With all the latest technology available in today’s market it is easy, even for a novice filmmaker to simply grab a camera and start shooting, handheld devices make capturing images and creating videos so simplistic that there is thousands of videos online uploaded by individuals to video websites such as YouTube. One issue with instant recording is that film makers do not have time to properly prepare for spontaneous shoots.
Try to Be Practical
You may take inspiration from a variety of big screen movies when making a video, but try to remain realistic when trying to create your own video production, Hollywood movies have enormous financial backing which allows them to produce a timeless production using all sorts of up to date and innovative film technologies. You need to identify what exactly your camera is capable of doing and, how much time and effort you can put into your video production, clarifying these objectives will help you avoid disappointment and ultimately produce a video shoot which you are proud of.
Identify your Theme
Before you decide to create a masterpiece, make sure you identify what type of film you are doing and if possible who are your target audience, these questions will provide focus and let you concentrate on a process which will help you reach your end goal. Whether filming for commercial production or simply to upload your piece ontoYouTube, it is vitally important that you have a keen interest in the subject matter, otherwise you make become frustrated if things are not going to plan and your commitment levels may drop to a point where you no longer have an interest in finishing the production.
Whether you are a multimillion dollar film corporation based out of California or a video production company in Manchester you still need to sit down and develop a strategic plan with all the appropriate aims and objectives which aim to support you in completing your final goal. Are you hoping to shoot an action movie, comedy, or wildlife documentary, either way each genre requires a specific set of plan, each significantly different to the other, so it is important to identify the type of movie you wish to shoot before you begin production.
Most film productions require some form of script writing, whether very basic or extremely detailed they should be designed well in advance to provide guidance during filming, they do not need to be perfectly formatted but adequately completed so that the film crew and staff can understand the document. A prepared script is an important tool which contains general information regarding the production, it does not have to be followed verbatim as it only acts as template for audio scenes in the movie, furthermore, it ensures that not all of the film is produced using improvisation. You do not want to include too many script additions, modifications, or rewrites as they will add to the cost of the video production.
Always remember to create a strategic plan and identify the type of movie you aim to produce, work towards your goals and objectives, but most importantly enjoy the process and be proud of the final product.