- Watch a lot of movies. - See how others have done "it". - Spend time on your screenplay. - Surround yourself with talent. - Smaller crews are preferable. - If you can't buy it, build it. - High quality, low cost. - Recycle, reuse, repurpose. - It's about technique, not gear. - Distribute and market online. - Document everything. - Just make your damn movie.
In the first part of a new summer series, I profile how to achieve one of my favorite effects, the freeze frame. I use this all the time, and because it is so easy in Sony Vegas Pro, I think you will too.