We’ve all been there – trying to complete the very first productions with too little knowledge and insufficient gear, with the result being an uninteresting bore, flawed in too many aspects. If you had the taste, you knew there was something wrong with the picture, but perhaps you couldn’t give it a name. The filmmakeriq.com shared a video by D4Darius, who enumerates 15 common mistakes made by rookies, and really hits these accurately, giving plenty of plain examples.
If you’re just at the beginning of the filmmaking road, this video may prove extremely helpful, and if you’re way beyond that phase, you might consider it a fun-to-watch reminder of your past mistakes (and the progress you’ve made):
Some of the mistakes Darious mentions are typical of specific genres, others refer to general movie constituents such as lighting or audio – one way or another everyone should find something of interest in the above video, especially, that the author has a talent for clear and concise (and humorous too) presentation of his thoughts.