Question by Ra: What I need to make a (decent quality,) short film?
What do I need to make a short film of quality good enough to enter a short film festival? Money is an issue so any suggestions for keeping costs down.
I have 2 mini DV camcorders already, but don’t know if they will be good enough?
I need ideas for lighting, film, sound, crew, and anything else.
Answer by Sylvina
As an seasoned grant writer, experience has taught me that where there is a will there is funding available. My suggestion would be to contact your local performing arts schools to get the manpower you’ll need. Students are always eager to gain actual work experience for their resume. The recent stimulus package handed down from the federal government has poured thousands of dollars into state arts councils. Inquire with the councils about grants available and any guidance they can provide. Let me know if you need any more ideas. email@example.com
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