Originally Posted by lightcameraction
For all these little 3-4 minute scenes I don't have script on set,I always think that I'll remember everything and when I get on set the panic arrives , and I must say that the ideas for the shorts are not so bad ..
And that's the way you start getting experience. You make a few 3-4
minute scenes without a script, figure out why your productions didn't
work as well as they could and you change your method. Then you try
something else and find out what doesn't work so you change your
method again. You keep doing this, changing your methods until you
learn what works best.
I did exactly that back when there wasn't the internet and very few
books about filmmaking. I had no one to turn to so I learned by trial
and error. I feel I'm the director I am today because of the mistakes
I made. I know EXACTLY why some things don't work rather than
reading about why some things don't work.
So next time write a script for your 3-4 minute scenes and maybe
even do a little shot list - put down what you see in your head on paper
so when you are on set you can remember.
You will build your talent and your experience by making movies. And
3-4 minute scenes are a great way to build both.