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* ''Film/Hellbender'' was made mostly by a family of three with some help of their extended family. [[RealLifeRelative Real life mother Toby Poser and daughter Zelda Adams play mother and daughter in the film]].

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* ''Film/Hellbender'' ''Film/{{Hellbender}}'' was made mostly by a family of three with some help of their extended family. [[RealLifeRelative Real life mother Toby Poser and daughter Zelda Adams play mother and daughter in the film]].

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*''Film/Hellbender'' was made mostly by a family of three with some help of their extended family. [[RealLifeRelative Real life mother Toby Poser and daughter Zelda Adams play mother and daughter in the film]].


* ''Manga/MrArashisAmazingFreakShow'' was [[AttentionDeficitCreatorDisorder solely developed]] by Hiroshi Harada over the course of 5 years after numerous anime studios turned down the project [[ViolenceIsDisturbing due to the extremely graphic]] [[NightmareFuel and disturbing nature of the manga it's based on]]. The final cut that made it to theaters was unpolished and very limited in terms of animation, along with characters' mouths either being obscured or failing to move at all when they talked. Regardless, the film became highly popular in the underground market [[LostEpisode with copies of the unedited cut being the most sought after]]. [[note]] [[NotSafeForWork WARNING! This film, and the manga it's based on, are both extremely graphic and should be avoided at all cost by anyone who is faint of heart]].[[/note]]

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* ''Manga/MrArashisAmazingFreakShow'' was [[AttentionDeficitCreatorDisorder solely developed]] by Hiroshi Harada over the course of 5 years after numerous anime studios turned down the project [[ViolenceIsDisturbing due to the extremely graphic]] [[NightmareFuel and disturbing nature of the manga it's based on]]. The final cut that made it to theaters was unpolished and very limited in terms of animation, along with characters' mouths either being obscured or failing to move at all when they talked. Regardless, the film became highly popular in the underground market [[LostEpisode [[MissingEpisode with copies of the unedited cut being the most sought after]]. [[note]] [[NotSafeForWork WARNING! This film, and the manga it's based on, are both extremely graphic and should be avoided at all cost by anyone who is faint of heart]].[[/note]]


* ''Series/{{Jeopardy}}'': Averted until Season 31. Until then, the show allowed players who finished tied to keep their winnings and play again on the following game. However, the producers circumvented this after four occurrences in Fall 2014: now, all ties are decided with a tiebreaker clue. The winner comes back on the next show with their winnings, while the loser goes home with $2,000. This situation first occurred on March 1, 2018.

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* ''Series/{{Jeopardy}}'': Averted until Until Season 31. Until then, 31, games that ended in non-zero ties for the show allowed players who finished lead resulted in the tied to keep contestants keeping their winnings and play playing again on the following game. However, the show. The producers circumvented this after four occurrences in Fall 2014: now, 2014, changing this process to all ties are being decided with a tiebreaker clue. The winner comes back on the next show game with their winnings, while and the loser goes home is sent packing with $2,000. This situation first has occurred on twice: March 1, 2018.2018 and January 22, 2021.


* Canadian television is somewhat infamous for being this, with typical budgets usually being about that of the cheapest American productions. The reasons for this are varied and complex, but can be largely summed as being generally related to Canadian content laws and how small of Canada's entertainment industry compared to that of the States. The proximity between Canada and the States, as well as the fact Canadians tend to consume more American media than domestically-made media, makes this very noticeable for many on both sides of the border, hence the stereotype that [[MadeInCountryX all Canadian television is crap.]]

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* Canadian television is somewhat infamous for being this, with typical budgets usually being about that of the cheapest American productions. The reasons for this are varied and complex, but can be largely summed up as being generally related to Canadian content laws and how small of Canada's entertainment industry is compared to that of the States. The proximity between Canada and the States, as well as the fact Canadians tend to consume more American media than domestically-made media, makes this very noticeable for many on both sides of the border, hence the stereotype that [[MadeInCountryX all Canadian television is crap.]]

