How can an independent filmmaker use VFX in his film?
VFX or visual effects is a boon for all film producers or independent filmmakers who are working on a tight budget. Dangerous stunts or live-action can cost quite a handful of money when the same thing could be done with VFX at a lesser cost. However, if not done properly, it may look like some childish act of animation.
That is why we have brought a step-by-step process of how a student or indie filmmaker can use VFX that looks like a million bucks.
Incorporate User Markers
Not every piece of footage that will need VFX needs to be marked. For instance, no user marker is required if the camera is stationary. Every marker you use will need to be removed during post-production, adding to the Independent film’s effort and cost.
When photographing something against a simple, low-detail background or when you’re keeping track of a specific moving object, use markers. Otherwise, give leaving them significant consideration.
Hire Post-Production Supervisor
Spend any money you may have for your independent movie here. Nothing brings your project together in the last stages like a skilled post-production supervisor. This person will be responsible for overseeing all post-production processes and personnel, including producers, editors, sound engineers, and any additional facility businesses that may be engaged.
You will ultimately save a tonne of time, money, and hassle by hiring post-production supervisors who are skilled at managing all this complicated work. They’ll be in charge of keeping everyone on track by keeping an eye on the budget and deadlines.
Employ Several Visual Artists
Different VFX artists should be assigned different parts of the workload to improve effectiveness and create an exciting blend of creative energy. Post-production managers should suggest young VFX artists get experience early to avoid rushing to meet deadlines.
Use Green on Green
While it might seem paradoxical to a less seasoned video producer or a student filmmaker, the finest tracking markers on a green screen are green ones. As long as the green markers are just a touch brighter or darker than the screen and can be seen on the display, they can accomplish their function. If you use a color like red or yellow to make the marks stand out, they will be difficult and perhaps impossible to key out for those implementing the VFX.
In conclusion, we can say that using VFX for a non-experienced Independent Filmmaker is not an easy job at all. If you follow this guide step-by-step, you can make a good movie using visual effects without any hassle.
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