3. Develop a Style Born of the Limitations
In a vast majority of independent films done on low budgets, the style was innovative due to the filmmakers embracing the limitations of lower budgets. Using the challenge as a point of stylistic innovation.
“As we got closer to production, I said, ‘we should shoot colour, because nobody is going to watch a black and white movie.’ But Scott said, “If we shoot colour we are going to have to rent an entire light package because we can’t use the store’s fluorescent lights.’ And I said, ‘So if we shoot black and white, we can just us the store lighting and some keys? F*#k it – shoot in black and white!”
Kevin Smith, re: Clerks
In the case of creating films that would typically require more resources, such as road movies or action films, rules must be put into place that will