What are some necessary things you need to pursue filmmaking/writing?
I am interested in the career, however I don't know what a director needs to make a film great. I am dedicated and a perfectionist, and like to make things the best quality before releasing them to the public. Are there other things you need, or should I hone the skills I have now for the future? #director #writer #film-making #films
The best way to learn is to get active, get involved. Shadow a director, it could be a professional or instructor at a school, just ask. Another way would be to find an internship that matches your interests or a volunteer opportunity. Getting involved in a school's media production, film school, or theater could be some ideas to explore as well!
The other thing, get thick skin. It is a tough industry built on relationships you can form. There will be rejection, there will be failure, there will be times you want to stop. But keep going and keep putting it out there. And reach out to people to learn. There are dozens or projects happening all the time, there are posts for PAs and lower roles. Sign on, do the grunt work and learn how a set works. The biggest thing is connections, make as many as you can and foster them.