May 23, 2015 at 5:16PM
I just finished my first short and its terrible, now what?
As the title says, I just finished shooting my first short film. As I am putting the edit together, its pretty clear that this movie is awful. That realization isn’t me being overly critical, it’s an honest and objective assessment of the work.
Going into this I was aware of the old trope that “everyone’s first film sucks”. Despite that I tried my best to do as much pre-production as possible and I tried to be conscious of what I was shooting, but it didn’t seem to help much.
I guess my question boils down to, is there any value to finishing this? Or should I just take the lessons learned and move on to the next project? Anyone care to share their experiences on getting from that first project to where you are now?