director. Everything after that you're just negotiating your budget and your fee." ~ James Cameron

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3 Simple ‘Homemade’ Film Tips

So you want to be a film-maker but you don’t have all the gadgets to make a PRO blockbuster film?

Stress less because you can make awesome films at home with simple technology that won’t cost a fortune!

1- What do I use as a video camera???

If you have a camcorder it would be very handy as you would be able to produce a film with good visual and audio quality. If you don’t have one you can use the ‘record’ settings on a normal camera or you can use your phone. Keep in mind that if you want better quality, the phone probably won’t be the best option. It all depends on your budget.

2- How do I keep the camera stable when filming???

I would recommend buying a tripod as this is your best bet on getting a stable image. Once again, if you don’t have one you can place the camera on stable objects such as chairs, tables, railings…etc. Use the environment around you.

3- How do I edit my films???

If you have a PC it should have the program ‘MovieMaker’ on it. This is a great system to edit simple films on. It will give you enough options to produce your on little film. If you have a MAC, it should have iMovie on it. Out of the simplified and cheaper editing programs this one is my favourite as it is easy to use and results in awesome films. If you did have extra cash lying around I would highly recommend buying an editing program called ‘FinalCut’ as this can give you additional editing options that will assist your film in appearing more professional.

Hope these tips helped and that you will soon use them to start producing your own work.


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