MacGyver DIY Filmmaking Featurette
This is not a review of the film Livelihood.
This is a review of one of the Featurettes included as a bonus feature
on the special features DVD. For a review of the film Livelihood, click
since people started putting their ultra low budget films on DVD, many
filmmakers seem to feel somewhat obligated to include bonus features
like you see on the big budget film DVDs. I often enjoy these
"Making of" featurettes more than the films themselves.
I think it's cool to see how filmmakers do what they do whether their
budget is $100,000,000 or $100. Behind the scenes are cool.
When they stand out, I sometimes mention them in the film review, but
I've never really felt like any of these featurettes needed a separate
The film Livelihood includes the featurette: MacGyver DIY
Filmmaking. If you are planning to make
a movie and you don't have a huge budget, you should probably buy a copy
of Livelihood just for the 10 minute MacGyver DIY Filmmaking featurette.
I don't make movies. I could be wrong, but it seems like the few
pieces of home made equipment that these guys explain could make the
average ultra low budget movie look 100 times better. It's only 10
minutes and it isn't shot particularly well, but the information that
they give on how to build an inexpensive crane and how to put together
your own light kit for cheap is just brilliant! There is also a
steady cam thing and a track thing (again, I'm not a filmmaker).
They just seem to show you exactly how they built the equipment that
they used to make their movie stand out from YOUR movie. It seems
to me like that information would be worth $15, but what do I
know. I just watch your movies; your poorly lit, shaky camera,
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