Tips For Making Creative Films | Raindance Film School

Are you a budding filmmaker looking to expand your creative endeavours and tap into something great?

Perhaps you are a well seasoned professional who feels as though they have recently hit a rut and want desperately to get their creative juices flowing back how they once did.

No matter where you are in your film career, it is always a good idea to try and tap into your creativity so that your work can be the best that you can possibly make it. Outside of the box thinking and storytelling drives the film industry forward after all! Here are some great tips on how you can make super creative works of art.

Stay Healthy and Positive

It is so easy to get bogged down with all the details of a project. Or even simply with all of the details involved with daily life! Because of these stressors, it is truly important to your creative process to keep yourself healthy and maintain a positive attitude about outcomes.

Staying healthy can be as simple as making sure to eat more vegetables, drink a lot of water and take supplements with healthy bio x4 ingredients to ensure you are physically and mentally at the top of your game. It is easier for your creativity to manifest into a new project when you are adequately fuelled and staying ahead of any illness.

This goes hand in hand with having a positive attitude. Even if you are trying to stoke your creativity for a documentary about a true crime case, you should still have a positive attitude about the logistics involved with putting together and delivering the story! It will make a huge difference in your filmmaking to keep things positive and have a solution oriented thought process.

Experiment With Styles

If you are tired of sitting around trying to think your way into a more creative film project, then this tip is for you.

Get your camera, or borrow or purchase a camera, and get to filming! Experiment with different stylistic nuances in taking photographs or videos of random items or situations that strike you as interesting.

Try filming some different angles of the same concept and play around with editing. Something as simple as filming two of your friends having a conversation. Then play around with the scene utilising different styles of film making. This can be enjoyable for you. It will essentially strengthen your creative muscles and hone in on your creative impulses and desires. Creativity really is like a muscle; the more you train it, the stronger it will be.

Rewatch Your Favourite Films

Now this one may be simplistic, but it hardly ever fails to get film makers excited about something new creatively.

Gather all of your favourite films, tv shows and documentaries. Pop some popcorn and sit down for a marathon movie session. It is a plus to have your favourite notepad next to you to jot down stream of consciousness thoughts and feelings about different scenes, music scores, edits, concepts, characters and more. You may be surprised that you notice and appreciate something new in your tried and true favourites!

Watch Some Foreign Movies

If watching your favourite films from your culture is not doing the trick, try branching out and watching some classically appreciated movies from multiple different cultures. Don’t feel weak to watch with subtitles. If you want to just truly appreciate the film as an art piece, try watching a movie in a language you do not speak and see what nuances you notice without focusing so hard on the dialogue. This is a great way to stretch out that creative muscle.

Stoking your creative juices on a daily basis can actually be quite difficult. There is no right or wrong way to do it,.Utilise one, any or all of these tips and discover what routine and approach works best for you. Before you know it, you will be leaping and bounding into new territory with fantastic creative energy for whatever project you work on next!



Finnegan Pierson loves business and has a passion for technology and films. As a freelance writer, Finn hopes to influence others so they can have a positive business experience.