Hello. My name is Anthony Garcia and I am a filmmaker and a musician. I am working on the final edit for my first feature film Overcoming Going Under and somewhere along the way (probably while looking at the budget and trying to figure out how to raise a little money to help finish OCGU) I thought it might be worth while to start a blog about DIY filmmaking.
See, I got Overcoming Going Under in the can for a little under $10,000 – and that included the camera! What is considered an “Ultra Low Budget” Film by the Academy or SAG is anything under $500,000. There are a few more expenses along the road to getting OCGU done, but when it’s all told I will have made a movie that is WAY below what they call “Ultra Low.” So I will be posting about my process and little things I come across that might be helpful to the filmmaker on a shoestring.
As I mentioned I’m also a musician, so there will be posts about music here as well – discussions about creativity, technical tips, gearhead talk…whatever I find interesting that I think you might be into as well.
So stay tuned! Feel free to write and ask questions as well.