If you are keen to sharpen your directorial skills and consequently learn how to improve your video production, then take a look at our top 5 tips for self-improvement.
1. Learn From Life Experiences
Try and get some experiences in the various subject areas and topics that you want to tackle in your video production. That way you can better help your actors express the emotions relevant to your scenes, through improving your directing skills and ultimately enhanced your ability to tell a story.
2. Educate Yourself
There is a wealth of information available on producing video both in print and online. Furthermore get some contextual knowledge on the subject you wish to interrogate in your film. Doing your research will undoubtedly benefit your eventual production, as whether you’re shooting a comedy sitcom, a documentary or a period drama, your understanding of the subject is integral to a professional and polished production.
3. People Watch
Get your inspiration from what goes on around you in everyday scenarios. Take note of the actions that people take, the consequences of these actions and how people react in different circumstances. This can help you storyboard your ideas and influence the way you direct your actors on-set.
4. Read The Books That Inspired The Films
Explore how a book is translated visually into film. By looking at the differences between the two mediums you can see how scripts are created and analyse how sections of dialogue are transformed into on-screen interaction. This should give you some great ideas for your own video production.
5. Turn Off The Sound
Whilst the music, sounds and dialogue of a film are important, by muting the volume and just focusing on the visual aspects of the film you should recognise the value of body language. You can communicate a great deal of emotion through your face and body alone, and this is something you can direct your actors attention to when shooting.