Low Budget Filmmaking — Tips and Tricks for an Indie Look

Matty Brown, Filmmaker

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6 Videos (29m)
    • Introduction

      3:27
    • Shooting: Experimental In-Camera Effects

      6:53
    • Editing: Painting the Picture

      11:19
    • Staying Inspired

      4:14
    • Sample Project: "I See You"

      1:06
    • Conclusion

      1:41
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About This Class

Join celebrated cinematographer/editor and 16-time Vimeo Staff Pick winner Matty Brown for a fun class on low-budget filmmaking tricks that can help you achieve an emotive, indie-inspired look.

You'll learn Matty’s experimental in-camera effects that you can achieve with any device — including one that involves a Ziploc bag. Plus, peek inside his creative editing workflow to bring all the pieces together.

Whether you’re making a travel video, short film, documentary, music video or personal art piece, Matty’s DIY approach will inspire you to think outside of the technical settings and shoot with heart. Anyone can participate, even if your camera is your iPhone.

Follow along with Matty on a walk around New York City, and see what imagery he captures along the way!

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Awesome!! Total inspiration to go out and shoot!!
Hell Yeah! That was so awesome.
Matty has a refreshing point of view and approach to creating a video. Love his vision.
Rick V.

Still trying to control the light!

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Matty Brown

Filmmaker

My name's Matty Brown, and I love visual storytelling. I am a freelance director, cinematographer, and editor. I was nominated for an Emmy at the 2013 50th Annual Emmy Awards for "The Piano", was a 2016 honoree at The Webby Awards for my film "Tangents", and hold the record for most Vimeo Staff Picks. I'm currently working on my short film "Thump", which was successfully funded in a recent Kickstarted campaign. Making emotional and imaginative pieces, whether it is films/docs, music videos, c...

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