It’s almost time to film your indie movie and you’ve been preparing for a while. You want everything to go smoothly and are doing last minute checklists to ensure you didn’t forget something. Let’s look at a few things that are easy to overlook when prepping for your filming, so you can make sure you’ve got all your bases covered.
1. Feed Your Actors
If you think your actors should be responsible for feeding themselves—it’s time to rethink your stance. Acting is hectic at times and requires focus. Your actors need to concentrate on one thing alone, and that is acting. You want them to do their best, so don’t make them worry about food when you can cover it. Feed your actors and they’ll be grateful and better focused on the production.
2. Outsource When You Need To
No one can do everything. So, when you come across a task that you can’t do regarding your indie movie, you’ll need to outsource. If you aren’t good with editing, get someone to help you with editing programs or even teach you so you can do it in the long run. Music is something else you should think about outsourcing. Chances are you don’t have the expertise or the time to compose a soundtrack for your film. You focus on doing the things you’re good at and hire others to help on things you’re not versed in. Don’t do a disservice to your production by trying to do it all yourself and ending up with shoddy work.
3. Use What You Have
You know what’s around you and what kind of scenes you’ll be able to film. Keep this in mind when finalizing or writing your script. Your first production can’t be something that requires extreme special effects, unless you have the budget for it. Until you get more financial security and a larger budget, expensive films will have to wait. Don’t let that dishearten you, there’s no limit on what you can do with good writing. If your film is good, that’s all that matters. Limiting yourself often brings out more creativity. Look around your home and living area to see what types of scenes you can film and the actors you have available to you. Think out of the box and utilize what’s around you, capitalizing on anything unique to your area.
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