Often times we think that we need better gear, a bigger crew of awesome locations. And although they could contribute to a better short film, it can also turn out negative.
Improving your short film starts at the very beginning; the story. The more complicated you make your story, the harder you make the production and the higher chance you get of a failure.
When you’re starting out, you don’t need to make something that stands out. Start with gaining experience. Make it yourself easy by limiting your shooting locations, production tasks and actors needed. When your story is good, your short film will turn out good regardless of the production scale. [More]