Over the last two weeks I have been working on shooting, visual effects, editing, sound recording and composing for my newest short film called Mission:Accomplished. It's a story about an astronaut survey a new planet with aliens on it. I don't want to give too much of the story away, anyways here's a short trailer.
Every filmmaker just like every person has flaws. It's part of human nature so we have to learn to get rid of them or work around them.
Often times I find myself rushing through
projects. Not spending the time each project deserves. The world seems to teach us that quantity is more important than quality and that is a lie and I know it, but I have trouble embracing it. It's almost impossible.
Also I find myself struggling with staying objective during editing often not giving the viewer enough information to truly understand story.
The hardest part of making a good film is not making it but overcoming our flaws as people and still making something great.
This is a side track post about what I look for in cameras, as apposed to what camera you should buy. The Key factors are:
This is a big one because internal audio sucks. And I'm too lazy to sync up audio in post
"Bigger" Sensor -
This lets your camera have better low light as well as better focus. I'd consider M4/3rds and up sensors "bigger".
This lets you slowly build up your lenses instead of paying for one up front and never being able to change it. Also vintage lenses are pretty cheap still.
Headphone Jack -
Helps you monitor audio
RAW video capability?
not as important but still cool -
This should be a simple question with a simple answer but with all of the options, there are too many choices. Raw or compressed. Film or digital. Dslr or Camcorder. But the truth is that if your just starting off the best camera you can use is one you already own. Wether that's an old dv camera or your iphone. But let's assume that you want to upgrade and that ur not a millionaire, so cost matters. This post will go out of date so I will try to update it every once and awhile. Now one to the choices.
The other day a film school called me just like many colleges do, and they asked me why do I want to make movies. That's a tough question. Because I always believed that it's the why that's important.
After something thinking, I have a couple of reasons. First it involves all of my talents, computers music 3d modeling,ect. I'd also like to think that I'm good at it.
However I think the main reason is because when I was a kid my favorite movie was Star Wars. Not because it had amazing music, plot or acting but because it change my way of thinking from this is how it is to this is what could be and I want to do that for someone.
Why do you want to make movies?
Zachary Will is an Award-Winning Filmmaker creating short films and content for the Internet as the owner of Riverside Studios. He has a Bachelor's in Film from Full Sail University. He has worked on productions for companies like Webmd, Sears, Home Depot, Six Flags and more!
"the trick is to never give up... I think the secret of success is not how little you get knocked down but how often you get back up." - Gareth Edwards