August 4, 2018
Whether you’re shooting a short commercial or a feature-length film, these tips will help you knock your project out of the park.
The first day of a shoot is always a little disorienting. Even if you spent weeks or months planning it, there’s always that “fish out of water” moment where your mind goes blank and you’re pretty sure that you should be assisting customers with their camera purchase at a Best Buy somewhere. So, how do you get grounded? How do you get your head back in the game and thinking about all of the important filmmaking stuff that probably kept you up for hours the night before? In this video, Zach Ramelan shares some thoughts about what he learned while shooting a commercial for a gym in Toronto, all of which will not only help you make better films and videos but will also help bring you back down to earth when the ginormous task in front of you puts your head in the clouds.