After the success of Ryan Koo’s podcast series about his first feature, I thought, hey, maybe some of you out there aren’t ready to shoot your first feature, but were interested in starting somewhere else. And that’s what this podcast is about. Because a short film is something else entirely.
Last week I finished my first short film ever, The Guy, a project that took 1641 days to complete. That's four and a half years give or take. The first 1200 or so of those days were filled by me telling myself I couldn’t pull it off, because I didn’t know anybody who could help me produce a movie, because it would cost too much, because my script was too weird.
A short is a tricky thing, you don’t know how much time or money to invest in such a personal thing that nobody may even end up seeing, so a lot of people don’t even try. The point of this podcast is to get you to stop worrying and just try.
In this episode we cover:
- The key crew you'll need to get started.
- How to attract crew members to your project.
- How to create a proper lookbook.
- What to plan for on a location scout.
- Strategies in collaborating with your DP in pre-production.
- How to obtain the correct gear for your project.
Listen to the episode by streaming or downloading from the embedded player above, or find it on iTunes here.
This episode was edited by Jon Fusco.