Zom-com Zombieland is released this week, and we thought this was an opportune time to make an addition to our 'How to' series of features, detailing the ways you might go about making a low-budget hack job with your camcorder.
In the past, you've only had the expertise of the totalfilm.com staff to guide you though the filmmaking process - those that can't, teach badly - but this time we're going to stand aside and let a real maestro give you the inside scoop.
Marc Price is the director of Colin, the low budget Zombie flick that took Cannes by storm this year, and was famously made on a budget of £45.
So grab your mates, read our guide and go and make your own Cannes beating film - here's how.
Stage a Zombie Apocalypse
The Cliché: The outbreak is pretty essential, really. It either takes place at the beginning of the film, or right before it starts.
Attributed to a variety of causes over the years, from crashed satellites spreading disease, to government experiments, toxic waste and sinister corporate experiments.
Seen In: 28 Days Later
Marc Price: "I kind of think it’s better to do what Romero does really, and not try to explain it, because the harsh reality of it is that Zombies don’t and never will exist, there’s no science, you’re never going to convince anyone, so just don’t try.
Just don’t bother, skip past it, people know what Zombies are, then at least you’ve got the mystery of what happened.
Never explain, cos it just ain’t gonna happen. Just get on with the chomping!"
Next: The Zombie Rules