problems with budget limiting script
Posted 20 June 2011 - 04:04 PM
Maybe I'm not thinking outside the box enough but its limiting what types of films i can make. Does anyone have any advice as to how I can fix my thinking?
Posted 20 June 2011 - 04:10 PM
Posted 20 June 2011 - 04:38 PM
But if the entertainment value of your stories requires expensive sequences all the time, you probably need more practice writing because you may be relying on easy crutches that you think add entertainment value rather than creating it the hard way, which is through interesting characters, dialogue, and situations that don't involve stunts, effects, or exotic locations. Once you begin to master the basics, it's a lot easier to add in expensive sequences.
Posted 20 June 2011 - 04:46 PM
Posted 05 July 2011 - 05:34 PM
The key when starting out, is to stick with character based stories, with limited budgets, limited locations, etc.
It's just gotta be about story & characters, not cool visuals etc.
Some genre's make this impossible (like super-hero stories!), so if you really want to make a film, and not just THIS film, you have to pick a genre that can exist within a small budget and try to write as interesting a story as possible with that limitation.
This is why there are so many low-budget romantic comedies, for instance - no FX needed, no car chases, explosions, flying people, talking animals, etc.
Posted 03 August 2011 - 01:12 AM
Doesnt mean you cant write any big budget script, just save them for the future.