I just gave a class in micro budget filmmaking at Tisch Singapore and was inspired to come up with 10 top tips for micro budget filmmaking. I tweeted these yesterday individually. Here they are compiled together.
Microbudget Tip 1: You need a PMD more than anyone.
Microbudget Tip 2: Marketing and distribution starts at inception.
Microbudget Tip 3: Location. Location. Location.
Microbudget Tip 4: Create a robust transmedia strategy and integrate it into the foundation of your project from inception.
Microbudget Tip 5: Consider your audience in nearly all matters and engage them from inception.
Microbudget Tip 6: Good. Fast. Cheap. You get 2. Pick good and cheap. In other words: Proper Prior Planning Prevents Perplexing Problems.
Microbudget Tip 7: You can’t afford to pay for anything unless you have to. But you know that already.
Microbudget Tip 8: Know what is essential to tell your story. Prioritize money and time accordingly.
Microbudget Tip 9: Start with your finishing format and work the post path backwards. Do this before you shoot.
Microbudget Tip 10: A good story well told trumps all. Don’t get hung up on technology.