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Filmmaking: 10 good advices for beginners!10- Watch many films in the genre you like best, so you can get inspired and get ideasWe've said it many times. Copying, not literally, but reproducing a certain idea our own way, is part of the process of growing as an artist. For example Lynch has copied Buñuel in many of his concepts....and it's perfectly acceptable! (It's also considered good etiquette to name your sources of inspiration...)9- Sketch your ideas and create a storyline.It's very useful, even if your film is non-linear and abstract. That way you can organise yourself better too.8- If you're shooting digitally, do as many takes as possible.Do different angles and settings. You might surprise yourself choosing the take you never thought of. Experiment also with different backgrounds, and if you're working with cast,you might want to make them repeat a scene until they perform it the way you had it in mind for it to be.7- Learn well your edition programs so you can take the best from th
Filmmaking: Advantages of Digital for beginnersIn the film gallery forums and through discussion, it has come to our attention that there is a great interest of some aspiring film enthusiasts to create their film with analog equipment. I'd say that most artists who have the goal, (sometimes the dream
,) to begin their steps in the world of filmmaking, also have the desire to experiment with 16mm, 35mm, etc. to name a few.This news article is not meant to be discouraging, but rather, to provide information to people interested in filmmaking, who want to gain some experience at the same time they are experimenting, and to make use of the more user friendly and affordable digital equipment options.Its true that most of us (I include myself here) would like to have our film footage aquired like a Panavideo's production
, but in most cases, and while were learning even basic aspects of filmmaking, spending that amount of money in celluloid technology might not be the smartest choice.Most of us do have acces