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Every so often, a low budget film produced with affordable gear comes along that is as good as a blockbuster hit made with a huge budget. So how do they do it? It helps to have great production skills and a creative mind to substitute the high cost of production with available resources. Low budget indie films can range from different topics and genre, but the most important thing is the story. It has to catch and hold the attention of the audience while being backed up with smart and captivating cinematography techniques. No matter what resources you use in...

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More than mastering the rules for proper camera settings and filming techniques, a major component that will draw your audience into your film is of course, a good story.A good story doesn’t start on set, it starts in pre-production. The pro filmmaker doesn’t just shoot with the camera, he or she makes the story. We can make up any story and say it’s good, but a pro filmmaker knows that you can’t sell a good story unless:You know and understand your niche. What do you want to be known for? Would you like to be known as the hotshot cinematographer...

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Filmmaking is made more accessible to hobbyists because of the abundance of video tutorials, reviews and mass production of user-friendly cameras and other video gear. But if you’re aiming to turn your filmmaking passion into a mastered skill, investing in the right areas– from gaining significant knowledge to getting the proper camera gear is essential in order for you to have a rewarding experience. The time, effort and resources you’ve spent to mold your passion will clearly show in your work. Commitment to Learn Of course, passion needs commitment in order to drive better results. It will take some time...

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Unexplored Angles Cameras continue to push the boundaries of technology– ever higher pixel counts, greater low-light performance, and better stabilization. While this is extremely helpful in increasing a filmmaker’s or videographer’s production value, it’s only half of the final creative puzzle. An often overlooked and underappreciated area to pay attention to is how to compose a story by shooting unexplored angles and dynamic perspectives to further along the emotional content of your story. Exciting and interesting perspectives can be achieved at certain positions like if you crouch down for a worm’s eye view or climb up a ladder for a...

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