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I want to have a my career in filmmaking field. I'm 18 yo, uncertain about what to do in future. I want to start learning about dop, writing, editing and direction. Whats the best way for me to start?

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I just turned 18 and I'm so so passionate about films. I don't have unrealistic expectations of being a star director or so. I just want to be a part of filmmaking process. #film #college #art #career #careeradvice #filmmaking #editing #direction #cinematography #dop #screenplay #creativewriting

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Race’s Answer

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Hello, Sumana.

You can start looking for inspiration from your lifestyle, which is about recording what you are doing or some landscape near to you. By editing your first short video, you might got more idea for writing script and direction what you really want.

As you want to learn more about writing, you can read some more books as a reference, it will improve your writing skills and get some ideas to unlock your creativity. For learning about video editing, you can start from easy softwares, for example, like iMovie, FinalCut Pro, Adobe Premiere, Lightroom, Photoshop etc.

Glad to hear that you interested in filling making, if you wanting to extend your career in film, my suggestion is to find a film school to learn more about the professional skills or film-making knowledge.

During college, you could also find some internship programs related to video/film making, India got the famous 'Bollywood' films therefore you could be inspired by that, by exploring different type of videos or films from all the resources, then you could find your own style of making films.

This is my opinion, I hope this will help you to achieve your goal! Just do it and start practicing from now on! :)
So glad to receive such informative answer. Thanks a ton! ❤️ sumana V. Translate
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Owen’s Answer

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I am interested in filmmaking as well. I think you need to focus on one perspective first. Too many things will mess you up. Filmmaking is all about story telling. Therefore, I suggest you to learn how to tell a story well first. Then, learn how to use other skills and perspective to help you tell the story. Practice is always matter. Do not worry about fail. Shoot some videos, tell the story, show to others, ask for feedbacks.
Thanks a lot! ❤️ sumana V. Translate
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Madhusudhan’s Answer

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Film-making field is great choice to start as career in the growing digital era in India and to do I guess you must go through the following steps-
1.Gain knowledge about the history of film-making in the world.
2.Select the job role suitable to your personality be it director,Editor,Writer, Creative designer,Camera person or whatever suits you the best.
3. Do work on some real time projects like shooting short video clips, short films, doing internships under well known production houses
4. And finally when you are find yourself skilled and creative then I Guess you can start your own film-making on a larger scale with good contacts
5.Bachelor's in Media Science course which allows you to learn about various aspects of filming i.e, Editing on various softwares , assignments on making a fictional and non fictional films and the brownie here is it's infrastructure and the platform to grow as an individual and you can either try for a school such as National Institute of Design (NID) or MICA
6.Learn some video editing software like Adobe Premier or Final Cut Pro.
7.Join some clubs or workshops, or even a short term course about filming. Then take part in various movie making contests.
8.Put your work on Youtube/Facebook and let it go viral.
9.Develop the skills for screenplay and singular vision directing and experiment with new and old techniques.

This will help you to build a network and provide you more opportunities to land a job in this industry.
Thank you! It's helpful :) sumana V. Translate
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Petrol’s Answer

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Hi Race,
I love your great wishing and hope you will have a good future. Try to focus on more different softwares updated. Because you won't know what will be used in the future.
Wish that will help you to achieve your goal!
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