First comes the idea, where one brave soul or a group of friends laments their circumstances and decides to do something bold, daring and scary. No more steady, but no more boring. Maybe benefits aren’t there, but they’re doing what they love. It’s like watching them take their first fledgling steps.
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You can’t save money on the camera, because if the footage is terrible there’s nothing that can be done to make it not-terrible. A lot can be done with correction and effects, but there is no substitute for clean footage. You need a good microphone, too, because the same goes for sound. If you then want to film a bunch of unknown actors willing to work for a percentage of the profits wearing their own clothes and filming in your grandmother’s house, you can make the film itself essentially for free. Then you need professional finishing, otherwise all of the hard work in writing, acting and directing will be lost in the inconsistencies.