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Screenwriting, Film-Making and Web TV

Low Budget? Be Creative!

head in jarA good Indie production doesn’t have to look low budget.

With creativity and some simpler-than-you-think tools, you can create the illusion of a high-quality, expensive prop in minutes.

The photo on the right illustrates one example. Say you are filming a horror movie and the script calls for a head (or a bat, or an eye or anything else)  in a jar.

You don’t actually have to build a head and stuff it in a jar. You just have to create the illusion of a head in there.  A printout of a face , rolled and inserted into the jar, will do the trick every time.

Looking for more great ideas like this? Check out the Facebook Page Horrorifica for more.


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This entry was posted on March 24, 2014 by in Best practices, Stuff I have learned.
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