How to Use Visual Effects To Save Money

Independent filmmakers often shy away from too much CGI (Computer Generated Imagery) in movies. And I totally get it. I think we can all appreciate the practical effects of movies like Jurassic Park over the insane amount of CGI in Jurassic World. And it pays off when you put in the extra work to make things realistic in my opinion. But that doesn’t mean we should completely shun CGI.

Sometimes the stunt the director wants to do is next to impossible or worse; over budget. This video I found explains some different ways of how we can use Visual Effects to our advantage as indie filmmakers especially when the money’s tight. With a little bit of movie magic we can take the unwanted boom mic out of a shot and save a boat load on reshoots! So take a deeper look into the world of VFX so you can become a valuable asset on your film crew!

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  • Micah McWhorter

    Cinematographer

    Micah is a young cinematographer pursuing documentary filmmaking. He gained his first on set experience on The Out of The Woods Project as a 1st AC. He is now continuing his career with The Initiative Production Company in Brisbane, Australia.

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