How To Produce an Amazing Movie In 3 Simple Steps
1. Use whatever state-of-the-art camera that's now in vogue + beautiful lighting technique. Most movie audiences love awe-inspiring images, basically at any cost. It's superficial... but it works. Give them what they want. And you do that by using the new, hip, gorgeous, expensive camera.
2. Throw money at art department. Try to siphon as much of your budget toward on camera glamour: costumes, breath-taking locations, recognizable talent, elegant compositions, a sexy novel soundtrack, etc etc etc. Its this physical value photographed by the camera that creates real value for your movie. The more cool shit you put in front of your camera, the more amazing it is to the audience. People love to see cool cars, expensive clothes, dope locations, recognizable faces, novel action scenes, elaborate sets, etc.
3. Tell a popular story well. It doesn't have to be the greatest story ever. The expensive camera, pretty lighting, and expensive art department will be doing the bulk of the entertainment. The story is just there to keep people in their seats. To keep people from asking for a refund.