666 DIY Horror Filmmaking Tutorials. It’s that time of year again, so we thought it was time to update last years killer feature “Horror Filmmaking: From Script to Scream.”
That’s right a sequel! This time we are narrowing the focus a bit and concentrating on the DIY (Do It Yourself) elements. Hopefully this will help you slash the budget without murdering your production values. DIY: Blood, Bullets & Stunts DIY: Stage Effects/Green Screen. Terry Gilliam (Monty Python) Shows You How to Make Your Own Cutout Animation. SpliceVine. Montblanc - The beauty of a second challenge. FilmSound.org: dedicated to the Art of Film Sound Design & Film Sound Theory. A Tripod-On-Skates Lets Amateurs Pull Off Hollywood-Quality Camera Moves. What’s the difference between a compelling, immersive short film and a throwaway piece of sub-viral crap?
Not video resolution: nowadays, when every cat-filming schmoe has an HD video camera in his smartphone and the DSLR revolution has unleashed a tsunami of bokeh onto Vimeo.com, you need more than sharp pictures and good lenses to make an impact. According to Justin Jensen, an engineer-cum-amateur photographer/filmmaker who studied Computational Photography at the MIT Media Lab, "I realized that video quality is no longer limited by resolution, but instead by stabilization.
" In other words, you need smooth camera movement to give your vids that juicy sheen of production value. But since Jensen couldn’t afford a SteadiCam, he invented CineSkates: a tiny, inexpensive, portable, expandable camera-movement platform based on Joby’s Gorillapod. Crewger. Celtx script writing software. The DIY Filmmaker's Toolkit.