HOW TO MAKE A DOLLAR STORE MASH-UP SPACE GUN FOR $3

In this tutorial, I take you through a mash-up build process step by step. I show you how to make a screen ready sci-fi prop blaster for $3 from two dollar store toy water guns and a hand saw. And I go over weathering techniques to give the blaster that real-world feel.

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Best Practices For Low & No Budget Film & Web Series Production

This week at create sci-fi, I ask indie film & video producer Eric Michael Kochmer to share his practical knowledge of low & no budget film & web series production. Eric is the Head of Production at We Make Movies.Org and has a wealth of experience producing and shepherding first time filmmakers.

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Making A Web Series: Galactic Galaxy Project Breakdown

This week I share with you a break down of my web series ‘Galactic Galaxy”. Many of the builds and filmmaking tutorials on this channel were developed during the creation process of Galactic Galaxy.

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How To Prepare Content For Video Editing: ORGANIZE MEDIA IN PREMIERE PRO OR MAKE A PAPER EDIT

In this “How To” segment I show you how to prepare a Hard Drive of raw media for an Editor and how to make basic selects of your preferred takes. Further, if you are not comfortable using the software I show you how to make a paper edit of raw footage.

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“Aeranger” Principle Photography, BTS Production Diary

In this segment on Create Sci-Fi, I take your behind the scenes as we shoot ‘Aeranger” the sci-fi short that is at the center of the How To Make A Sci-Fi Short Film tutorials. Be sure to subscribe to follow along.

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Creativity & Collaboration

Creativity is a powerful life force mojo accelerator. Collaboration is a powerful and satisfying brain enhancer.

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The cast & crew of “Aeranger” on location in Topanga Canyon, CA. Left to right, Kristen Pickrell-Makeup Artist, Bobbie Breckenridge-lead Actress, Nick Kretz-BTS Photographer, Jon Schweigart-Cinematographer and Sage Bova-Sound Recording/taking this picture.

Filming Locations For Low & No Budget, DIY Location Scouting: Step 9 How To Make A Sci-Fi Short Film

In this tutorial on Create Sci-Fi, I go over how to find filming locations inexpensively and also touch on guerrilla filmmaking options. I take you along on my process of location scouting through Griffith Park in Los Angeles, CA.

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How To Rehearse & Work With Actors, The Rehearsal: Step 8 How To Make A Sci-Fi Short Film

In this tutorial on Create Sci-Fi,  I go over how to run a rehearsal before shooting your project. I take you through the process of working with the actors and how to encourage camaraderie quickly.

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Script Breakdown, Shot List & Shooting Schedule DIY Style: Step 6 How To Make A Sci-Fi Short Film

In this tutorial on Create Sci-Fi, I share my DIY process of breaking down a script, creating a shot list and generating the shooting schedule. This is the sixth video of the How to make a Sci-Fi short film series. Make sure to subscribe to follow along.

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Props & Costumes, Make Sci-Fi Props & Costumes Inexpensively: Step 5 How To Make A Sci-Fi Short Film

In this tutorial on Create Sci-Fi, I share my process of inexpensively putting together props & costumes. This is the fifth video of the How to make a Sci-Fi short film series. Make sure to subscribe to follow along.

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