13 Zero-Budget DIY Filmographic Tricks Shared By A Creative Director

Face it, video equipment is quite expensive. And the bigger your production is, the more expensive it can get, so finding ways to mimic the effect without spending a dime is essential.

Don’t fret because there is a solution. Creative Director Karen X. Cheng makes videos explaining the low-budget ways you could make your production look as professional as any high-budget movie studio.

Bullet-time, zoom effect, vertigo—you name it, she did it spending no more than a couple of bucks if not nothing at all. Bored Panda collected some of the best videos she has put up on her Instagram, so check them out below. And while you’re down there, why not vote and comment on the best ones!

More info: Instagram | Facebook | karenx.com#1 https://www.instagram.com/reel/CE5SHkdpxwg/embed/?cr=1&v=12&wp=700&rd=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.boredpanda.com&rp=%2Flow-budget-ways-recreating-movie-scenes%2F#%7B%22ci%22%3A0%2C%22os%22%3A4122%2C%22ls%22%3A3239%2C%22le%22%3A3550.0000000000005%7D

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depicus1 week ago

These are really clever and well done5ReplyView more comments#2 https://www.instagram.com/reel/CE4WVEopGkL/embed/?cr=1&v=12&wp=700&rd=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.boredpanda.com&rp=%2Flow-budget-ways-recreating-movie-scenes%2F#%7B%22ci%22%3A1%2C%22os%22%3A4125%2C%22ls%22%3A3239%2C%22le%22%3A3550.0000000000005%7D

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BTS WORLD4 days ago

Hmm it’s ok2ReplyView more comments#3 https://www.instagram.com/p/B3iDIKMpckV/embed/?cr=1&v=12&wp=700&rd=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.boredpanda.com&rp=%2Flow-budget-ways-recreating-movie-scenes%2F#%7B%22ci%22%3A2%2C%22os%22%3A4127%2C%22ls%22%3A3239%2C%22le%22%3A3550.0000000000005%7D

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Your Local Lizard5 days ago

lets see what flat earthers say :]11ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#4 https://www.instagram.com/p/B8HNVKzpF_A/embed/?cr=1&v=12&wp=700&rd=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.boredpanda.com&rp=%2Flow-budget-ways-recreating-movie-scenes%2F#%7B%22ci%22%3A3%2C%22os%22%3A9096%2C%22ls%22%3A3239%2C%22le%22%3A3550.0000000000005%7D

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Steve Lor6 days ago

The way she ran for the fake drone one, lmao.4ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#5 https://www.instagram.com/reel/CE9hvUrpIYx/embed/?cr=1&v=12&wp=700&rd=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.boredpanda.com&rp=%2Flow-budget-ways-recreating-movie-scenes%2F#%7B%22ci%22%3A4%2C%22os%22%3A9113%2C%22ls%22%3A3239%2C%22le%22%3A3550.0000000000005%7D

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BTS WORLD4 days ago

Lol really….3ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#6 https://www.instagram.com/reel/CE67KKIJGtw/embed/?cr=1&v=12&wp=700&rd=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.boredpanda.com&rp=%2Flow-budget-ways-recreating-movie-scenes%2F#%7B%22ci%22%3A5%2C%22os%22%3A9123%2C%22ls%22%3A3239%2C%22le%22%3A3550.0000000000005%7D

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Tiny Dynamine6 days ago

Except her camera was spinning round wildly as it was lowered.4ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#7 https://www.instagram.com/p/B8OyePQprZX/embed/?cr=1&v=12&wp=700&rd=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.boredpanda.com&rp=%2Flow-budget-ways-recreating-movie-scenes%2F#%7B%22ci%22%3A6%2C%22os%22%3A10251%2C%22ls%22%3A3239%2C%22le%22%3A3550.0000000000005%7D

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Fact Perils1 week ago

Wow this is actually pretty cool6ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#8 https://www.instagram.com/p/B55iHrDJTzR/embed/?cr=1&v=12&wp=700&rd=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.boredpanda.com&rp=%2Flow-budget-ways-recreating-movie-scenes%2F#%7B%22ci%22%3A7%2C%22os%22%3A10342%2C%22ls%22%3A3239%2C%22le%22%3A3550.0000000000005%7D

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Bob Belcher4 days ago

So that’s how they do that lol2ReplyView more commentshttps://1eee22e6c64a267199e5ff6cf3a5a145.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-37/html/container.html#9 https://www.instagram.com/p/B_2etumJ2B1/embed/?cr=1&v=12&wp=700&rd=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.boredpanda.com&rp=%2Flow-budget-ways-recreating-movie-scenes%2F#%7B%22ci%22%3A8%2C%22os%22%3A10365%2C%22ls%22%3A3239%2C%22le%22%3A3550.0000000000005%7D

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BTS WORLD4 days ago

Lol3ReplyView more comments#10 https://www.instagram.com/reel/CE7czlnp6HB/embed/?cr=1&v=12&wp=700&rd=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.boredpanda.com&rp=%2Flow-budget-ways-recreating-movie-scenes%2F#%7B%22ci%22%3A9%2C%22os%22%3A11311%2C%22ls%22%3A3239%2C%22le%22%3A3550.0000000000005%7D

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BTS WORLD4 days ago

Lol2ReplyView more comments#11 https://www.instagram.com/p/B6_LhbIJL8h/embed/?cr=1&v=12&wp=700&rd=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.boredpanda.com&rp=%2Flow-budget-ways-recreating-movie-scenes%2F#%7B%22ci%22%3A10%2C%22os%22%3A11338.000000000002%2C%22ls%22%3A3239%2C%22le%22%3A3550.0000000000005%7D

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Bob Belcher4 days ago

Repeat??1Reply#12 https://www.instagram.com/p/B2u8lPeHAVH/embed/?cr=1&v=12&wp=700&rd=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.boredpanda.com&rp=%2Flow-budget-ways-recreating-movie-scenes%2F#%7B%22ci%22%3A11%2C%22os%22%3A11575.000000000002%2C%22ls%22%3A3239%2C%22le%22%3A3550.0000000000005%7D

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Bob Belcher4 days ago

Just don’t get it tangled1Reply#13 https://www.instagram.com/p/B7lrZyDpFhh/embed/?cr=1&v=12&wp=700&rd=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.boredpanda.com&rp=%2Flow-budget-ways-recreating-movie-scenes%2F#%7B%22ci%22%3A12%2C%22os%22%3A12370.000000000002%2C%22ls%22%3A3239%2C%22le%22%3A3550.0000000000005%7D

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