Finding an idea that works in a short film is one of the biggest challenges in independent filmmaking. Rushing to get behind the camera instead of taking things slowly to ensure the script is fully developed is a close second.
Jeff Vande Zande teaches fiction writing, screenwriting, and film production at Delta College in Michigan. More than 200 national and international film festivals have accepted his award-winning films. He is the recipient of more than 20 awards for cinematography, screenplay, and directing. From comedy to horror, his short films embrace several genres but never disappoint.
In our forthcoming Reflections Spring 2021 newsletter, we sit down with Jeff to talk about what it takes to make it as a short filmmaker. He offers up his best tips for the trade, and dishes on some of the challenges and joys he has experienced in his 12 years as an independent filmmaker.
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Shari L. Berg is the owner/operator of The Write Reflection, and a writing professional for 25 years.