For film enthusiasts and creative minds out there, we all are aware of the certain kick and excitement we get whenever we have an awesome idea. It’s like a tiny spark in the head that inspires us to create something big and phenomenal and hope that the public would embrace our creativity and hard work and appreciate it as much as we did. But let’s face it, the work a video production entails is a lot.
Poor digital film production technique should only be seen in personal sex tapes and really bad wedding videos. Having digital san xuat phim quang cao equipment and software is worthless unless you learn the skills on how to use them like a savvy indie filmmaker. If you put in just a little effort and time to learn the basic core principals of digital film production your movie will be far better off for it. Like most areas of life, the more effort you put even the greater the results. For the short time I have your attention I am going to share with you some digital film production cornerstones that will make you a better filmmaker.
A few weeks ago, I was honored to hear Julie Clark, the founder of Baby Einstein, speak at a live event. Even though her topic was her entrepreneurial journey, it just seemed that she was speaking to me, a video publisher, directly. Why? Because she started her incredibly successful business producing a VHS video in her basement…without any videography or editing experience! Five years later, in 2001, she sold that business to Disney for more than $20 million dollars. When she announced that figure, I wanted to jump up and shout, “See! You can make money producing and selling you own videos!” How did she do that? And how can you?
People often ask me how long it will take before they’ll start to make money in digital film making. That depends on many factors: the quality of your work, your talent and training, the amount of time you spend on marketing yourself and your persistence. You must be willing to market yourself and that means finding clients, agencies and Directors that are willing to look at your work and showreel, and consider you for future jobs. This can take months or even a year or more to do. But it can be done. I did it and you can too.
Businesses seem to be in love with presenting their ideas and presentations through Videos and/or Films. I personally love the way, Steve Jobs used to present his products and/or services to the world. The impact was always maximum and the results were phenomenal. You too can do the same.
Prefer studio set for less travel cost. Prepared studio for filming are more convenient since it requires less travel, time and everything can be shot in one place. Props and sets can also be reused and recycle for lesser production cost. Canvas prints are usable on studio sets as indoor props.
Once you have a general idea of a story, write a treatment of the story (broad overview of the story from beginning to end). Then, after looking over for kinks in the story, write the script of the story. Celtx is a good, free screenwriting software. Make sure you write the script in the proper format. Once completed with the script, ask someone you know to read it over. Chances are, they will catch some errors that you did not catch, since they are not biased toward the script.
14. Your instructors would do their level best to help you succeed in developing a great film making career by teaching you anything and everything you would need to know in film making.