Why you should rent the A7s ii
nofilmschool, please stop reposting Darious videos. I really enjoy your articles but I'm not a fan of Darious Britt.
This is useful stuff! My whole problem was... I'm really bad in front of the camera. I'm not a performer and that's why I'm behind the camera. So, I shot two other pitch videos and they were terrible because they were too heavy-handed. My personalty is lighthearted so I tried to portray that in the video. The problem is I make dramatic films. Those are the films I enjoy.
It seems like the best solution would be to enlist some of the cast to help with the pitch video. Thoughts anyone? On a new, creative way to pitch a dramatic film?
Also, it would be interesting to get some advice from people that are not in the film industry or interested in film. Because it seems like everyone on this page wants to know about the crew, etc... But I wonder if the average joe is that concerned with that.
Thanks Tom! Seems like everyone else likes the same old gimmicky video that starts out with a "bang." These videos seem derivative of every pitch video we've ever seen... boring.
I was trying to do something different because I noticed most videos are very generic. The "plea" video! And we have grown so accustomed to it, like you... we expect it. I wanted to bring some originality.
Then, the videos typically get too esoteric. I mean, it's all about buying into a niche or agenda. It's a narrative short film, not a crisis so why treat it like one. My campaign is all about how as artist we need to practice and that is ultimately what a short film is, practice.
Check out my video. Let me know what you guys think.