Once you've completed the concept and treatment phases of your planning (the bits where you work out all the details of the conventions, audience, purpose, plot, etc), then you have to work on your pre-production activities. These are the things that you do in order to be ready to actually produce your film!
Quality pre-production materials are guaranteed to make a big difference to the quality of your finished film.
This can be pretty simple. It just needs to demonstrate that you have been to the location and taken some test-footage to verify that the lighting will work. It may or may not include your actors.
kənˈvɛnʃ(ə)n | (noun)
A way in which something is usually done. In film production, this relates to the decisions made by the people involved in the production, such as the writer, director and editor.
Check out this YouTube playlist of inspirational student films.
These are the tools you have available in your editing software to transition from one shot to another. Remember, you're not making a slideshow; so avoid the Microsoft-Powerpoint-Style transitions.
The Kuleshov Effect