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* Canadian television is somewhat infamous for being this, with typical budgets usually being about that of the cheapest American productions. The reasons for this are varied and complex, but can be largely summed as being generally related to Canadian content laws and how small of Canada's entertainment industry compared to that of the States. The proximity between Canada and the States, as well as the fact Canadians tend to consume more American media than domestically-made media, makes this very noticeable for many on both sides of the border, hence the stereotype that [[MadeInCountryX all Canadian television is crap.]]


** His later ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' [[TheEpic obviously]] doesn't count, but at least one scene in the extended edition of ''[[Film/TheLordOfTheRingsTheTwoTowers The Two Towers]]'' does: after Aragorn, Gimli and Legolas meet up with the resurrected Gandalf, Aragorn and Gandalf have a conversation at night. Apart from the opening establishing shot, the whole conversation is tight close-ups and the background is absolutely pitch-black. [[AllThereInTheManual Apparently]] they shot that scene in a shed.
* Continuing the ''Lord of the Rings'' subject, [[Series/TheKeepers the 1991 Soviet adaptation]] dug up in 2021 is this trope incarnate. It's effectively a stage show broadcast as a movie (Russian has a special name for that type of work; ''telespectacl''' - literally a TV stage play), with things like Gandalf's fireworks represented by him opening his cloak and some brief colored flash shown. That and other things is why some people call it an adaptation of the situation before TheGreatPoliticsMessUp as much as one of Tolkien.

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** His later * ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' [[TheEpic obviously]] doesn't count, but at least one scene in the extended edition of ''[[Film/TheLordOfTheRingsTheTwoTowers The Two Towers]]'' does: after Towers]]'': After Aragorn, Gimli and Legolas meet up with the resurrected Gandalf, Aragorn and Gandalf have a conversation at night. Apart from the opening establishing shot, the whole conversation is tight close-ups and the background is absolutely pitch-black. [[AllThereInTheManual Apparently]] they shot that scene in a shed.
* Continuing the ''Lord of the Rings'' subject, [[Series/TheKeepers the 1991 Soviet adaptation]] dug up in 2021 is this trope incarnate. It's effectively a stage show broadcast as a movie (Russian has a special name for that type of work; ''telespectacl''' - literally a TV stage play), with things like Gandalf's fireworks represented by him opening his cloak and some brief colored flash shown. That and other things is why some people call it an adaptation of the situation before TheGreatPoliticsMessUp the end of theUsefulNotes/ColdWar as much as one of Tolkien.


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* ''Series/TheKeepers'' the 1991 Soviet adaptation of ''Lord of the Rings'' is effectively a stage show broadcast as a movie (Russian has a special name for that type of work; ''telespectacl''' - literally a TV stage play), with things like Gandalf's fireworks represented by him opening his cloak and some brief colored flash shown. That and other things is why some people call it an adaptation of the situation before the end of theUsefulNotes/ColdWar as much as one of Tolkien.

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* For the amount of advertising ''VideoGame/NickelodeonAllStarBrawl'' was given, the game looks cheaply made compared to its competitors. While Ludosity Games made due with what they were given, the lack of voice acting, sparse game mode selections, and the fact it had ''no alternate colors or costumes at launch'' speaks volumes on how much they were given to create the game. It's especially jarring when you compare it to ''VideoGame/MultiVersus'', the Warner Brothers PlatformFighter, which was announced shortly after the game's release and proudly advertised the game ''having all those features''.


* ''WesternAnimation/BolivarElHeroe'': Produced in 2003, this Colombian animated feature remained lost for over 13 years until it was eventually uploaded onto [=YouTube=]. A [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51fyzTYIVws quick look]] at the movie makes it clear why the filmmakers may have tried to hide it in the first place [[UpToEleven since the animation would give Dingo Pictures a run for their money]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/BolivarElHeroe'': Produced in 2003, this Colombian animated feature remained lost for over 13 years until it was eventually uploaded onto [=YouTube=]. A [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51fyzTYIVws quick look]] at the movie makes it clear why the filmmakers may have tried to hide it in the first place [[UpToEleven since the animation would give Dingo Pictures a run for their money]].money.



** While having no involvement with its production, the direct-to-video sequel for their second film, ''WesternAnimation/HappilyNeverAfter'', managed [[UpToEleven to look even worse than the first one]].

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** While having no involvement with its production, the direct-to-video sequel for their second film, ''WesternAnimation/HappilyNeverAfter'', managed [[UpToEleven to look even worse than the first one]].one.



