So you’re a budding filmmaker, huh? You think you already know everything that there is to know about making films? How about the PROPER way of making films? Not quite sure? Then you might just want to listen to what William Akers (Your Screenplay Sucks!) and Kelley Baker (author of the book The Angry Filmmaker Survival Guide) have to say first on a series of podcasts they call The Seven Deadly Sins of Filmmaking!
The show mainly focuses on the dos-and-don’ts of filmmaking and runs for roughly 10 minutes wherein they tackle one particular ‘sin’ in each episode. And in their latest episode (Number 16 – Don’t Plan Elaborate Moving Shots), they discuss how some amateur filmmakers have the tendency to mimic elaborate moving shots which only come up short at the end of the process simply because they fail to consider the complexities and the amount of work, planning and resources involved in accomplishing those shots.
The show may be called ‘The Seven Deadly Sins…” but as you can see from the number of episodes they already put up, there are more than just seven. So if you think you already know them all, think again. You can check out their list of podcast episodes here.