Lessons for the No-Budget Feature by The Royal Ocean Film Society

You have to let limitations guide your story
You can have a lot of fun and do some really cool stuff just in your backyard with a few toys and that’s it
The big challenge you face is in finding the weak spots

Description from the author:

In the late 1980s and 1990s, there was a great movement in independent cinema of no-budget filmmaking that was the beginning for some of the most successful and popular filmmakers of the modern day. Let’s take a look at five features from that movement and see what lessons we can learn on how to make a great film with as little money as possible.

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Good Taste Meets Bad Taste (1987) –
The Making of El Mariachi- The Robert Rodriguez Ten Minute Film School –
Christopher Nolan on Following- Conversations Inside the Criterion Collection –
Richard Linklater on Slacker –
Mark Kermode reviews Inglourious Basterds –
(and hello to Jason Isaacs…)

Further Reading-
Rebel Without a Crew by Robert Rodriguez –
Spike, Mike, Slackers, and Dykes by John Pierson –
The ABC’s of No-Budget Filmmaking by Peter Broderick –
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