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. Contrarily they are enjoyed by all types of people.
Short filmmakers are heavily controlled by their budgets. An elaborate expensive creative idea might have to be downsized in order to make it into the indie film. 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.
Since recent digital upgrades with technology filmmaking are more accessible. A film can be shot and edited at very low cost. Even a feature-length film can be created within the budget guidelines. When the budget is modest an indie filmmaker can feel freer to make mistakes. Accidents can happen and scenes can be reshot. Indie films with large budgets might not be as fun to make as ones with tiny budgets.
When you know where the money is coming from you can actually begin pre-production. You’ll want to find a story that inspires you personally. You can write the screenplay or you can have somebody write it for you.
There are four main ingredients to a screenplay that has to be above-average. The four places where the screenplay has to shine are actions, goals, dialogue, and setting. These four elements serve a specific purpose towards making an award-winning film.
The goal is one of the juiciest pieces that create a screenplay. A quality goal is a specific goal. This is because a clear goal can be evaluated. If you want your audience invested they have to be able to tell if the character is doing well or poorly. When the goal isn’t specific audience members will lose interest. For example if a character simply wants to be left alone it might be difficult to tell when they are achieving their goal.
You’ll also, want to have quality actions taken by the characters. Movies where characters are only speaking about their goals can become boring. Then you can mix goals and actions with good dialogue.
Finally the settings plays a big part in your movie. You can have a setting set in reality or a science fiction setting. You want to make sure that settings are enjoyable for the viewers to see. When movies are poorly shot in a boring or loud setting the story isn’t appreciated. A good filmmaker is like a magician and will sneak all of these elements in together.