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Why I still Suck at making Short Films
Filmmaking is Hard
There are so many different tasks and assets to filmmaking. That’s why people specialize in one craft instead of trying to be good at everything. Even within the camera department we can find people that are specialized in operating a Steadicam, a drone or high speed capture.
And if you don’t have access to a big crew of specialized people; you’re on your own! The one thing I learned from previous short films I made is to keep the actual production as small as possible. This eliminates the need for people in the production department.
Eliminate Crew Members
From every department you can eliminate crew members. Shooting outdoor? You can get away by only using some diffusors and reflectors. Don’t have access to a sound guy? Use a lavalier mic on the actor. It’s not ideal, but it sure does helps the production.
Keeping your crew small makes your production easier. But on the other hand, you also need other people to help. So try to find a good balance.
‘Entanglement’ Short Film
My new short film ‘Entanglement’ is planned to release early August. I have written a story that only involves one actor and one location. This way I was able to keep the crew and cast small, making the production less complex.
We’re currently in editing and things are looking good. I can’t wait to share it with you’ all 🙂