Tired of sitting on your couch, watching a movie on your LCD TV, feeling like you could have made a better movie than the one you just wasted two hours watching? Instead of just thinking about it, try making your own. Whether it’s for a local contest or just for pleasure, making a movie can be a lot of fun, teach you a lot and keep you busy. Who knows,maybe you’ll discover a hidden talent or form a new hobby.
Of course, in order to create your own movie, you are going to need the proper equipment. While many digital cameras have a video recording feature, when filming a longer film, it’s beneficial to have a camcorder. Camcorders come in a variety of models and the range of prices make them available for just about every budget. A quality camcorder can be purchased these days for as little as $50. Depending on what kind of film you hope to make, you can choose to get a full HD camcorder such as the Toshiba Camileo. If you want a higher quality device, go with a HD flash memory camcorder like the Canon Vixia or the Panasonic HDC-SD80.
Lighting is an important aspect in video making. Lumiere L.A. offers a halogen video light kit that helps to provide appropriate lighting in any setting. At only one pound, the equipment is lightweight for easy portability. It also fits onto most camcorders as it has a screw fixture. Additionally, quality video editing software will make your film making endeavors much simpler. Makers include Sony, Nero, Roxio and Adobe, to name a few, and choosing the best one largely depends on taste and budget.
There are many options out there to choose from, as there are countless contests and festivals for amateur movie makers to submit their work. Requirements and qualifications to participate in these events are vast, allowing anyone to find a venue that perfectly suits their video. The sky’s truly the limit when it comes to film making and the audience that you can potentially reach with a movie. A lot more people these days have seen Inception than have read Catcher in the Rye – just something to think about.