** The film's TV spin-off, ''Fievel's American Tails'', [[UpToEleven had it worst]] as it frequently suffered from OffModel character designs and stilted animation which was often riddled with errors. Because of this, and the numerous continuity errors [[WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTailFievelGoesWest from the sequel it's based on]], the show was quickly cancelled after 13 episodes.

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** The film's TV spin-off, ''Fievel's American Tails'', [[UpToEleven had it worst]] worst as it frequently suffered from OffModel character designs and stilted animation which was often riddled with errors. Because of this, and the numerous continuity errors [[WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTailFievelGoesWest from the sequel it's based on]], the show was quickly cancelled after 13 episodes.



* ''Film/StepsTroddenBlack'' takes this trope UpToEleven, having been made with basically no crew entirely on a budget of less than a thousand dollars, using volunteer actors and borrowed equipment, getting by on the strength of its dialogue and some surprisingly good amateur actors. The complete lack of a budget makes the relatively high production values and competently produced visual and makeup effects even more impressive.

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* ''Film/StepsTroddenBlack'' takes this trope UpToEleven, having been was made with basically no crew crew. It relied entirely on a budget of less than a thousand dollars, using volunteer actors and borrowed equipment, getting by on the strength of its dialogue and some surprisingly good amateur actors. The complete lack of a budget makes the relatively high production values and competently produced visual and makeup effects even more impressive.



* Both Midas Interactive and Creator/PhoenixGames [[UpToEleven take this to the extreme]] as most of their titles barely qualify as games at all; rather they're poorly animated films [[note]]see Dingo Pictures below [[/note]] [[LazyArtist with slider puzzles and coloring pages slapped on in order to pass them off as games to the mass public]]. That, or they would publish games from unknown or smaller developers under a very limited budget and severely constrained schedule, often resulting in games like [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4gN-k6RXrM London Cab Challenge]] or [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XIbDyHpbWGc Shoot]] for the [=PS1=] that were regarded to be some of the worst console titles ever made, if not for its obscurity compared to the likes of ''VideoGame/BigRigsOverTheRoadRacing''. Their low-budget business model even apparently extended to their advertising, as there is next to no coverage about them in major gaming publications.

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* Both Midas Interactive and Creator/PhoenixGames [[UpToEleven take this to the extreme]] extreme as most of their titles barely qualify as games at all; rather they're poorly animated films [[note]]see Dingo Pictures below [[/note]] [[LazyArtist with slider puzzles and coloring pages slapped on in order to pass them off as games to the mass public]]. That, or they would publish games from unknown or smaller developers under a very limited budget and severely constrained schedule, often resulting in games like [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4gN-k6RXrM London Cab Challenge]] or [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XIbDyHpbWGc Shoot]] for the [=PS1=] that were regarded to be some of the worst console titles ever made, if not for its obscurity compared to the likes of ''VideoGame/BigRigsOverTheRoadRacing''. Their low-budget business model even apparently extended to their advertising, as there is next to no coverage about them in major gaming publications.

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* The Creator/WalterLantz cartoons were made on low budgets, resulting in rather [[OffModel sloppy-looking animation]] throughout the 30s and early-40s, [[ArtEvolution though they cleaned up afterwards]]. Tellingly, Lantz and his crew didn't have much trouble keeping up when UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfAnimation set in and this became the rule rather than the exception, allowing them to stay in the theatrical cartoon business until 1972, at which point the only other studio producing theatrical cartoon shorts was Creator/DepatieFrelengEnterprises.

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** A bigger example of this in the ''GTA'' series is ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoLibertyCityStories'', which had to give almost every character TheOtherDarrin treatment, and have a music selection closer to ''III''[='=]s than ''VC''[='=]s with the pop stations featuring original compositions once again instead of licensed songs, the stations all featuring less music than ''VC'', and The Liberty Jam being the only case of NothingButHits in the game. ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoViceCityStories'' in comparison had a much bigger budget, and thus was able to license plenty more hit 80's songs, bring back the celebrity voices, change up Vice City even more than ''Liberty City Stories'' changed Liberty City, and even have Music/PhilCollins appear as himself.


