How To Make Your Location Seem Like Something It’s Not

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Sometimes you may want to tell a story that takes place elsewhere in the world but you are unable to travel there, or perhaps you need to fill out a restaurant but don’t have the extras. In this IndieTips video tutorial, we have a look at how you can pass off one location as something it is not. This could be in regards to a geographical location, or it could be in regards to making an area seem like something it is not.

Actors do this all the time. They can change the pitch and vocal patterns of the tone and appear to be native to another country. Filmmakers are required to do this as well. It might not be practical to travel to a different country, or they might not even have the budget to do so. This is even more so for DIY and indie filmmakers.

We won’t focus on props or set design because that can quickly run up to £500 before you even notice. So we’re going to focus digital assets from the computer; sound design and sound effects, colour, and stock footage, as well as one tip you can put to use in the real world.

To help you with your location manipulation skills, you can start a seven day free trial with VideoBlocks here 

About The Author

Lewis McGregor is an aspiring filmmaker, photographer and online content creator from Wales.