This week’s TT is a cautionary tale of overreaching. I had been offered to do a commercial on a budget under $500 usd while living in Budapest. Hungry for work I accepted, and subsequently spent a month shooting and post producing a commercial I never had the budget to pull off. It fell well short of my vision, but all things considered – I think it turned out pretty good. The client got an absolute bargain on that one!
I don’t mind working on spec, or on tight budgets when needed, but the main thing I learned from this experience was in future to build a concept around my limitations and work creatively from there (so basically, something like DollarShaveClub instead of a VFX heavy mess!).