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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

The Evolution Of Our Movie Poster

Melody Rock
This is how two of the posters I designed for our first feature film “Jerry” evolved through 38 versions. Sometimes the variations between versions were slight and sometimes not. Final v37 There were a few standout images from the movie and the still of Steven poking Jerry was one of them. I remember seeing the footage in post and thinking that it felt like the poster. The image captures the essence of their relationship and the heartfelt tone of the movie. I like the perspective
Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

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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