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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

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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This is a very unorthodox approach on filmmaking. Don't expect to learn about the technicalities of it, but rather than passion and art behind it.
I was looking for different style of capturing techniques and this course delivers. I put the tips I find useful in my upcoming shootings. Thanks so much for pouring your hearts out to create this wonderful course, and encouraging me to keep on shooting, editing and mashing all things up, at the end of the day, I am in control of my own life, it's my life. Instead of afraid being put down, why not continue to do what I love, whatever people think are their own opinions :P

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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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