I’ve been asked to help a lot of first time filmmakers with post-production on their films. Sometimes I can tell they did their research before shooting, but other times, I want to pull my hair out trying to correct mistakes that could easily have been avoided.
I applaud anyone who can actually complete a film because that’s a struggle even the professionals face. However, the biggest downfall with a lot of rookie filmmakers is being unaware of some of the rules. Some mistakes you just can’t fix, so you’re better off knowing them before you spend all of your money and time on something that you aren’t proud of.
These are 5 rookie mistakes I have come across while editing. Learn now so you don’t pay later.