It’s time to make your movie. You can do it. In fact, it doesn’t take a whole lot of time or money. It really just takes some creativity. For example, my filmmaker friend Jared always invites me over to help out with his short film projects.
This is not new. Over the years, Jared has been cranking out short movies. The reason for this? When Jared is between features, he likes to stay busy. In ways akin to a boxer training for the big fight, making short keeps Jared in top shape for the bigger projects. And these are also a ton of fun to produce as well.
Stop Making Excuses And Make Your Movie
Before he goes into his next project, he always asks himself an important question: “Given the resources that I have right now, what is the movie that I can make this year?”
It is important to make as many short movies as you can. They don’t have to be anything overly complex, but they should be fun. They should be challenging. Most of all, when you make your movie, you cannot be afraid to suck.
The reason for cranking out shorts quickly is to improve. This is a time to practice. Many of you could probably make better quality movies. The question is, why aren’t you? It’s time to make your movie.
Once your movie is complete, upload it to YouTube. Find out if you can get some viewers. Monitor the comments and feedback.
Filmmaker Tech Specs: For those of you interested in our tech – the camera as was a Cannon EOS and the scenes were lit with practical lights. Jared says he has about a half-dozen more shorts in the pipeline. And if you like this filmmaking stuff, make sure you join Filmmaking Stuff HQ.