Grow Your Own The Movie Blog

Film-Directing

Five Things To Remember Before Entering Movie Making

a

One of the today’s most looked career is the film industry. It has tremendously created its name both in local and international. Through filmmaking, one has shown creativity and peculiar way of expressing emotions and situations — both real and imaginary. But how does it really feel to become one of the producers and filmmakers on your own? Well, I have been a filmmaker way back in my secondary years and have been loving it. I started as a writer, to handling a rule until becoming a director of my own movie. But how does it feel creating and be part of this industry? Well, here are ten reminders you should learn from a director before entering movie making :

#1 – TAKE A SERIOUS TIME FOR PLANNING

small-home-business-marketing-plan-700x320

Among all others, the most basic thing to be wisely done by the first timer is to take into serious consideration the planning. The script should be done in full detail including the props needed and the people included and all other necessary thing needed for the film. Even the different angles to be taken for every scene and the best music fit for it should e in detailed.

#2 – GET THE RIGHT PEOPLE

hr-touch

This may sound very simple but to tell you, this is the most difficult task that you will be encountering in your entire life as a movie maker. You have to be very lenient in choosing your crew and the people that will bring to life the characters of your film. Your failure to choose the right team for the film will tell your failure ahead. Know that you have to take this as a crucial part of your life as a filmmaker.

#3 – CREATE A CHECKLIST OF ALL THE GEARS NEEDED FOR THE FILM

filmmaking-kit-unpacked

Without gears, there will be no film. So it is very important to create a checklist of all necessary gears like cameras, tripods, lights, microphone and etc., so there will be a smooth run as you start the film.

#4 – PREPARE YOURSELF BOTH MENTAL, PHYSICAL AND EMOTIONAL

alfonso-cuaron

Film making is not as easy as what you think. It will both hassle your mental , physical and emotional stability. You should be aware of possible breakdown in various areas once the film is on its process. I have been into this situation and it is very normal in every film industry. At least for once, I have never failed to remind you this. Just keep yourself ready at all times

#5 – RECHECK THE ABOVE LIST AS ALWAYS AS YOU START CREATING YOUR FILM

recheck_3

In everything, you should take this slice of idea as your daily reminder. You should always be reminded that there are both technical and emotional flaws that are inevitable once the process has started. All you have to do is to recheck everything and be as calm as you can be before deciding and making actions in all necessary areas that needs immediate response. Take this not as someone who has experienced. Take this as a friendly reminder from someone who also went the same, failure , mistake and success. To you who aims to be one, just never quit. Quitters never win.

LET’S GO TECHNICAL : HOW TO BECOME AN AWESOME DIRECTOR

LET’S GO TECHNICAL : HOW TO BECOME AN AWESOME DIRECTOR

In my previous post , I have been very objective and less technical. I do start with the objective type for you to understand the essence of movie-making. Now, I believe, it’s time for us to go deeper and get technical with filmmaking. What are technical things you have to consider when doing a film? There are seven areas most of the movie expert take a look at —we have, directing, script, cinematography,editing, acting, production design, and sound. Now let’s go into deeper details in each area. I’m going to start with directing. In directing it only embrace one golden rule and that is :

ACT LIKE A GENERAL

Film-Directing

Yes , you read it right. The person with the most critical role in the film is not the one who do the acting , who writes the script, and who edit the film. It is the director. The director is responsible for the totality of the film. The result of the film could be directly blamed or appraise to the director. To keep out of blame, these are the detailed things a director must know :

Rule No. 1 – BE EMOTIONALLY ATTACHED TO YOUR FILM

As a director, it is important for you to get in touch with the emotional aspect of the film for you to keep the flow of the movie as written in the script through directing.

Rule No. 2 – PREPARE A STORYBOARD

It is important to develop a storyboard to guide you in directing the flow of the film. it will also help in developing ideas in what frame to be use and angles to be taken to further emphasize the emotion being stressed out in the specific scene.

Rule No. 3 – DEVELOP A FILM WITH THE BEST TEAM

Like what I have said in my earlier blog, it is the duty of the director to scrutinize every individual— from crews to the one who will take the characters in the film. Below, will help you in gathering the right people for your team

Rule No. 4 – HELP YOUR ACTORS REENACT EVERY CHARACTER THAT EACH WILL PORTRAY IN THE FILM

It is the role of the director to make clear the emotion and the character that each person in the film should reenact. The emotions of the film are best felt when the actor understands his character to play.
In the video below, it will give the director an idea on how to build the character of every actor in the film :

Rule No. 5 HAVE AN EYE OF AN EAGLE

Like an eagle , a director should see clear as an eagle every possible thing needed in the success of the film. He sees which is best and visualizes ahead all things necessary in the process of the filmmaking

How to Become a Successful Movie Maker

How to Become a Successful Movie Maker

It is always been a question for every aspiring filmmaker on how to create a very creative and one of a kind film that could catch the audience taste of satisfaction in a film. I was once like these aspiring individuals before who have been very ambitious to achieve such success in creating my own movie. As I continue learning and aiming for that success, I have an equal share of good and bad experience on achieving this but I never quit until I reach this far. Now, let me share with you a slice of learning I received as I walk on the journey of attaining this success:

EEL11OD

THINK WISE. ACT WISE

filmmaker-hero_cropped

In everything you do, you should use your brain wisely before you take a move. It is very important to think every step and every move that you are going to make before considering and reconsidering the idea. What would be its implication? What would this result to if this thing should be done? You should ask yourself and be intelligent enough to handle every situation in the film.

LEARN TO LOVE RELEARNING

When I say learn to love relearning, I say you have to consider restudying things . It doesn’t mean that you already have what it takes , like technical skills in film making, to become a filmmaker, you will then disregard relearning these things. Those who accept the fact that they still need continuous learning are those who are merely to succeed in life. So with the movie industry.

LEARN TO USE YOUR RESOURCES EFFICIENTLY AND EFFECTIVELY

One of the things most successful movie makers always consider is to use in its highest ability all the resources they have in able to be productive. Especially for all beginners, you still have a lot of things to acquire and a lot of money to use ; however be not discouraged as long as you have enough to start with like camera and a laptop. You just have to use your resources wisely to produce a thumbs up movie. Its about thinking behind the box and creating fabulous ideas out of something. I believe that if you are entrusted with few things, you can also be trusted with greater ones. Use what you have right now and soon, if big opportunities break your door, you will be able to handle them effectively.

LOVE WHAT YOU ARE DOING

The driving force of every works is the passion and love we have in doing this things. Loving filmmaking will lighten the natural load that you will carry.

IN ORDER TO BE SUCCESSFUL, YOU MUST CREATE MOVIES

Even how good we are or how talented we might be, the bottom line is that you will never be labeled as successful movie maker if you never did try. You have to create your movie in your own artistic way. You have to do it not just once but as many times as you can until you reach the point of being labeled as a successful movie maker in today’s generation. You my start with short clips and develop and create your own style in the movie. I’m looking forward for your greater success and I welcome you to the world of movie making.