CREATING NO-BUDGET MINI-MOVIES (Past)

Even with no money to hire experts, build sets, or pay actors, we still managed to create an array of short videos. Each one required a lot of planning, the help of many happy volunteers, and a persistent effort on our part.

 
Here are two such films. We’ve included a few behind-the-scenes shots from each.

Our actor going over her lines. It took about a week of practice.

Our actor going over her lines. It took about a week of practice.

Notice the green tape. Every piece of furniture had to be carefully arranged and never moved.

Notice the green tape. Every piece of furniture had to be carefully arranged and never moved.

This professional make-up artist volunteered her entire day to work with us for this shoot. Thanks,

This professional make-up artist volunteered her entire day to work with us for this shoot. Thanks, Madison!

Several artists helped us with sketches for our DVD covers. We only used one of the many contributio

Several artists helped us with sketches for our DVD covers. We only used one of the many contributions.

Our church let us use an old youth room. This is what it looked like before we transformed it.

Our church let us use an old youth room. This is what it looked like before we transformed it.

One of our volunteers shopping for background cloth at Value Village.

One of our volunteers shopping for background cloth at Value Village.

The set is all ready for our actor.

The set is all ready for our actor.

One-half of our volunteer crew.

One-half of our volunteer crew.