I wanted to share my thoughts on some fundamental concepts of indie filmmaking. There is a lot of information on the Net about this topic, yet I still see indie films that are painful to watch, because the fundamentals are not being followed. Now, I’m all about experimenting with camera techniques and sound, but there are universal concepts, that indie filmmakers should follow if they want their films to have any appeal wider than their immediate family.
This is my quick list of the three most important things any filmmaker should know. Don’t they teach this in film school? I’ve seen too many horrible films that don’t follow these concepts.
There are many more steps you’ll need to take to make a movie, but these three concepts are the foundation.
This is the first episode of TAKE ONE PODCAST. In this episode I talk about three most important things every filmmaker should know. Also, an interview with filmmaker Dan Currier, and q/a about the importance of the production team.
The “Rule of the Thirds” is a fundamental truth among photographers and artists. I suppose that it’s not really a rule though. You can think of it more as a “guideline”. So, in that case, I guess that there are times when it can be broken. Before we talk about breaking the rule, let’s talk about what the rule is all about. It’s tough to know when to break a rule if you don’t know when to apply it.