BY HANNAH PRIMAN

Being independent filmmakers you really have to think outside the box. Let’s say you want your film to look like a winter wonderland but your location doesn’t have any wintery look to it, how do you create what you want on a low budget? Well, prepare for the chill because I’m going to show you how to make snow by only using 2 ingredients that will be quick and cheap to make.

HOW TO MAKE SNOW:

Ingredients:

  • Baking powder
  • Shaving cream

(Add 2 drops of essential oil if you would like your snow to smell nice)

Step one:

Find a wide container or bucket

Step two:

Pour baking powder into the container, depending on how much snow you would like to make you can adjust the quantity.

Step three:

Spray shaving cream into the container with the baking powder, experiment with only spraying a little bit at a time, then add as much as you require.

Steps four:

Mix both of them together! To create more of a grainy snow add more baking powder to the mix or if you want to create smooth snow add more shaving cream.

WARNING: It will get messy … but fun!

Is it fake or is it real!?

Ever wanted to shoot a close up of a perfectly cinematic shot with snow slightly covering the trees?

Well, now that you know how to make snow you can! Just sprinkle your homemade snow on the desired tree you want in your shot! It could look something like this!

Brrrrrr… is it just me or is it getting cold?

There you have it folks! Easy and authentic looking snow for your short film, commercial, documentary or feature film.

Adding snow to your film makes it look magical and with this 4 step guide on how to make snow you can make your film look like a real winter wonderland. Being independent filmmakers we might not have the money for our dream set decoration but we can be efficient and reasonable. As winter is just around the corner, hopefully this will give you inspiration to get creative.

 

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