Indie films are a wonderful way to enjoy the Arts. A wide variety of people make up short filmmakers. Indie films are not limited to a specific type of person. Contrarily they are enjoyed by all types of people.
Budgets are one of the biggest things to consider in making an indie film. Wonderful creative masterpieces have to compromise scenes in order to meet their financial limitations. Filmmakers have a big need 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. This is great news for helping indie film enthusiasts save money. Even a feature-length film can be created within the budget guidelines. Short filmmakers can remove the stress of needing a perfect film when they know their budget is low. 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.
With the clear budget in mind you can begin planning your short film. You’ll want to find a story that inspires you personally. You can write the screenplay and make the movie just choose one role.
There are four elements to a screenplay that has to be of exceptional value. The four keys to success are quality dialogue, action, goals, and settings. Let’s take a closer look at how these four aspects of a screenplay will help an indie film succeed.
The goal is a big part of any characters journey. A quality goal is a specific goal. The audience will be able to assess the character’s development when the goal is clear. 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 wonderful filmmaker will be able to put all of these elements together seamlessly.