Whether you purchased a script or wrote it yourself, it’s important to work from one that’s halfway decent. Just make sure it’s not laughable, as this will hamper the abilities of your actors and quickly turn off any viewers.
If writing’s not your thing, try obtaining one from a hungry film student in your area. You can also check the Internet; it’s amazing what you can find on the Internet.
Obtaining A Camera
If you’re going to make a low budget movie, you’ll definitely need a camera. It’s up to you whether to select a digital video camera or one that actually uses film.
A three chip digital video camera can either be purchased or rented, while a professional film camera will need to be rented. The biggest advantage to a digital camera is that there’s no film to worry about.
If you do use film, you’ll have to decide between 16mm and 35mm, and you’ll also have to pay to have it developed. Of course, a movie shot in film does have that “professional” look, so there’s always that fact to consider (especially if you can get a good deal on some film stock).