No-Budget Filmmaking
No-Budget Filmmaking
Filmmaking Central
No-Budget Filmmaking is a podcast about the art of making films no matter how small the budget. Hosts Alex Darke & Trevor L. Nelson sit down and talk about the latest trends, coolest gadgets, and ultra top secret filmmaking techniques. Want more cool stuff from Alex and Trevor? Visit Filmmaking Central and Cinema Summit. Plus, join the Fearless Filmmakers community to meet other independent filmmakers like yourself and start the independent revolution!
NBF 061: Mastering the Interview Shoot
Interview style shoots can be seen across a wide range of projects. And they aren't just for documentaries or reality shows... In this episode, Alex and Trevor discuss why mastering the interview shoot is a good move for beginning (and even intermediate) filmmakers looking to build experience and income within the industry.
Nov 24, 2020
49 min
NBF 060: Navigating The Film Challenges
Many of us have done the 24, 48, or 100-hour film challenges, but what are some ways you can master the art of making shorts under pressure? We talk about it in this episode!
Nov 17, 2020
46 min
NBF 059: Brand Yourself!
Branding is an important part of any business, and your brand as a filmmaker is no different. In this episode, Alex and Trevor discuss things to think about when creating your own personal or professional brand.
Nov 3, 2020
59 min
NBF 058: The Rise of Premium VOD
With the term "blockbusters" taking on a new form during quarantine, are we going to see a rise in this new PVOD window that is emerging from major studios like Universal and Disney?
Oct 13, 2020
59 min
NBF 057: Building an Audience for Broader Projects
We've all heard the advice of building an audience. This is pretty straight forward for things like documentaries or films that center around a very specific niche topic, but what about all the other movies that aren't "topical"? In this episode, Alex and Trevor discuss the often daunting task of trying to build an audience for a broad genre indie film. Get the show notes for this, and all episodes, at
Oct 6, 2020
1 hr 1 min
NBF 056: Short-Form & The Death Of Quibi
Have you ever heard of Quibi? You have? Did you try it? No. In this episode, we discuss short-form content in all its varieties as well as broach the subject of why Quibi failed. Get the show notes for this, and all episodes, at
Sep 29, 2020
48 min
NBF 055: Get A Grip!
It's time to get a grip on... grip! That's right, Alex and Trevor are exploring the vast world of grip gear in this episode and uncovering some of the most common and most useful grip tools you'll come across on set. Get the show notes for this, and all episodes, at
Sep 22, 2020
49 min
NBF 054: Avoid Making Your Movie Look Cheap
In this episode, Alex and Trevor discuss different mistakes one should avoid, lest your movie look cheap... Ah yes, it's a common conundrum. No-budget filmmakers want to spend as little as possible while making the movie look as big as possible. But it's hard to do that! We cover the key mistakes to avoid so that your film looks like a million bucks.
Sep 15, 2020
1 hr 7 min
NBF 053: Current Trends in Filmmaking
Alex and Trevor discuss some of the trends that are currently popping up in the film industry. Everything from Instagram to Gimbals, nothing is sacred. Get the show notes for this, and all episodes, at
Sep 8, 2020
53 min
NBF 052: 3 Things We Would've Done Differently
There's no time to wallow in past mistakes, but hey, we're quarantining, so all we've got is time! Listen to Alex and Trevor discuss the 3 things that they would've done differently on their filmmaking journey, had they known better. You can get the show notes for this, and all episodes, at
Sep 1, 2020
40 min
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