Film Education

Filmmaking Tips

1. Do you have anything to say

2. How are you saying it

3. What is the one central thing your film is about in one line

4. Do the characters develop the plot

5. Limiting yourself to a genre could help as a creative tool to begin with

6. What is the opening value and closing value of your scene

7. What information is the image giving

8. What do you want to include and exclude in your frame and why

9. Study paintings and still photography to understand the key aspects of a still image

10. Understand the difference between a still image and a movie image

11. Every camera movement should have a purpose

12. Try using a tripod or a support to keep the camera steady otherwise its makes the  audience giddy

13. Observe the sun during different times of the day and the effect it produces

14. When using artificial lights ask yourself what is the role each light is playing

15. Select locations carefully they add character to the film

15. What information is the soundtrack giving

16. Use external mikes for a professional soundtrack

17. Close electrical devices like Tv, Ac, fan, while recording sound to avoid the hum

18. What is the Rhythm of your film

19. Concentrate on developing your skills to get a great performance out of your actor

20. Why is your film unique


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Its wonderful to read these tips of film making and if one would keep this in mind while making a film than result can be fabulous…..


Chirag ! thanks so much for the feedback and hope these tips reach out to many more young aspiring filmmakers ! and hopefully useful to them

Comment by oorvazifilmeducation

This is a melange of great tips ranging from theoritical to extremely practical ones. Loved this post 🙂 Woiuld be very useful for aspiring filmmakers

Comment by Riddhiman Basu

🙂 Thanks so much Riddhiman

Comment by oorvazi

It’s great tips for film making, I appreciate the insights I gain from your writing.

Comment by Haley Allen

Haley Allen,
Thanks for your feedback, appreciate it

Comment by oorvazi

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