After making a few short films, you may find yourself getting bored. This is actually a good sign, because it shows you’re growing. When this happens, begin to come up with more complex short film ideas and then write a well crafted screenplay.
In the event you have not yet made a short movie, write one or two page scripts and then produce your story on a borrowed camcorder.
Edit the footage on a friend’s computer.
Upload the footage to video sites like YouTube. Test audience reaction. Is it good or bad? Learn from it. Then make another video… Then another… Then another.
Once you feel confident with short storytelling, move on to bigger and bigger projects.
Keep pushing yourself. Keep refining and learning!
6 short film ideas you could start developing today:
What do ghosts do when they’re not haunting people?
A mother and child fall from an airplane and survive.
The Earth is a penal colony for lost souls.
A dog tries to bury and defend the most desired bone on the block.
A very odd sort of love develops among the users of the first anti-social media.
A visual representation of synesthesia‘s delights and horrors.