September 28, 2016 at 7:54AM
What do YOU think are the 5 most common mistakes of an amateur production?
I've been watching a lot of indie films as part of some research into different cameras etc, and I've noticed some recurring giveaways, where an otherwise good short film ends up diminished because of just one or two aspects.
Here are the 5 things that stood out to me the most:
1 - Too much color grading.
2 - Lack of dialogue - Reliance on voice overs
3 - Mixed light temperatures, e.g window with tungsten
4 - Shallow DOF gimmick
5 - Room echo. Bad sound quality.
I'd like to ask you all, What do YOU think are the 5 most common mistakes/giveaways of an amateur production?