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10 Tips For Ultra Low Budget Filmmakers

Melody Rock
We made “Jerry,” our first feature length movie for $15,000. The small budget inspired us to get creative in executing the movie. Here are some tricks we used to pull the whole thing off. Wardrobe There was no money in the budget for wardrobe so we took photographs of our cast in all sorts of combinations of their clothing. We created a folder using Dropbox that could be accessed from our mobile devices or computers that cataloged these photos so that we could look at them to pick out an ou

Inspiration For co-Directing/co-Writing My First Feature Film “Jerry”

Melody Rock
These are some of the movies and television shows that have influenced me; particularly with the first feature I co-wrote/directed, “Jerry.” “Freaks & Geeks” 1999 Created by Paul Feig & Produced by Judd Apatow Hands down one of my favorite shows of all time. The characters are complex, funny, unforgettable and relatable. It’s a perfect combination of awkward and hilarious with a healthy dose of heart. I didn’t understand how television bureaucracy worked when I first disco

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