02 February 2010

my advice for aspiring filmmakers

I'm not sure I'm qualified to answer this question, but it was asked.

If you can find something else you enjoy doing that’s stable, do it. Being a filmmaker just isn’t worth it unless it’s something you have to do. Beyond that, if you want to become a filmmaker, just grab the cheapest camera you can find and make some shorts. Edit them on iMovie. Don’t spend any money. You’re just throwing it away until you’ve made 5 or 6 films. Most important: at first, shoot your own footage and edit your own footage. It’ll make you a better director.
I talk about more stuff in this full interview over at Only Good Movies