I asked for it so I guess I should kick off.
I am currently scripting a short (10 minutes or so). It will be the first substantial thing I direct.
I am going to cast friends/family(see end of post).
Anyone have any tips/stories to offer to get a better performance.
Or even horror stories and mistakes you've learnt by that we may be able to avoid?
I fully expect this to be the shoot where I realise all of my short comings (that's almost the point) but I'm very confident in my writing so would like to do the final script some justice
I am using friends/family and myself because they are free and whilst I have on or two places to find an actor willing to help out I don't want to squander that contact on my first test run.