During your time making student films you will likely not have the best equipment, however there are ways to make the best of what you have. Be sure not to go above and beyond your means while making your student film because you will have plenty of opportunities to do that in the future with your film making career.
Another tip for making a great student film is to know your team. You need to make sure that you communicate what exactly it is that you want to portray to your audience, to your team. Make sure that you take the time to get to know everyone and tell them what it is that you expect from them so that you do not end up wasting valuable time to make a “so-so” film.
It is also important that you realize that this is just a student film and therefore it will not be as good as a professional film so don’t set yourself up for negative feelings about it. You should do your best and accept whatever the outcome is so that you can learn and grow for future films. My philosophy is, if you try your best then that is good enough.
All student films have deadline, after all, you are a student. Be sure to hand your work in on time. Don’t be such perfectionists that you end up missing your film making deadline. Do whatever it takes to finish your film even if you have to spend way too many hours doing so.