I absolutely love making movies. I just wish they didn’t take so darn long to produce. The shooting alone takes a great deal of time. Then the editing, writing and recording the music, and finally piecing it all together. This movie was in the works for 6 months. I’m sure I could have finished it faster if I focused on it, but I still like to bring you some levity during the week.
Thankfully I don’t have any ‘high power studio execs’ financing my movies, no way would they have let me produce an experimental, lo-fi, super high contrast movie backed by a space-rodeo-symphony soundtrack. I love the freedom of only having to answer to my creative self. However, I wouldn’t mind the box office rewards that come along with blockbuster movies. Until I’m approached by Hollywood to direct the next Transformers, I’m going to maintain my ‘indie filmmaker’ status. We will cross the one billion dollar bridge when we come to it!
About the movie – I’m a bit like Edward Burns in the fact I make my movies on a shoestring budget. I probably differ from him in the fact that I have to…for me, there is no other budget. He made Newlyweds for $9000 in 12 days…yep, you read that right!
- I shot it over the course of 9 days in San Francisco.
- I used Lightroom to compile the time lapse sequences. I could have used TimeLapse Assembler for a small donation.
- iMovie (Free w/ a MAC) to edit it.
- I recorded the music on Garage Band (Free w/ a MAC)
- I shot it with a used and rather inexpensive Nikon D5100 and Nikon 16-85 VR lens
Want proof that you can make a great movie for under $10k? Get Edward Burns’ ‘Newlyweds’ here.