Besides making sure your DSLR is up for the challenge of making movies, the art of making movies lies in how well you plan it. Preparation is the key. Poor planning leads to poor production, so consider the following before setting out to make your cinematic masterpiece.

  • Think of the DSLR as a movie camera and not a still photo camera.

  • Keep your gear bag packed at all times.

  • Charge all of your batteries and bring extras.

  • Have an extra digital media card.

  • Follow your script and shot list.