How to Create a Digital Short Film (Lost in Time)

A short film, like Lost in Time shown here, is a great way of telling your story in a small amount time and with a low budget.A short film, like Lost in Time shown here, is a great way of telling your story in a small amount time and with a low budget. Making a film involves teamwork. Build your team with people you know you can work with. Develop your ideas into a story and then write a story summary on one page. Divide your story into a list of scenes, develop your characters, and then write your script. The next step is to find the locations and props for your film. You'll be surprised at how many great locations you have near you. Choose the actors for your film by holding auditions for the main characters. You can ask the people auditioning to perform a monologue and a scene from the script during the audition. Then create a storyboard for your film. A storyboard is a series of images showing the shots that you want to use in your film, which helps your crew understand what to shoot. Take your script, storyboard, crew, actors, and camera equipment and head to your locations to film. After filming, import your footage and edit your clips together. You can enhance your film by adding color effects to your video clips and adding music and titles.