How to Make Your Own Movie?


The first step to your filmmaking career is simple: have a good idea. When the money is short, a tip to make nice movies without spending much is to develop this initial idea enough through good dialogues that do not require much production or special effects to be recorded

> Elected Best Film at the 2008 Rio Festival, Just the End, by young director Matheus Souza, used and abused funny dialogues at the time of “sewing” the work, which cost only 8 thousand reais


Before putting your hand in the dough, an essential item is to write the script. In it, it rolls from the description of the main scenes and dialogues until as they are the scenarios. The more detailed the script, the easier and more organized the recordings

> A legal plot always has some kind of psychological conflict, be it between two characters or a character with himself. So, capriche in this “existential question” and, of course, how it will be solved


In the absence of a bufffoot for the cast of actors, it is worth calling the friends who fit most into the profile intended for the characters – and, of course, who have the slightest ability to play the roles. And it’s always good to remember: having a cat friend in the movie can lend a good hand to the audience

> When shooting, try not to leave the crowd in the corners or under the screen. In a good frame, the character’s eyes are more or less in the upper third of the image

> If you do not have a tripod, always try to support the camera on some piece of furniture while filming. In addition to avoiding tremors, it can render unusual angles, such as leaving the camera somewhere higher


To create the climate of the scenes, the key is to position the lights well, which can be from lanterns to candles. A light that comes from underneath, for example, passes a more tense climate, as in the horror films. Already a light behind the character – the so-called backlight – creates a more mysterious visu

> In addition to lighting, the decoration of each environment with appropriate objects for the scene helps to compose the desired climate


Today there are several editing programs to give you an even more professional look at your video – and many are available for free on the internet. You can do simple but very cool tricks. For example, treating scene colors using warmer tones (such as orange) in fun scenes or cooler tones (such as blue) in the dés

> The most popular programs for editing are Adobe Premiere, for those who have a PC, or Final Cut, for those who use a Mac


Once the film is finished, the internet is a great way to spread it. You can post the video on sites like YouTube or Vimeo and then tell the whole galley through blogs or social networking sites such as Orkut, Twitter and Facebook. If the film falls into the taste of Internet users, it is success in certain – from there it is to go to record the next one!

Do it yourself

Some special effects used in movies can be made at home in a good way. See the homemade tricks that can give a degree in your movie

Blood – Few things make as much impact on a scene as blood spurts. The trick to making at home is to mix corn syrup, water, red food coloring and a little chocolate syrup, which ensures the most realistic texture to the bloodstream

Glass – How to break glass is expensive – and, above all, dangerous – violent scenes like a window smash with a punch can be made using homemade “glass”. The secret is to mix water, sugar and corn syrup, bring to the fire and then put that broth in a mold with the desired shape

Severed limbs – If you want to barbarize overall, and shoot scenes with severed limbs everywhere, just wrap foam around fine thin PVC pipes and then spray dye – just do not call your grandmother to watch!

Scars – Scary cut marks can be made with latex – which you easily find at party decor stores – or clay. The secret is to caprichar in the makeup so that the scars fajutas have the same color of the skin

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