When I first started making movies with a home camera and no editing software, my movies consisted of what I had around the house.
They also tended to be boring or only funny to me.
...much like a lot of YouTube content.
But over the years as I've worked on more and more important material, I've had to wrestle through pre-production and post-production a lot more. I've had to consider message, audience, quality, pacing and the like.
I've also had to start looking for props.
And that can be a killer. I'm shooting a two minute piece tomorrow with a single actress in a kitchen. She's going to cut an apple, pull a pie from the oven, and eat it. That's the gist of the piece.
So, I've got two lighting setups to do and I need to find the following (which I scribbled down while glancing through my script):
Apple Core Props
I think we tend to forget just how many little things we need to make a movie. One more reason why pre-production is so important.
Your Media Production Mentor