Ten Top Tips for Making Great Short Films
Filmonik is am open-screen film night, where once a month we get together and share films and encourage each other to improve our craft.
Every month there’s popcorn, giggles, great short films and sometimes a little disorderly-ness.
It’s open to all and we would love to see you at our next screening. Yes, you!
Here Filmonik film makers & actors compile their 10 best tips for making great short films:
- Unlike most things in life, don’t hold back when acting on film
- Approach the editing suite with an open mind
- Approach the shoot with an open mind and a spool of duct tape
- Keep It Simple Stupid – don’t overcomplicate things
- Be creative – you don’t need to show everything, just convey a feeling, and that, my friends, can be done for very little money!
- Get organised – make sure you have planned as much as possible before the shoot
- No matter how tedious it may seem, or how bad you are at drawing (tugs at own collar) make a storyboard and a shot list. Then make sure you get them all during the shoot, so that in the editing suit you have choices. Choices!!
- Say the lines like no-one is watching
- If you are short on story ideas, choose an amazing location and let it do the talking
- Don’t be scared – every single thing you produce improves your craft
To see the fabulous short films that Filmonik Film makers produce, come along to our next screening as part fo the Melbourne Fringe Festival.