Welcome to video production 2.0.
Many individuals who wish to join the ranks of the video and movie industry elite are typically faced with a trifling decision of relocating to Hollywood, and from there hoping luck and skill will help them rise through the ranks. This traditional method of joining a lucrative industry has been widely accepted for decades. Yet, this method makes it difficult, if not impossible, for the low budget director or producer to develop a high quality film. The aspiring producer or director have more options then this traditional method though.
While Hollywood’s elite still hold a firm grasp on closed sets and contracts, this does not limit the abilities of low-budget productions. Many recent professional grade video cameras have become openly available to the public consumer; many of these cameras are capable of filming high quality video. These cameras accompanied by advancements, and price reductions in video editing software have aided low budget productions in giving the multi-million dollar productions a run for their money.
As a director or producer, production budget is not the only issue that needs to be addressed while making a film. Even with creative direction, and advanced skills in editing and other ventures of the production, producing a feature as a single individual is not only stressful, but also time consuming. Finding a creative staff and actors can be almost as important as the creativity or budget of a production itself. This is where Hollywood features have held their sway for years, until now.
With the advancement of the internet and its social networking capabilities, finding a full team to collaborate on countless aspects of a production has become a reality for even the lowest budget productions. Whether it’s finding an actor, or finding a group of individuals to take and turn your idea into a reality, finding the right people for your production has become an open opportunity. Outside collaboration efforts are not only good for those producing, but also for those looking for new types of projects to become a part of.
With many aspects of video productions becoming available to the public, and especially the capabilities of outside collaboration, creative individuals are no longer looking to Hollywood first to find success. This revolution of the film industry is not only putting productions in the hands of the creative and able, but is breaking the hold Hollywood has maintained over the industry for so long.
For further reading check out the ebook Hollywood is Doomed – The Rise of Collaborative Creation Teams