Post Production & Sock Puppets.
A former classmate of mine recently blasted all of her actor-buddies with a project she had just written/directed. Now, usually self-produced stuff (not always, but usually) has at least one lip-biting flaw that you'd never have the heart to voice to self-producing-actor-friend. Lack of money for post production, bad acting, cheap we-got-it-for-free-and-it-shows location... the gamut is pretty darn unrunnable.
However : watching this particular short, I feel like all the elements came together. A good example of something to shoot for, so I'm posting it here. Written and directed by Daryn Strauss. You go, girl.
-- Ashley Avis