Our mission in making the new indie horror/thriller The Campus was to attempt to separate our film from the myriad of other movies shot under $500,000 making their way to theaters and streaming services.

The Campus is a horror/thriller that we shot with an Arri Alexa Mini featuring antique anamorphic lenses in the style of John Carpenter’s 1980’s classics such as The Thing. These lenses helped create an atmospheric, tense environment that makes full use of the 2.35:1 Frame and successfully presented the film as being a higher-budget, more studio minded affair than the budget would initially imply.

Here are a few tips we can offer from our experiences.

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