My artistic journey started with still graphics and music. For years I’ve been passionate about these two art forms.
2019 marked my first experiment with video. It opened a world of possibilities and got me excited about the potential this form of art provided me.
2020 was the year that it all changed for me, From being commissioned on multiple projects to filming and editing to even creating my documentary.
My newfound love for film is growing exponentially daily as I continue to explore its possibilities as an artist and storyteller.
Learning how to use the right tools and understanding how to accomplish a specific cinematographic style took patience, but it became apparent that good results are achievable.
I can now express myself as an artist in ways I never thought possible before 2020, from recreating old film footage, shooting simple interviews or creating entire documentaries from scratch.
Everything flows smoothly when collaborating with others with different focuses in motion graphics, videography and sound design, which left me feeling so much more confident when taking on complex projects than ever before!
From ambitious projects, where I’m asked to produce something engaging with limited resources, I’ve embraced every moment – allowing creativity to be sparked under pressure has become second nature.
Try telling a story visually has become one of my greatest joys – not just because it is gratifying to see the finished product completed with finesse, but also because of the freedom this allows me when spinning vibrant stories composed as if they were scenes in a theatre play!
Aspiring for film stardom may seem daunting, but with preparation and practice, you’re well on the way to achieving your dreams. Here are five crucial steps to ensure success:
Craft: Before you can shoot with a crew and actors, you must have written an engaging script. Spend time carefully perfecting every detail of your story -with good structure, compelling dialogue, vivid description and authentic emotions that drive the plot. Get feedback from trusted allies and include their suggestions wherever possible.
Practice: Once your ideas are set, grab a camera and test how each shot will look in motion picture form. Try out different angles, composition tips, transitions and sound effects to see which works best. Train with reputable industry professionals or use digital tutorials to hone your skillset before the big day arrives.
Perform: Prepare for your big moment by practising acting or pass an audition if needed. Have confidence in who you portray on screen- be sure of lines and physical movements; breathing life into fictional roles requires finesse, and finesse cannot be learnt overnight! Ensure actors believe in directorial decisions to create a constructive atmosphere throughout the filming process.
Edit: Now that footage is acquired, piecing it together like a puzzle – insert clips in optimal order for desired visual impact; compose music or soundtracks accordingly and match settings & background details to chosen material. Revisit smaller segments ensuring no flaws in continuity editing (for segues), so all information flows smoothly between scenes – integrating separate components until they become one cohesive piece needs patience & training but yields high results!
Promote: Finally, make room for post-production edits & market products widely via PR strategies such as social media campaigns and/or marketing initiatives like videos, trailers/documentaries – after all, the film needs viewership, so its value remains unencumbered till completion! Accurately knowing audience demographics plays a key role during promotional activities; identifying target viewers correctly represents themes without overselling them too much…or vice versa!
With these five steps followed earnestly, -a wannabe filmmaker can turn their project into a successful filmmaking venture!