The Most Common Filmmaking Mistakes and How to Avoid Them


Nobody is ever really in control of making a 'good' film. Studios spend millions on projects and sometimes fail to make them 'good.' They don't do this on purpose, they try their best but they fail. So what are the things that we can avoid? What are the things that make a film bad?


1. The purpose of a story How to define the heart of the story and how this applies to actors, writers and directors.

2. The beats of a story & the economics of storytelling The building blocks of a story and how to become conscious of the choices available to you in each stage.

3. Cliche How to avoid repeating tired forms, and becoming cheesy and naff.

4. Playing state This is all about acting, and directing actors into vital and alive performances and away from emotional meandering.

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