Film production can be expensive or cheap, it all depends on how you plan to shoot the various scenes. Before we proceed, it is imperative to note that you need to have a team of professionals on your side in order to come up with a film that your audience will relate with. More importantly, you need to have a professional lawyer to hold your hand and guide you along the way.
Here are some tips on how to reduce your expenditure when making a film.
Most of the top quality film production equipment is very expensive and unaffordable to new filmmakers. You can save money by hiring them instead of purchasing your own. Doing this will also, help you to reduce the risks, as you cannot predict the response that you will get from the viewers.
Reduce the Shooting Time
This is a no brainer if you have taken one or two courses in film production. A film that extends for three hours is most likely to cost you more than a one hour film. Hence, it is recommendable to come up with ways of reducing the scenes. For instance, consider the relevance of some of the scenes, if they are not relevant, delete them or shorten them to only cover the most important aspects.
Finally, consider adding a few volunteers to reduce your wage bill. You will be surprised by the number of people who are willing to appear in your movie for free just to get the exposure.