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I am beginning work on a small independent film, based on The Lion King.
The film will take place from the perspective of three nameless "Hyenas" in the times before Scar makes his grab for power.
The film will obviously not be animated, that is rather expensive when you have no budget at all.
If anyone can offer advice or assistance of any kind to me, to help with the film, it would be greatly appreciated. All assistance will be given proper credit for, of course.
Since animation would be too expensive, are you going to be using real Hyenas? Hand Puppets? Claymation? Legos?
I understand full well wanting to make movies, but I just don't understand (and you did not elaborate) how you will be making a Lion King based Hyena movie without animating it. Also, you have to know that coming on to a fairly random movie forum and saying "I need advice on how to make a non-animated Hyena movie for free" isn't going to yield you a lot of positive results.
If you are serious about this, then get serious. Do you have a screenplay? Storyboards? Locations? Hyenas? Is it going to be voice acted? Do you have people other than you helping you? The more you give us, the more we would be able to *try* and help you. This open ended "how to make movie?" stuff isn't good.