February 27, 2015 at 3:04PM

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Starting out

Hey, I'm a young aspiring filmmaker. I've recently started recording the sketches I've written and was wondering if you could go back to yourself when you were starting out, what would you tell yourself? Any tips and tricks regarding having a low budget (only one camera, bad mic etc) or anything else, feel free to just tell me your story and give me knowledge. :)

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Shoot lots of tests and keep changing things until you get what you are after. In the beginning it's hard to figure out lighting, how to properly mic your actors, and how to get a sharp image with good color from your camera.

Just don't try and fix everything at once, or your results may not get any better. So focus on lighting, then once you're happy with lighting then focus on audio, and keep going until you've a finished product that you're happy with.

Once all of the technical things are out of the way, you can now focus on getting the best performance from your actors.

Just work on it step by step, and eventually you will get there.

February 27, 2015 at 5:51PM

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Guy McLoughlin
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Thank you, great advice!! @guy

April 21, 2015 at 8:26PM

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Tovia Alefosio
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Always be in a project. Shoot a lot, make a lot of mistakes. That will convert you to an expert.

March 2, 2015 at 6:41AM

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Ragüel Cremades
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