* The original ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' had a very limited budget and little promotion, as the project was initially a simple side project by Masahiro Sakurai that Satoru Iwata let him do on weekends. After Sakurai presented the partial product to Iwata, he asked if he could use several Nintendo characters in an effort to make it more original. The game's [[SleeperHit surprise success]] led to the sequels having a much more lavish budget, as seen in the much bigger cast, stage selection, and more complex moves.

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* The original ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros64'' had a very limited budget and little promotion, as the project was initially a simple side project by Masahiro Sakurai that Satoru Iwata let him do on weekends. After Sakurai presented the partial product to Iwata, he asked if he could use several Nintendo characters in an effort to make it more original. The game's [[SleeperHit surprise success]] led to the sequels having a much more lavish budget, as seen in the much bigger cast, stage selection, and more complex moves.


* ''Anime/PopeeThePerformer'' clearly had little in the way of a budget considering the bare-basic backgrounds and character designs along with its robotic animation and low quality sound mixing. The entire desert setting is simply because it would be easier to make. Take a look for [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJUP-UVvgLY yourself]].

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* ''Anime/PopeeThePerformer'' clearly had little in the way of a budget considering the bare-basic backgrounds and character designs along with its robotic animation and animation, low quality sound mixing.mixing, and the fact that there is next to no spoken dialogue. The entire desert setting is simply because it would be easier to make. Take a look for [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJUP-UVvgLY yourself]].


* Just about any daytime gameshow produced by Creator/FremantleMedia subsidiary Grundy that aired on Creator/ChannelFive during the Pearson Television days was this. Such examples included ''Whittle'' and ''100%''. It would go further with Endemol's ''Brainteaser'' as the entire cost for the show went towards its phone-in segments.

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* Just about any daytime gameshow produced by Creator/FremantleMedia subsidiary Grundy that aired on Creator/ChannelFive during the Pearson Television days was this. Such examples included this.
** The first game show Channel 5 ever aired was ''Whittle''. It was simply a rebranded version of another game show called ''Everybody's Equal'' but with a mere £250 (or £500) prize and an even cheaper-looking set.
** ''100%'' went further down the budget than
''Whittle'' did. All the set consisted of was a few podiums, some barriers, and thatís it. No audience, no host, just a voice over. However, the series was very successful and lasted until 2001, with many spin-offs and specials produced as well.
** In 2000, the BBC game show ''Series/GoingforGold'' was revived as ''One to Win'', being given the cheaper ''Whittle'' treatment as expected from Grundy, and remained the same when it was revived again in 2008, but under its original name.
** Endemol's ''Series/Brainteaser'' happened to have a budget far lower than
''100%''. It would go further with Endemol's ''Brainteaser'' as the The entire cost for the show went towards its phone-in segments.segments. Channel 5 paid a maximum of £0.00 to air the show, and didnít even control the time slot it aired on. This soon backfired after the 2007 Phone-In Scandal brought the show to an axing.


* As for video recording, any standalone camera on the market can record in HD; even your cellphone can likely do 16x9 HD in landscape mode. As above, talent is the thing to find, as well as ingenuity to compensate for the lack of budget.

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* ** As for video recording, any standalone camera on the market can record in HD; even your cellphone can likely do 16x9 HD in landscape mode. As above, talent is the thing to find, as well as ingenuity to compensate for the lack of budget.budget.
** Thanks to the advent of drones, shots that would have required renting a crane or even a helicopter can be had for the cost of buying said drone (which you can then keep using indefinitely on future projects) and hiring someone who's good at using it. They can also be used in place of rigs and dollies for ground-level tracking shots, particularly over rough outdoor terrain.



* Thanks to the advent of drones, shots that would have required renting a crane or even a helicopter can be had for the cost of buying said drone (which you can then keep using indefinitely on future projects) and hiring someone who's good at using it. They can also be used in place of rigs and dollies for ground-level tracking shots, particularly over rough outdoor terrain.

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* Thanks to the advent of drones, shots that would have required renting a crane or even a helicopter can be had for the cost of buying said drone (which you can then keep using indefinitely on future projects) and hiring someone who's good at using it. They can also be used in place of rigs and dollies for ground-level tracking shots, particularly over rough outdoor terrain.

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