How to Become a Filmmaker

Submitted by: fundumper 8 years ago

As taught by Robert Rodriguez who gives a classroom full of students some tips on how to make movies.
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Male 474
Seriously he has good advice here, and yes this does apply to some other fields as well. Scoff at this advice if you want, but this is basically the blueprint for a lot of successful filmakers. Robert, Sam Raimi, and Kevin Smith are just a couple off the top of my head. And those guys are among my favorite film makers in the industry. The advice about your first film being about what you know, and using the resources around you is probably the best piece of advice ive ever heard.
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Male 199
How to become a...

you could just take that advise for a variety of different subjects, or at least, close related ones, like im studying graphic deisgn.. i should print my cards, and im creative and good with technology, here i come world!

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Male 111
He makes me want to become a film maker. Even though I want to be a writer. He`s a really good teacher.
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Female 4,447
Great advice from a great filmmaker without all the sugar coated crap, straight to the point. Robert Rodriguez is and always will be my kind of guy.
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Female 71
>Filmwriters are the ones really making the movie but they can`t bring them to life no matter how hard they try.

You got a good story, write it down and then find someone else who`s interested in living the adventure you created with a camera in his/her hands.


...and the guy ruins your conception in a couple of moves leaving you no chance to argue for he`s the boss :-)
My mother studied in the script writer faculty, she knows how it goes. You cannot be sure of your script`s safety even if you wrote it for a cartoon like she did.

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Male 199
i feel inspired!
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Male 1,140
i think he makes some very interesting points and he`s right. and since my friends say im a gifted horror movie maker then i am inspired to make a blair witch project type of movie with a camcorder easy to and should pull in some cash
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Male 452
well, today with video editing programs, like final cut, you can transfer it straight to hard-drive, full quality. that is the magic of the digital age, you can make a million copies, send them out, almost no money out of pocket.
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Male 554
These days, I think it more practical to produce your movie to DVD or even Blu-Ray rather than VHS.
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Male 261
great post fundumper
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Male 2,172
Filmmaker think they`re the one making the movie but in fact they`re the one giving it life.

Filmwriters are the ones really making the movie but they can`t bring them to life no matter how hard they try.

You got a good story, write it down and then find someone else who`s interested in living the adventure you created with a camera in his/her hands.

Good luck, you`re going to need it.

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Female 325
that was utterly delightful.
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Female 15,763
Every scene/emo/gay kid at my school is waaay too into film making. :[
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Male 97
Crap, I just got into film school. And to think I could`ve just watched this video...

He makes some good points about self-expression; I think I`ll keep those in my brain.

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Female 338
How about another black-guy-meets-white-guy comedy? We could sure use some more of those.
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Male 77
Man makes a lot of good points.
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Male 438
sooo..... how do i turn on this camera?
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Male 522
That`s all there is to it? Maybe I should be a filmmaker...

Nah. I`ll just keep reading IAB and do nothing with my life instead..

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Male 209
This guy should make Flash cards!
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Male 1,036
Very intelligent fellow with a great manner for teaching. Straight to the point. Knowledgable in his field

Pity I don`t wanna be a Film Maker (or maybe I should just get some cards printed!)

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Male 85
I wish more teachers would interact with their students like this guy (although most of them teach way less interesting subjects).
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Male 200
Link: How to Become a Filmmaker [Rate Link] - As taught by Robert Rodriguez who gives a classroom full of students some tips on how to make movies.
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