apps for filming scenes on no-budget

Clips are very important to an actor that’s just starting out. Sometimes they can be very hard to get. Technology, however, is making it much easier to create our own content. If you have a smartphone or tablet, some creativity and a little patience, you can create content that looks professional and will put your talents on display.

The first app I would recommend is FiLMiC Pro. This app increases the manual setting capabilities of your phone. It allows you to have more control and make your video look more professional.

The next is Movie Looks. This is a post-production app that allows you to color-grade your video and give the final product a look similar to many of the popular TV shows and movies.


Also, get a good editor. I use iMovie, because I have an iOS device. There are several other premium and free options, though. 

Obviously it takes more than just a couple of apps to create a great scene, but these apps will help you upgrade what you’re doing. I’ll get more in depth on self-shooting in a later post. At the time of this post, both of these were paid apps. In the meantime, get to work! 



Dream big, live with your hopes up and don’t forget why you started this journey. At times, it can be hard to believe in oneself. You may get rattled.  In those times you can benefit from just believing in someone else’s belief in you. When you have doubts lean on those you can trust they will get you through it. There is enough….more than enough for everyone. The resources are as limitless as the mind. It is your time, to take ownership of a stake in what you’ve help create. 

How will your acting career be remembered by those you care about?


I’m extremely proud of the students I’ve had over the last several months. They are not only talented, they are awesome people. Tonight, a group of them brought home the “people’s choice” award at the VHS film festival. The movie was titled “Game Night”. It’s a comedy short, directed by Micah Hudson (a former student).  Soak up the attention, you guys deserve it. 

Directed by Micah Hudson 

George Kassaev


Anna Rodriguez


Anna Rodriguez, George Kassaev, Missy Cummings , Mary Whitehead and Nick Schultz


Nick Schultz and Missy Cummings