Decided to write, shoot, and edit a film in a day to see where I was on the path of film-making. I have a long, long way to go but learned a few big lessons with this one.
Properly expose your footage in the field or else.
The SL2’s dynamic range is quite limited so a circular polarizer in the snow is absolutely essential.
I need more B Roll to use for the edit.
I learned how to color grade but had such terrible footage it was impossible.
Even though I wrote a script I had a hard time with the story timeline and did not follow it super well. Visualizing the shots would help.
My thumbnail should be me, so I am going to try to draw the thumbnails and see where that gets me.