Posted by Kelli Joan Bennett
Day 218. “The no budget way is Zen. It’s a feeling really,” Mark Stolaroff says. He’s going deep, right off the bat. I like deep. And I really enjoyed Day 1 of his seminar on the “art” of no budget filmmaking. Granted, I was missing my personality and nodding off from lack of sleep at one point but, it had nothing to do with the class. I was delirious. Luckily, it wasn’t about me talking, it was about listening. I managed to stay present and take copious notes most of the time. It was chock full of inspiring stories, awesome speakers and an ideology that I agree with: Embrace Your Limitations.
Today is the “science” of no budget filmmaking. I clocked in almost eight hours of zzzzs so hopefully, I’ll be able to chat during breaks instead of napping. I believe today will be more about the nuts and bolts of filmmaking—contracts, logistics, permits, etc. I’m very curious to hear how he suggests pulling off what normally costs a shit load of money for nothing or, at most, pennies. Because that’s what I need to know!
Until tomorrow, create from what you have…limitations.