2nd August 2017
- Not using the PoC to showcase your talent to the fullest is a common mistake that many amateur directors make. The other extreme is when too much work is crammed into a few minutes, making the PoC look excessive and thus taking away from the beauty and talent of all the people working in front of and behind the camera.
- Investing too much money in buying equipment to shoot and ignoring editing is a major faux pas. Good shooting equipment is definitely required, but you also need to plan your time and money such that adequate resources are available at the editing stage as well.
- Neglecting the audio in your PoC is never a good idea. Be it background music, dialogues or other kinds of audio, it is important to ensure that the audio syncs and works well with the visuals after video editing is complete.
- Getting the format of the file wrong and being unable to showcase your PoC to your investors is possibly the biggest mistake you can commit as a film maker. It is always a good idea to check the kind of equipment available at the screening beforehand to ensure you have the format of your PoC film file correct and there are no technical glitches when playing the film.