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5 Tips For Shooting A Short Film

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February 02, 2018
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We recently launched a Film festival called the Moment Invitational and with that, a contest that you can enter! In the Spirit of Filmmaking, we wanted to make this video and give you our 5 tips for shooting a short film. Obviously, there is a lot more that could be covered, but this is how we go about it!


Make sure to get your films submitted by February 27th - All the details here 


1. Pre-Production

Everything starts with a concept. Ask yourself these questions:
What's your story?
Why tell it?
What's the end goal?
How do you want people to feel?


Start here. Write it all down.


2. Gear

Using a tripod, gimbal, and a third-party app like FiLMiC Pro can elevate the feel of your film.


3. Communicate Your Idea

You know exactly what you’re trying to create with your short film, but, if you have others helping you on set, they might not. Remember to constantly communicate what you’re wanting to accomplish in terms of shots, mood, etc.


4. Be Flexible

As with most creative endeavours, some things just don’t go as planned. Stick to your plan as much as possible, but roll with the punches to make the best with what you have.


5. Post Production

Organization is key! Develop a workflow that keeps you organized to make every step of post-production efficient and headache-free.