Am I missing something? I didn't think that this technique complimented the scene being edited, in fact it detracted for me. All I could hear was obviously slow-ramped audio. However, props for trying something different.
I think that shorts are a great way to grow an audience if you're into the 'personal brand' side of filmmaking, there are some great examples of filmmakers on YouTube doing this. By doing this, they've got an established audience that they can show bigger projects to when they tackle them.
Since its your first film, like Stephen said I agree with the above. Make sure you rehearse but I would also suggest blocking for your shot lists during rehearsal as well. Film with your iphone or whatever and that way you know the exact shot you are trying to achieve, making the shoot a lot more efficient for you.
Google 'reverse motion tracking'. This is essentially tracking the moving object with a match moving software like Mocha and then telling the original footage to centre around it, giving the illusion that the camera is locked to it.
You want some high res footage for best results (4k on a HD timeline for example).
Thanks for sharing the journey! Couldn't agree more, I feel that this is a very valid road for marketing. Love the idea that you can actually capture emails from Tugg, makes it much better to solidify an audience around your film.
The number of times I've thought this is stupid. I'm 32, and every year ask myself 'what am I doing'? and get stuck comparing myself to others far more creative and successful than I.
The thing that most people who are living their dream job will tell you is that it is hard work, the 10 years of work necessary before becoming an 'overnight success'.
What I'm trying to do is just create. Something. Anything. The faster I can, the quicker I'll move through the hard work, and I'm trying to use each short film as a learning platform. If people enjoy it, then that's a bonus.
That's what's pushing me forward at the minute anyhow. Even if you didn't start making films until you were 60, you could have 15 more years doing something you loved. Age shouldn't matter any more.