Time is a precious thing, and as a filmmaker, you’ve got to know how to utilize it in creative ways when you’re short on time. But there is no excuse as to why you can’t shoot a short film from a brand new idea this weekend! The team at Shutterstock has some awesome tips that will help you shoot faster and smoother, and get your short film done in potentially two hours.
When you’ve got your idea for a short film and you’re ready to start writing, think about the production side of filming, and whether you’ll be able to produce what the story calls for. If you have an elaborate idea for a gangster shootout at a big bank but don’t have the number of guns and extras you’ll need, consider writing for what you have!
Consider having your story take place in one location. Moving your entire circus of equipment, craft services, and cast and crew members can take hours away from shooting. Think about how you can write your entire short film into one location, as well as being at one time of day. This ensures you can set up, and not worry about company move times.
Okay, so all you’ve got is an iPhone, and every videographer and their mom is saying you can use it for your next film. Go for it! But don’t forget those industry grade cameras, and many more pieces of equipment are at your disposal for fairly low costs! Here are some great cameras for under $1,000! https://bit.ly/2UzkOix https://bit.ly/2G2zymR
Check out the video for the rest of the tips! I think shutter stock is giving independent filmmakers great insight on how to make better movies, and I know you’ll take something away that’s worthwhile.