50 episodes

No-Budget Filmmaking is a podcast about the art of making films no matter how small the budget.

Hosts Alex Darke & Trevor L. Nelson sit down and talk about the latest trends, coolest gadgets, and ultra top secret filmmaking techniques.

Want more cool stuff from Alex and Trevor? Visit Filmmaking Central and Cinema Summit.

Plus, join the Fearless Filmmakers community to meet other independent filmmakers like yourself and start the independent revolution!

No-Budget Filmmaking Filmmaking Central

    • Visual Arts
    • 4.3, 26 Ratings

No-Budget Filmmaking is a podcast about the art of making films no matter how small the budget.

Hosts Alex Darke & Trevor L. Nelson sit down and talk about the latest trends, coolest gadgets, and ultra top secret filmmaking techniques.

Want more cool stuff from Alex and Trevor? Visit Filmmaking Central and Cinema Summit.

Plus, join the Fearless Filmmakers community to meet other independent filmmakers like yourself and start the independent revolution!

    NBF 049: SELL SELL SELL!!!!!!! Your Movie

    NBF 049: SELL SELL SELL!!!!!!! Your Movie

    As a No-Budget Filmmaker, your job doesn't stop once the final edit is done, you need peepers to see your hard work! How do you go about marketing your film to make sure the maximum number of people not only know about it but can't wait to see it? Alex and Trevor walk you through all the different ways you can get the word out for low to no money and make sure that this film won't be your last.

    In this episode, we discuss:

    Facebook and IG AdsGoogle and YouTube AdsForums and GroupsEmail List BuildingGuerrilla Marketing Techniques

     

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    Head over to Filmmaking Central to check out the latest articles, videos, and posts: https://www.filmmakingcentral.com

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    • 1 hr 41 min
    NBF 048: I Like To Move It, Move It - Creating Movement In Your Frame

    NBF 048: I Like To Move It, Move It - Creating Movement In Your Frame

    There is nothing worth than a static shot of talking heads, so how can you take a mundane scene or shot and add a little spice? By adding movement! Whether it is moving your camera or moving your actors, Alex and Trevor break down how to keep your audience engaged and liven up any shot.

    In this episode, we discuss:

    Why to create movementMotivationWays to move the cameraMoving actors within a sceneMoving props and sets

     

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    Head over to Filmmaking Central to check out the latest articles, videos, and posts: https://www.filmmakingcentral.com

    Join Fearless Filmmakers, a community of independent filmmakers taking the industry by the horns: https://www.fearlessfilmmakers.com

     

     

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    • 1 hr 23 min
    NBF 047: The Joy of Casting (With Bob Ross)

    NBF 047: The Joy of Casting (With Bob Ross)

    Directors often say that the most important work they do is casting, so how do you find the perfect actors for your project. Alex and Trevor break down all the different ways you can discover the next movie star and talk about how the casting process is moving towards a new process in the digital age.

     

    In this episode, we discuss:

    The ProcessCreating BreakdownsFinding Audition LocationsSchedulingUsing ReadersTapingPlatforms

     

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    Talk to us!

    Head over to Filmmaking Central to check out the latest articles, videos, and posts: https://www.filmmakingcentral.com

    Join Fearless Filmmakers, a community of independent filmmakers taking the industry by the horns: https://www.fearlessfilmmakers.com

     

     

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    • 1 hr 16 min
    NBF 046: A Brief Update and a Question for our Listeners

    NBF 046: A Brief Update and a Question for our Listeners

    This episode is LATE! And it's not a true blue episode... But, today, Alex and Trevor give a brief update into what they are doing, why this episode is so lame, and ask the listeners to submit their filmmaking questions and ideas for future podcast episodes.

     

    In this episode, we discuss:

    UpdatesWhat do you want to hear?What are your biggest questions about filmmaking?What episodes should we do next?

     

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    • 27 min
    NBF 045: Why (Most) Horror Movies Suck

    NBF 045: Why (Most) Horror Movies Suck

    Self describe horror movie freaks Alex and Trevor break down what they view as the biggest problems with horror movies these days. Damsel in distress? Cheesy killer? What do many horror films fall victim (get it?) to? But don't fear, the horror duo also focuses on what they love so much about horror flix.

    In this episode, we discuss:

    PredictabilityImpossible PredicamentsOrigin Story WoesCharacter IssuesExposition Dumpsand More!

     

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    Join Fearless Filmmakers, a community of independent filmmakers taking the industry by the horns: https://www.fearlessfilmmakers.com

     

     

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    • 1 hr 29 min
    NBF 044: Nerdin' Out About Post Equipment

    NBF 044: Nerdin' Out About Post Equipment

    So you have the best camera you could afford, all the equipment, have shot the best project of your life, and are about to sit down and edit it......on an Acer laptop from 2010. Time for a post-production workflow UPGRADE! Alex and Trevor nerd out (mostly Trevor) about what you should look for when pimping out your post-production workshop. From building your own computer and what components are most important to accessories, monitors, and the morel, Alex and Trevor will walk you help you make your post work flow much much smoother.

     

    In this episode, we discuss:

    Towers vs. Laptops vs. All-in-OnesWhat you need to create a 4K editing machineProcessorsGPUsMemoryMonitorsAccessories

     

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    Join Fearless Filmmakers, a community of independent filmmakers taking the industry by the horns: https://www.fearlessfilmmakers.com

     

     

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    • 1 hr 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

shaner223media ,

Love This!

The listeners who have given this podcast a negative review apparently know as much about what it takes to make a good podcast, as they know about what it takes to make a decent film on little, to no money! This podcast is exactly what the no/low budget filmmaking crowd needs! Good, solid information from a couple of guys who obviously have the experience to run a podcast like this! Entertaining, informative, and funny as hell! Keep up the good work guys!

Funb0t123 ,

Great Podcast!

Maybe the podcasts are a little long, but there is lots of great information. Listening to Trevor and Alex mess around is just as fun as getting knowledge gold. Love the “no budge-budge” filmmaking podcast! Unfortunately funb0t ruined the perfect 5/5 ratings. Shame on them. We shall gather to humiliate funb0t for their actions. Anyway love the cast!

Nick37282839 ,

Droning an droning

I find it’s disrespectful to your listeners when you keep talking about where you went and what you’re drinking etc. Just get to the point. If it’s a podcast about shotlists I’d like to hear about shotlists not about if you’d ever direct a Star Wars movies.

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