What is “Guerrilla Filmmaking?”

Over the years, I have specialized in the low budget warfare, commonly known as “guerrilla filmmaking.” It has left me with many camcorders that I have single handedly had to witness lose their life. Their final breaths, in my arms…

“Guerrilla filmmaking refers to a form of independent filmmaking characterized by low budgets, skeleton crews, and simple props using whatever is available. Often scenes are shot quickly in real locations without any warning, and without obtaining permission from the owners of the locations.”

Or at least that what it says on Wikipedia. To me, it’s being artistic without limitations. All of us are limited in one way or another. But it doesn’t mean that we have to focus on that and let it hold us from expressing our creativity. Sure I may only have a limited budget, no release forms and coffee breath but the point is I will NOT stop until I know that I have tried any means necessary to create. Create my ideas, my passion and my projects. Why don’t more indie directors have this mindset?

Jennifer O'Rourke
Jennifer O'Rourke
Jennifer O’Rourke is an Emmy award-winning videographer & editor.

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