1. Check the how the camera uploads its content- I found out that I'd have to upgrade my busted laptop just to upload the content since it only did it via firewire.
2. Keep it simple. People will let you down, the fewer people the less chances to fuck up- i had to abondon a full length production becaue of repeated preganancy scares, an ill mother and folks just forgetting to turn up AFTER i had paid for the location.
3. Tell any story you want so long as its in your means to produce; so long as you tell it from a fresh perspective. I've shot a vampire short thats in the vein (excuse the pun) of Shaun of the dead/Fearless Vampire killers, purely because there's a shit-ton of twilight knock offs online, in production and written of.
4. The 'lets do this' podcast recommended a good short a forumla of an elderly man, a dog and child. I've no idea why but its something to think about.
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