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
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
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
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
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
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.