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How to Find Easy & Cheap Costumes for Video Productions
How to Find Easy and Cheap Costumes for Video Productions
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You're ready to make a new video. If you're making a story about your ordinary everyday life, then maybe you can get by just using your own street clothes. But in most cases, you're trying to evoke something unusual, something different. Whether you're setting your story sometimes in the distant past or the far-flung future, whether it's taking place overseas or out in space, you're going to need costumes to sell the illusion. You can't expect your audience to believe that they're watching a movie about Victorian London, if your actors are wearing jeans and T-shirts.
Now you have a problem. Because costumes aren't cheap! If you're not careful, costuming can snowball into the biggest expense on the movie set. But it doesn't have to. With a little bit of pluck and know-how, you can find easy and cheap costumes that won't break th ebank but will still be good enough to get your audience to suspend its disbelief. The tips in this free report will help you think of some ways to find costumes in places that you wouldn't have thought. We'll help spark your ingenuity so that you can find the best costumes possible on a shoestring budget. You need to keep your budget intact for all sorts of expenses – equipment rental, crew costs, etc. – so you don't want to squander it all by buying expensive costumes when you can get the same results for a fraction of the cost.
Videomaker wants you to have the best information about finding costumes, so we've put together a free report with everything that you need to know. We asked Jennifer Albright to compile this helpful guide to the best places to find costumes for video that don't require a lot of time or effort. These cheap costuming ideas will help you get started as you prepare to make your own movies and videos.
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Adding costumes will help to make your video project feel like a professional movie. Every part of a movie helps add to the whole. When you're a director, you spend a lot of time thinking about sound and lighting and actors' performances. Costumes? Not so much. If this was a stage play, you could get away with a more minimalist design. Have your actors come out in street clothes and just ask the audience to use their imagination. Maybe tell them it's an avant garde production. But you're not making a stage play, you're making a video. And people have different expectations when they see a video. They expect you to put in the effort to take full advantage of the medium – to really show them the great visuals, to dazzle them with spectacle. We'll help you do it for cheap!
- How to fill your video with vibrant costumes without breaking a budget
- Where to look for costumes that don't require a lot of work or money
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