An Awesome Movie Made w/ an HDSLR, $4700, and just 7 Days!?
Going on a tangent from my previous post on how a camera is just a tool and it is really the vision and execution of the photographer/videographer that makes the difference on the final photo/video, I have always been impressed by this one movie trailer for an upcoming short film by Gami Orbegoso and it’s great to see an interview by Art of the Story with Gami, as well as another behind the scenes on the making of Musgo.
So what is amazing is that the entire film is shot within seven days with an ultra-low budget of $4,700 and shot with a David-among-the-Goliath HDSLR, the Panasonic GH2. There were four actors, and Gami was the camera man, director, cinematographer and writer. His wife was the production chief , his daughter was the soundman/behind-the-scenes camerawoman and his friend Cesar was his right hand. That’s it.
So as much as I enjoy the trailer, the interview, and the behind the scenes, it is that modest budget, equipment, and crew that inspire me the most. Creativity starts first and foremost with the person who envisions the scene and snaps the shutter or hits the record button. Just don’t let your equipment be your excuse to not create. I would love to hear your comments about this movie, as well as your thoughts on gear and vision.