Check your equipment
You have to double check your equipment in order to be sure that there is no mistake while filming the animals. Even if you miss a single thing, you will not be able to make a perfect video and will regret that at the end of the day. The ideal thing would be to make a list of what you require and then tick all the things you have in order to confirm.
Write a script
Instead of filming without doing homework, you should write a script first. This will help you save plenty of time and you will not be confused at all. Even if you don’t need any dialogues for an animal movie, you should write down the entire plan. For example, you wish to capture three interesting facts about your pet. In order to do that, you should divide the movie in three parts and distribute equal amount of time to each part.
Choose the characters of the film
You should also choose the characters of the film. Even if they are animals, you should mention them in the script. Moreover, you might need to record a few comments of the owners of those animals, so mention them too.
Select genre of the movie
When making a film, you have to be sure of its genre. Otherwise the audience might not get attracted towards the movie. Even if there are multiple genres of your movies, mention them down in the description.
Once you have done all the things properly, you need to start filming. Take as many shots as possible, so that you can make a good movie. Switch off the camera once you are finished.