One unique form of artistic expression are indie films. A wide variety of people make up short filmmakers. There is no specific type of person associated with Indie filmmaking. Indie films can be made and enjoyed by any type of person anywhere in the world.
Short filmmakers are heavily controlled by their budgets. Wonderful creative masterpieces have to compromise scenes in order to meet their financial limitations. There is an urgent cause for filmmakers to save money. There are interesting and creative ways to stay within your budget and still make a great short film.
Thanks to technology filmmaking has become easier than ever. This is great news for helping indie film enthusiasts save money. Even a feature-length film can be birthed through these cost-saving ideas. Short filmmakers can remove the stress of needing a perfect film when they know their budget is low. When things don’t go according to plan there can still be solutions. Indie films with large budgets might not be as fun to make as ones with tiny budgets.
With the clear budget in mind you can begin planning your short film. Your short films story should be ones that audiences will be moved by. The story can be a screenplay you’ve written or bought.
There are four parts of the screenplay were you should focus your attention. The four places where the screenplay has to shine are actions, goals, dialogue, and setting. There’s a reason why these four elements are needed to help an indie film succeed.
The goal needs to be identified for your character to come to life. A good goal is a clear goal. This is because a clear goal can be evaluated. It’s important for the audience to easily understand if the character is succeeding or failing at achieving their goal. Viewers will not be able to pay attention if you don’t have a specific goal. For example if a character’s goal is to not be sad a lot it might be hard to tell if they’re reaching their goal.
You’ll also, want to have quality actions taken by the characters. Your main characters will need to be taking action to keep the story going. The characters dialogue will need to be engaging as well.
The final important ingredient is the setting. You can have a realistic setting or a fictional setting. The idea is that you want to make sure you spend time filming in a setting that is enjoyable to watch. When movies are poorly shot in a boring or loud setting the story isn’t appreciated. A good filmmaker puts all of these aspects together in a way that you can’t see it’s even happening.