So you want to make your next short film?
Doubtful on what things you need to know to do so?
We’re giving you 5 Habits your filmmaking skills should include to always have as much success as possible when filming.
Here we go:
Always label your takes
Use a clapper/marker, or a piece of paper (if you’re low budget) to label your clips for better editing.
2. Always carry a second or third battery.
Never go into a filming day without a backup battery nor a charger. You never want to be without your most important tool.
3. Space. Space. More space.
Always carry spare memory cards, hard drives, and memory cards. Yes, I said that twice.
4. Save your work. (Ctrl-S or Command-S)
This goes for post-production, but it also can be directed towards importing raw footage from your film days. Always save your work, as much as possible.
5. Buy a reflector/diffuser disc. Bring it with you.
Honestly, it’s definitely in the top 5 items you should bring to your filming day. You never know when the sun goes bright on you, or vice-versa.
We hope these habits help you on your next film day. Let us know if you used our tips or have any suggestions that you found that work for you.
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