October 15, 2014 at 7:48AM
How do I get money for my first short?
I have been planning for quite a few months now. I want to shoot my first short.
Here's my budget.
I have two questions:
1) Your general opinion on the budget. Do you think it is too much? Too less? What would you change if you wanted to get a very good quality audio and image but for as cheap as possible?
I know the story is everything and I am doing my homework on that front, too. But I just want my each frame to look pristine.
And I want my audio to be very nice.
2) Where do I get money for this? Is there any organization or company that will give me the money to make my first film?
PS: I am a very stingy guy and I would have made my first short film just for practice with my Nikon D3100 and may be some very cheap equipment for about USD $2,000.
But I've invested so much in writing the story and am developing a screenplay. It is a mature, psychological drama. I just don't want to use cheap equipment. I want to use the best yet relatively inexpensive professional equipment. Esp. on the audio.
I am actually going to use my Nikon D3100 as the Camera B for certain shots. So, there. I am using all the cheap stuff I have but I want to bring in some modestly alright production value to the film.