Over the course of these blog posts I have been doing some minor reflecting, but what DID i learn?
- I like things to be perfect
- I like everything to be planned out
- I like to make an early start on things
- I like working on a film crew
- I like having clearly defined roles
- I relish open communication and idea sharing
About other people:
- People have strong opinions, but are also open to new perspectives
- Working together (with the right people) will create a much more interesting project than going solo
- If you ask, people will often help you out
- It’s better to be confident with your ideas and input, than be ‘overly nice’ which often translates to ‘too submissive’ and ‘adding nothing’
- People are better at certain things, which means if you find a good – say director – let them direct, they’re are BETTER at it than you, which is awesome and you can learn from them
- I developed my organisational skills, DOP skills, storyboarding skills and set dressing skills
- Different lenses make a huge difference!
- A decent DSLR often looks as good as a low level cam
- Untrained actors are sometimes better than trained ones
- A monitor and a good tripod is KEY!
- Invest in a gimbal
- Make the most of the medium – it’s magic
- Good surrealism, requires good planning
- Coverage is great! Not too much though
- Things that you don’t think would edit together do!
- Try not to cross the line, it looks weird
- A heavy colour grade looks better than a lighter one, don’t be afraid to go hardcore, your eyes will adjust
Until next time,