Film Education

Acting Tips

1. Feel truthfully

2. Don’t pretend but actually perform activities on screen like actually reading a

newspaper not pretending to read one.

3. Connect and respond to your co-actor

4. Know your Character Arc and the Super Objective

5. Break down a scene into smaller simpler parts

6. Developing your own instrument – observation, imagination, memory

7. Being in control of your Emotions

8. Knowing your true self

9. Creating as an Artist should be the high in acting

10. The Clothes you wear make you feel the charcter

11. The props can help you comment on your character or an emotion

12. The difference between stage and film acting

– toned down, the camera as audience, the filmmaking process shapes the performance

13.  Character movement expresses emotion

14. The camera is not just a black hole but your silent lover

15. The Body and Mind are connected. Use the connection


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