If you’re like hundreds, thousands, perhaps even millions, of other students out there, this may be a shock for you. You can find a number of resources and blogs that offer advice on how to become a filmmaker, whether that’s on how to get started in the business, how to get the training and advice that will help make you successful, or whatever else you’re looking for. There are also more than a few movies dedicated to helping film students with their career plans, including the aforementioned The Act of Killing. If you’re interested in starting a career in the filmmaking business, there’s even a few books that cover this very topic.
If you are already a film student and are looking for more information, there are numerous ways to learn more from professionals in your field. For example, just by browsing The Big Picture, you’ll see that there are a number of resources for film students with a focus on filmmaking as a career, including various websites focused exclusively on film scholarship, interviews with directors, workshops, and workshops that offer career help. It’s also worth noting that the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) runs a course designed specifically for all students on making movies that teach students what film is and how it can be made.
In other words, there are countless resources available for film students and aspiring filmmakers who are interested in becoming filmmakers, so feel free to browse through the blog for the links that interests you. And just for fun, try out your own list of film school resources on Google and get your thoughts on other people’s lists!
What steps do I need to follow to succeed as a filmmaker?
In order to achieve great results, it’s important to be committed, smart, and honest all on your own, without help from others or outside help. This may sound like the old adage that, “follow your heart,” which we all know means different things to different people, but whatever it means, it applies here. First off, it’s time to put forth the effort to become a filmmaker.
There are a lot of ways to go about pursuing a career in film, and the ones above all seem to work for us. It’s also important to understand that the most important factor is not how much time you invest in filmmaking, but how much you’re willing to invest in yourself in the process. It will be a journey, and we’ll all make mistakes along the way, but once you make it to the other side, then you have a