You might have written a great script, and invested a good amount of money to produce your short, still there are chances of you to end-up making a mediocre film! This is due to many unexpected issues at the time of production.
Reasons such as... equipment problem, low lighting, properties, problem with the public at the location and many more that you never expected at the time of planning. Which will spoil your shooting schedule completely. Inorder to successfully shoot any short film/a feature film, it is very important to be practically aware of certain things such as these..
Common Problems That Filmmakers Face While Shooting In The Location.
School Auditoriums : Large space, Poor audio, hardly you can take any action shot.
Temples/Churches : Low Lighting, can't control the crowd and echoing effect.
Parks/Nature Spots : Difficult for transport in changing weather and no power source.
Urban Locales : Lots of background noise, high traffic and public disturbance.
Beaches/Seashores : Wind noise, no power source, very hot sun.
Outdoor Locales : Poor audio, noisy crowd.
Therefore, it is very important to plan your production part with utmost care, in-order to do that, you should take care of the below things...
Things Not To Forget Before You Go For Location Scouting
Note book with pen to describe the place.
Still Camera to have a pic of proof about the establishment
Camcorder with ext-mic to record pilot audio and video track
Compass for checking wind direction, sun rise and sunset
Watch for time sensitive observations.
Mobile phone with google maps app Installed or internet to make your production a memorable one.
Please Do Make A Recheck Of Below Things
Don't forget to charge your camera batteries full.
Don't forget to do the shot division.
Don't forget to clean your SD cards.
Don't forget to clean your lens.
Having the above modern gadgets and planning, will surely make you take the right decisions and opt apt locations to shoot like a professional, rather than facing endless problems like an amateur opting problematic locale while shooting your short.
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