In this PowerPoint I will talk about the importance of experience
on set and tell you how I learned by doing.
Experience is important in any field of work, especially when it
comes to making a film. You can plan all the shots, the dialog, the
character movement, but there are also things, which you have
no control of. For example weather conditions, diseases, broken
equipment and so on. In this situations you have to come up with
a solution really quickly.
Time management is another very important aspect in
filmmaking. You have to move quickly and get the shots you want
as fast as you can. The only way to do this successfully is to get
How do you get on set experience? The way I got it was by
working on smaller productions before I started shooting the
actual short film.
This was the perfect way to test the equipment, practice
scheduling and learn how to work with my team members
We first did our Demo Reel. Through this experience I learned
how to improvise shots on the fly, because of the tight schedule
there was no way we could have planned all the shots before.
After that we also did a Channel Trailer for our YouTube channel.
This gave us a lot of scheduling practice and we used props for
the first time and realised how important attention to detail is.
The YouTube channel film riot has made
2 short films so far and made a lot of
behind the scenes episodes, which are
really helpful for us students. We see
how they had to overcome obstacles
and how they dealt with tight schedules
and basic problems which you always
get on a film set. You can also watch the
short film and see how certain shots
were taken in the making of, which is
great because you see how difficult it
can be to film a shot or scene.
The First short film they have made is a
psychological thriller which is called
“Tell”. This series not only shows the
behind the scenes, but also the jobs on
Short film (Tell):
Behind the scenes:
The second short film is called
“Proximity”, which is a sci-fi action film. On
this project Ryan Connolly and his team
finished a whole short film in less than a
month and shot it in less than a week.
Behind the scenes:
Indy mogul is another YouTube channel, which show simple
tricks and hacks to apply to low budget films.
They have made 2 short films so far, but unfortunately the
haven't been released right now, but the behind the scenes
are very educational.
City of angel will be a short thriller by Russell from Indy mogul.
The film hasn’t been released yet but he has done a sort of Vlog thing for his
behind the scenes. Enjoy
We used these videos to give ourselves an idea what
it is like to be on a film set.
It inspired us to do some Vlogs as well.