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How do you become a director?

I always dream of becoming director and I can share my crazy imagination to show the children and adults what I have. My mission is to go every studio that I got the idea of my next movie, but first I'm off the Universal Studio. #film-making #director #film #film-production #films #motion-pictures-and-film

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John’s Answer

Hi, Niah! So, you want to be a film director! You must LOVE movies, right? That's really important. Do you have some favorite movies? Do you know who directed them? That's a good place to start your own career as a director . . . by studying the work of those directors you admire. What is it about their work you really like? Then, the next best thing to do is to make your own movies. Do you have a camera? It doesn't have to be a fancy camera, just one that will allow you to edit your work. You'll have to write a screenplay to get started, or if there's a play you really like, you could turn that into a movie. Many successful directors have started by going to film school. Getting into film school is not easy . . . as you might imagine, there's a lot of competition. That should discourage you, however. If making films really motivates you, you'll be making movies no matter what the competition is. Film schools will want to see samples of your work, so getting started in high school or college is a good idea. Also, if you can get some experience in a film or TV studio, that will help you learn how the industry works and how people break into it. Also, reading the Hollywood Reporter and/or Variety is a good way to learn how the industry works and who the most important people are. In other words, all of the above advice boils down to one main idea: concentrate a lot of time and effort to learn as much as you can about the movie industry while also making your own movies. If you follow this advice you will soon learn all the rewards and challenges of becoming a movie director. If you read a book called Filmmaking for Dummies, you'll get a good start at learning what you need to do to become a director. I wish you the best and hope to see your name in lights someday.
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Mark’s Answer

Hi Niah,
Of course, all of us with "crazy imagination" would desire to work at Pixar or Touchstone Pictures. Ah yes, their fantastic animation. So you might want to take courses at the film schools of USC or UCLA. Then you could seek advice from the teachers about the pro work as an assistant director. Here, in the Bay Area, there is the Artella Theater. They develop artists, and produce short films. And if you can crowdfund $20,000, why not organize a crew to direct your short film? Then submit it to the film festivals. You could attract the attention of a producer looking for fresh and unique skills. Also, you could design a website link and icon for Twitter and Facebook. Then subscribe to Studio 32, LinkedIn, Deadline and Variety (yes, it's online) for film insights, and pay $19.95 monthly to IMDBPro for very important info about the film industry. Cindy Holland at Netflix could always be watching another MOW or TV show to buy for their library. Good luck, Mark
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Pankaj’s Answer

We can start with making short/home films before going to a film school. We can also work on other aspects of film production like screenwriting, acting, being an assistant. We can earn a degree to learn on casting, rehearsals, text analysis, camera application.

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