How To Create An Amateur Film
Many professionals started off making short, eye-catching films, and getting them on TV in slots dedicated to amateurs.
You too can do the same, but there is a lot of competition. Many create a technically very good film, but the script is flimsy and prevents them being successful.
Here's what to do:
- break your script down into individual shots so as there is a strong relationship between the script and what is shown on camera
- rehearse camera movements intensively
- think about the relationship between the mood of the scene and the camera angle used: which is most appropriate? Extreme close up or a distant shot to show remoteness?
- think about using special effects when editing to jazz it up and get that professional touch, BUT do not go overboard!
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