Whether you’re on a tight budget or just want to experiment with new techniques, it’s always good to have some DIY tricks up your sleeve. Indian photographer Sani Patel shares a cool and simple DIY method for shooting commercial video on a $0 budget, and I think it’s definitely one of those that we should have in our bag of tricks.
I first saw this video in my Facebook feed, it was shared by Filmmakers.pro. In the video, Sani demonstrates how he shoots a video of a perfume bottle with some cool effects. He uses two dictionaries, a piece of glass, and a laptop. Sounds like three totally random items, but that’s the beauty of DIY projects: bringing together things that are totally unrelated in all other scenarios.
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Sani uses his phone to film the video, but you can make a “towel slider” and use your DSLR or mirrorless camera too. You can also use this trick for photos by choosing a cool background on the laptop screen. This is just an idea, and you can build upon it and make something great with it. After all, that’s another beauty of DIY projects, right?