7Budget Tourniquets

Stop the bleeding! Unless the script is written with production in mind, so many changes will need to be made during shooting that you’ll find yourself in a living nightmare. As we’ve already come to see, it’s better to think of technical logistics before and during writing.

To do that many screenwriters have to overcome our fear of technology. We’re afraid because there are so many buttons, nobs, and things that can go wrong. The solution to all of this is simple. Partner up with someone who likes gadgets. And if you can’t do that, then get yourself equipment that is laughingly simple (iPhones, iPads, point and shoot cameras), and learn to use it. Not every film (especially if intended for online viewing) needs to be shot ...

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