Favorite no-budget films on MAKE

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Over the years, we’ve posted a lot of low/no-budget sci-fi fan films, stop motion videos, Lego “brickfilms,” and other movies lovingly made by makers with a fun idea and a home video camera. We decided to look through the site and gather up some of our favorites.

Collaborative Star Wars fan film

Amazing sci-fi short film done for $300

New Robotmakers video

Bot rock with the Robotmakers

Brickfilms: Lego stop-motion

Stop motion LEGO video

Stop motion Tron sequence

Wolf and Pig’s stop motion adventure

Stop-motion post-it pixel short

The balloon project – Berlin

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Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. His free weekly-ish maker tips newsletter can be found at garstipsandtools.com.

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