Independent films are known for very limited resources and budget. In this case, many filmmakers seek to bring their visions to the huge screen. Other than the Sundance, Tribeca and Telluride; there are dozens of other film festivals in the US. It’s a place for any budding directors and producers in the industry to find a place. Many filmmakers with very limited budget are often allowed to obtain admission in these events, if the quality level has reached a certain level. It is important to proper hire crew and casts, especially those who have the proper experience and skill. In order to ensure good quality, it’s important that equipment is up to par. Lighting and photography shouldn’t be afterthought and indie filmmakers should be able to transform their ideas and concepts into tangible products that people can see and hear. The transition from paper to big screen, would need to involved our thoughts and emotions. This will allow us to ensure that viewers will have all their 5 senses excited.
It doesn’t take expensive equipment and huge budget to ensure that people can imagine the taste, smell, the blow of wind and other details of the scene. Indie filmmakers should include suitable and relevant score to accompany their work. Without proper score, their work will be significantly lacking. The sound and the background music should be integral to the overall success of our work. We should look for was to make sure that the film can be brought to life. Often, we need to add additional insights to the characters, situations and scenes. Simple, well-placed eerie sounds can enhance the experience of some scenes in indie films. In suspenseful scenes, we may also use sounds that can cause the heart of the viewers to beat at least a little faster, as they are expecting that something will appear on the corner. Without spending a lot of money, we should be able to use scores to create emotional responses from the audience and we should be able to draw them into the environment.
We should make sure that viewers will be able to cry and laugh with the characters on the screen. This is an effective way to make sure that the audience will be a part of what’s happening. Music and other elements of the film should set the energy level, mood and tine. Viewers should be able to define when the situation in the scene takes place, as well as the environment and atmosphere. Characters should also be able to display a variety of emotions. The feeling of reality should be maintained at proper level. Many filmmakers who are struggling to make a name in the film industry should be able to achieve better results if people think that scenes in their works feel really close to the reality. Filmmakers should be able to work with local musician who have desire to have involvement in the film industry. They shouldn’t be afraid to provide feedback and suggestion on how the music should be played. Many freelance musicians are quite creative and talented.