World Class Free Film School

This here is the second installment of free film school. In this lesson, we’re going to deal with what is probably the single most important thing to making you a successful filmmaker; actually getting off of your duff, picking up a camera and just doing it!

Matter of fact, if you already have a camera of some sort, why don’t you take a little break and go out and shoot something. Go ahead! I’ll still be here when you get back. Then we can talk story some more, but right now, go shoot!

Okay, you’re back. Wasn’t that fun? That’s the best reason for doing anything, you know? Having Fun. Matter of fact, that is the secret formula; Fun equals Success!….but, there I go jumping ahead again.

You know there are so many worn out old quotes about motivation, but some of them are actually true. Woody Allen said: “80% of success is just showing up”. There are so many wannabe filmmakers who think about it, talk about it, read about it, dream about it, write about it… but they never actually do it! They never show up for that first shoot.

The longest journey begins with a single step, and the most successful filmmaker must begin with shooting his first film or video. Today with high-definition cameras even in smart-phones, there’s really no reason why anyone who wants to do it, can’t make a movie. It all boils down to; do you really, really, really want be a filmmaker? Yes, you do? OK, Why? What is your motivation? I’ll give you a hint for the best reason there is; starts with an “F”… and ends with an “N”… the only thing missing is U! Corny, huh? I know. Well, this film school is free, but you will have to pay the price of having to put up with my lame sense of humor and godawful puns. Still cheap

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