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Top Five Film-Making TipsThe following are pretty basic tips that I have picked up along the way. Some of these tips can be bent to fit your vision, but it is always a good idea to know and master the basics before you stray away from them. They are a top five, but in no particular order.Top Five Film-Making Tips by Cinestress
1.) Opening credits are a bad idea with a short film. This is because your audience may get bored if the opening sequence is just as long or longer than the film itself. If you must show credits for a short film, they should be at the end. Just the title is sufficient enough at the beginning, and sometimes one or two of the main actors.
2.) The tripod is your friend. Your stop-motion will appear much more smooth with a tripod and if it is live action, your audience will be less likely to want to stab the cameraman. Of course, for certain aesthetic purposes and ease, a tripod is not necessary, but more often than not, keeping the camera st