Behind the Scenes: Short Cuts

“They say you shouldn’t put too many quick cuts in your videos.” It’s generally a good rule in filmmaking, and so we took that premise and flipped it around. The end result is “Short Cuts”, a fast-paced and over-the-top short which had numerous obstacles barring its completion before we even started to film. The goal was for each cut to be less than two seconds … Continue reading Behind the Scenes: Short Cuts

Directing Micro-Budget Films

Making videos is expensive. Making feature-length films is astronomically more expensive. When we typically think of a ‘low-budget’ film, costs range somewhere around the lower millions. Even with the classification of ‘micro-budget’, that figure still graces the ten-to-hundred-thousands. By comparison to Hollywood blockbusters these are certainly much cheaper classifications, but to the average perspective filmmaker they are still very major investments. In the sense of … Continue reading Directing Micro-Budget Films

Script Crafting

Improvisation doesn’t lead to good videos. Filmmaking is a craft that requires far too much forethought for the entire process to be made up on the spot during filming day. Certainly, there are many good moments in both films and short videos where the actors’ dialogue is improvised to impressive effect, but even these unplanned moments have to occur within a set structure. That’s just … Continue reading Script Crafting