January 16, 2020
Successful filmmaking is all about forming good habits, so here are some bad ones you should avoid.
New to filmmaking? Good for you! This is going to be such an exciting ride full of thrills, chills, and a whole heap of mistakes.
Yeah, mistakes are inevitable in filmmaking, which isn’t actually a bad thing if you are wise enough to learn from them. Because what happens when you don’t learn from your past mistakes? You’re doomed to repeat them. And what do we call repeated mistakes that slop together and congeal over time? Bad habits.
To give you an idea of what kinds of bad habits you should be on the lookout for, check out this video by Jordy Vandeputt of Cinecom, in which he goes over a handful of filmmaking mistakes that should be avoided at all costs.
Not Paying Attention to Your Camera Height and Angle
Camera height and angle are important. You can turn your powerful Übermensch character into a helpless loser by simply positioning your camera a little too high and angling down.