Lighting is probably the most important aspect of a set. A director needs plenty of lighting. Natural lighting is crucial pending the scene requirements. Lights should be in over abundance on set. These allows a director to scale and tone a scene to better evoke the mood and also helps actors find their light.
This is more for a set designer tip. A director needs plenty of angles to choose from. Make sure the decorations are flexible. The set should be functional and easy to be arranged. This provides the director options to experiment with different levels and increase the drama a director can bring to a scene.
This is geared towards providing space for a director who moves with the camera or strategically plans a scene that progresses the layout of a room. Typically this is more important if the scene has a long duration. This gives the director a chance to show the set to the audience at his or her pace.
Nothing makes for a better set than one that is organized. Delegating duties from the minute to major details is crucial. A set that deters little to no interruption is deemed the ideal set. Silence noisemakers the scene does not utilize. Remove items that are not needed. Have somewhere to designate resources that are not being used.
It may go overlooked a lot, but the vibe on set can make or break a good shoot day. Do whatever you can to keep a good vibe on set and minimize any distractions or unnecessary conflict during a shoot. This can be as easy as telling cast and crew to keep the noise down during shooting, take calls outside of the set, or stopping any negative conversations that are not part of the script. The vibe on set should be focused and open for the creative energy that needs to flow for a good shoot.
These are a just few things you can keep in mind on your next shoot that will help you tremendously. If you’d like more information on how we can help you on your next film project, please contact us or give us a call at (404)421-2477.