In my previous post , I have been very objective and less technical. I do start with the objective type for you to understand the essence of movie-making. Now, I believe, it’s time for us to go deeper and get technical with filmmaking. What are technical things you have to consider when doing a film? There are seven areas most of the movie expert take a look at —we have, directing, script, cinematography,editing, acting, production design, and sound. Now let’s go into deeper details in each area. I’m going to start with directing. In directing it only embrace one golden rule and that is :
ACT LIKE A GENERAL
Yes , you read it right. The person with the most critical role in the film is not the one who do the acting , who writes the script, and who edit the film. It is the director. The director is responsible for the totality of the film. The result of the film could be directly blamed or appraise to the director. To keep out of blame, these are the detailed things a director must know :
Rule No. 1 – BE EMOTIONALLY ATTACHED TO YOUR FILM
As a director, it is important for you to get in touch with the emotional aspect of the film for you to keep the flow of the movie as written in the script through directing.
Rule No. 2 – PREPARE A STORYBOARD
It is important to develop a storyboard to guide you in directing the flow of the film. it will also help in developing ideas in what frame to be use and angles to be taken to further emphasize the emotion being stressed out in the specific scene.
Rule No. 3 – DEVELOP A FILM WITH THE BEST TEAM
Like what I have said in my earlier blog, it is the duty of the director to scrutinize every individual— from crews to the one who will take the characters in the film. Below, will help you in gathering the right people for your team
Rule No. 4 – HELP YOUR ACTORS REENACT EVERY CHARACTER THAT EACH WILL PORTRAY IN THE FILM
It is the role of the director to make clear the emotion and the character that each person in the film should reenact. The emotions of the film are best felt when the actor understands his character to play.
In the video below, it will give the director an idea on how to build the character of every actor in the film :
Rule No. 5 HAVE AN EYE OF AN EAGLE
Like an eagle , a director should see clear as an eagle every possible thing needed in the success of the film. He sees which is best and visualizes ahead all things necessary in the process of the filmmaking