Tag Archive: short film


TOM pg 104

Okay, I’d like to point out van-truck collisions don’t need to break the budget. Yes, we would need a ‘wrecked’ van… (perhaps one could be found at a scrap yard?) But actual collisions can be implied.
See my short film ‘Die Hel’ (link here), at about 1 min 30sec, for a great example of a super-cheap car-person collision. 

Had another actor’s workshop last week, where I enjoyed the privilege of filming professional actors act out scenes, some from my script. Here are some thoughts:

My script writing is too ‘explicit’. Actors carry so much meaning in their performance, very often they don’t need to speak what they’re thinking, a look will do. My script needs more work!

It was great seeing actors using the space in a room. It’s literally pops the script into 3D.

I’ve been reminded of something I realised when I made my short film a couple of years ago. It’s this – good actors are able to repeat the performance, the timings, and the motion again and again without missing a mark. This is something vital when you are doing a one camera shoot and need to film close ups, wides and mediums…