Before the advent of the computer and internet era, filmmaking was way too expensive for a common person to afford. Productions were very costly because there were too many aspects to think about like cameras, lights, costumes, locations, props, audio and sound effects, etc. If it were just a hobby then that person must be too explicitly rich to be able to make one. But because of technology’s advancement, the industry of independent filmmaking flourished. Now, everyone else can afford to make their own movies with no need for hair-raising budget. It’s become an art available to everyone else who has the knack for movies.
You can create your own film with a very limited budget through using filmmaking software. Hollywood has finally found its competition through indie films produced using filmmaking software. There will be no talent wasted with this new filmmaking technology that used to be hindered by lack of budget; the talent was there yet the money wasn’t. Money is no longer a very big issue in filmmaking.
Some of the software can be downloaded free online and some are bought at a very reasonable price. The only thing you need to do is scrutinize which software would be suitable for you and your project. Each software has its own features and highlights which you will also have to fit in with your needs and concept of your film. There are several of them like:
Celtx is a free, open-source software that’s used for screenwriting. You can use this during pre-production when you need to formulate your storyboards and your script for your film. It will allow you to mark up your script for production.
Cinepaint (formerly FilmGimp) is a paint software that was meant to be used post-production. It was formulated and developed to give brilliant and high resolution image files and finishing touches to your film.
Video Capturix 99 is a user-friendly software that will allow you to capture your footages. You can use this during production of your movie where you shoot simple scenes from any video source, freeze them and save them to your computer. You can also leave it on your computer’s clipboard so you can use this maybe post-production. This is great for capturing your main sequence and your b-rolls as well.
Adobe After Effects can help you create very high quality animation if you want such effects for your film. You can also do sophisticated video-editing commands with this software. Its commands can range from 2D animations, composites, various special effects, multimedia presentations and broadcast video. This is great post-production when you need to add spice to your movie.
Last but not the least is, Movie Magic Scheduling which is also used in Hollywood. This and its counterpart Movie Magic Budgeting has to be purchased. This is good pre and during production to keep the flow of the scenes perfectly organized and well-scheduled.
Knowing all sorts of software should inform give you an insight of this cheaper method of filmmaking.
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