Bad quality sound effects often makes even a good short film bad to watch. Either beg, borrow or steal a boom mike, or a wireless mike, and your film will be appreciated more by the target audience.
Fix it now, rather than in post-production:
Most of the fixes on errors done at the post-production stage don’t appear very good and consume a lot of time. If there has been an error in recording, shooting, framing, etc. a scene, makes sure you rectify the mistake as soon as possible if possible.
Never zoom in a shot:
Zooming is a not a good idea for a short film, unless done by a professional photographer. Using the glider of the camera, a dolly or a cut would be a better option to concentrate on a particular object rather than zooming.
Know the clich?of movies:
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