How to do Your Own Home Story – A Short Film - Raindance

If you are reading this blog, then it definitely means that you want to create something exciting. However, using a camera and taking pictures and making videos can be a little difficult because there is a lot that goes into making a home story or a short film.

Apart from selecting the right angles and using the right kind of lens, you also need to make sure that you edit your pictures of the home story and short film to give a complete finished look. For this purpose, you need to use multi tools. It means that you’ll need to use different kinds of tools and software to make sure that your piece is edited to perfection and your home story or short film looks amazing.

In this blog, I’ve narrowed down a complete guide that’ll help you to create your own home story or a short film.

So, without any further ado, let’s dig in and find out what you need to know about writing your own home story or a short film.

Here you go:

Conceptualise the Whole Project

The first and the most important thing that you need to do is to make sure that you conceptualise the whole project. It means that you need to make a complete plan of everything that you are going to do and create deadlines for each task. It’ll help you to finish your project on time.


Even if you have a complete storyline in your head and you know where you are going to shoot your project, you still need to make a complete draft of the project so that you know what is going on. So, if you are planning to do your own home story by making a short film, you need to get a paper and a pen and start writing everything that you have in your head about the project. Trust me when I say that you are going to thank me for this later.

Write a Unique and Compelling Story


If you already have a story for your short film to work on, then that’s great. However, if you don’t have a story and you are planning to write it on your own, then you must learn how to write a short story. You must know about all the dos and don’ts of writing a short story because the whole future of your short film depends on the quality of your story.

So, the first thing that you need to keep in mind is that a short story doesn’t mean an incomplete story. A story can be short and contain every single detail about the characters at the same time. So, make sure that you have gone through the rules of writing a short story before you pen down the idea of the story that you may have in your mind.

Know-How Many Resources You’ll Need

It perhaps the most important thing that you need to work on. Contrary to popular belief, many people think that you don’t need many resources to make a short film. If you are one of those people, then you are wrong on so many levels. Making a short film doesn’t mean that you are going to do everything on your own.

If you are shooting a video, then you’ll need to hire a whole shooting crew. However, if you are making an animation, even then, you’ll need different experts to help you complete your short film. So, you need to make sure that you figure out how many resources you are going to need throughout the project.

Learn How to Shoot a Great Video

If you are making a short film and you are wondering how you can shoot your video to perfection, then you need to follow these tips. It is important that you understand that shooting a short film is a little different than making a video. You need to give the message in a very short window of time. And therefore, you need to make sure that you are shooting all the angles the right way and don’t miss anything important on the set of your short film.

Know what kind of Editing do You Need

Once you are done with shooting the video and everything on the set of your shoot is wrapped up, it’s time to give the final touches to your short film. It means that now you need to edit your video to make sure that it delivers the message that you want your audience to receive.

You may need to give lighting effects to your video, and you may also need to work on the aesthetics of the video to make sure that it matches the concept that you had in mind. Remember, editing is a very important step, and you can’t afford to mess things up during editing.



Sara Williams oversees at Globex Outreach. She uses her five years of experience to write content that always meets clients' expectations and goals.