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Why Having No Budget Makes You a Better Filmmaker

What is this guy talking about? No budget = better filmmaker? He must be nuts. Well, I’ll have to disagree with you. As I am going through my adventure on the making of my second feature film On the Corner of Ego and Desire, I have discovered that’s the truth.  Having little or no resources to get your film made can really make you a better filmmaker. 

When you have little or no money and limited resources you discover new and creative ways to solve problems. Those creative ways end up on the screen and that’s where innovation comes from. Doing something people say is nuts.

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“No one can stop you from doing exactly what you want to do. If you can accept that the cavalry won’t come, and if you can be the cavalry, it gives you a chance to be happy.” – Mark Duplass

When I announced I was going to direct This is Meg with a micro-budget I can’t tell you how many people said I was nuts. BTW, I love it when people do that, it lights my fire. I still think most of the cast and crew still don’t know how we’re going to pull this off.

In this podcast I go over the techniques I used to not only getting the ball rolling but also getting the film shot and edited. Enjoy!

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