We ain't got no budget!
October 17, 2012 7:39 PM Subscribe
CHALLENGE TIME! You are lent some expensive, professional grade video equipment for 18 hours and told that you may use it as you see fit in the time you have. Assuming little to no preparation beforehand, what do you do and/or film with it? Ideally you'd like the owner (or anyone else who sees your work) to be mildly impressed, knowing that you have no actual solo film making experience whatsoever.
posted by Seiten Taisei to Media & Arts (14 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Yes, this is about something that just happened to me. I have been asked to hang on to the following: Sony HVR video camera, Microphone, Radio Mic, and Tripod until tomorrow afternoon* when I meet the lender again to assist them with a project they are working on with important people. Lender totally trusts me and said I was free to make use of the equipment if I wished to do so. I'd like to make full use of this opportunity so that in future I might be allowed to hang on to equipment for, say, a weekend or more. Problem is, It's been a long and hectic week and my brain is shot. I am creatively burnt out and have no idea what to make in such a short time that would be worth showing anybody else. That's where you guys help me out. I'd like any ideas you can throw my way.
I have used the equipment before, so I know how it all fits together and whatnot.
Also, I have a copy of Final Cut Pro X on this computer with which I am fairly proficient and feel confident I can cut together something nice and professional looking given decent footage.
Finally, I am currently staying in the DTES of Vancouver and own no mode of transport apart from my feet. I have $50 in pocket I can blow on this if necessary.
*If you are reading this after the deadline, feel free to post any ideas you have. I could always use some no budget/no crew film ideas.