Writer and director Ryan Connolly, over at Film Riot, wanted to challenge himself to see if he and his crew could turn out a realistic, action-packed, science fiction short film with no script, three hundred dollars, and a whole lot of help from his friends. But, to be clear, when I say, "Pro Sci-Fi Short," there is an emphasis pro. If you're like me, a weekend, amateur filmmaker at best, don't expect this video to give you all you need to rock out this kind of content. I mean the gear alone is enough to make your head swoon and would obviously have put them way, way, way... way over budget if they had to purchase it. Not to mention the technical and creative prowess needed to pull off the planning, shooting, editing, and special effects are again, nothing short of pro. It takes years of experience to amass this kind of competence, and mastery. All that being said, Connolly and his crew make it look easy. If you are dedicated enough to have progressed to the level of "serious filmmaker" then the step-by-step insights you can gain from this behind-the-scenes video are invaluable. And if you're not there yet, watching this short just may inspire you to get there.
[via Film Riot]