How can I improve the quality of my video?

Resources are available from the Film Festival website with hints and tips to improve the look and quality of any movie.
Additionally, here are three main technical areas which can help drastically improve the quality of any entry:

  • Use a tripod where possible!
  • Make sure you have good lighting - as much light as possible is better. Make sure the light is behind the camera, not in front of it.
  • Get the best audio you can - use headphones to monitor sound if your camera has a headphone jack, get close to the sound source so that it can be heard clearly, and if possible, use an external microphone.