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Date: 05/25/08 08:02 PM

22 Responses to How to Become a Filmmaker

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    fundumper Male 30-39
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    May 25, 2008 at 5:51 pm
    Link: How to Become a Filmmaker - As taught by Robert Rodriguez who gives a classroom full of students some tips on how to make movies.
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    concept Male 18-29
    85 posts
    May 25, 2008 at 8:24 pm
    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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    richoricho Male 40-49
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    May 25, 2008 at 8:39 pm
    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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    Crapsniper Male 13-17
    209 posts
    May 25, 2008 at 8:50 pm
    This guy should make Flash cards!
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    xp Male 30-39
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    May 25, 2008 at 8:59 pm
    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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    quack_stud Male 13-17
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    May 25, 2008 at 9:26 pm
    sooo..... how do i turn on this camera?
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    wangomango Male 18-29
    77 posts
    May 25, 2008 at 9:38 pm
    Man makes a lot of good points.
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    cambriaseyes Female 18-29
    338 posts
    May 25, 2008 at 10:17 pm
    How about another black-guy-meets-white-guy comedy? We could sure use some more of those.
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    DuMbHour Male 18-29
    97 posts
    May 25, 2008 at 10:31 pm
    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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    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    May 25, 2008 at 11:15 pm
    Every scene/emo/gay kid at my school is waaay too into film making. :[
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    sicker Female 30-39
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    May 25, 2008 at 11:59 pm
    that was utterly delightful.
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    Groogle Male 30-39
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    May 26, 2008 at 12:19 am
    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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    fingerfish Male 30-39
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    May 26, 2008 at 12:20 am
    great post fundumper
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    thecite Male 13-17
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    May 26, 2008 at 4:35 am
    These days, I think it more practical to produce your movie to DVD or even Blu-Ray rather than VHS.
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    odeed Male 18-29
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    May 26, 2008 at 6:56 am
    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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    eggsnham Male 13-17
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    May 26, 2008 at 8:55 am
    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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    toqr Male 18-29
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    May 26, 2008 at 9:37 am
    i feel inspired!
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    Nataly Female 18-29
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    May 26, 2008 at 2:53 pm
    >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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    Ani187 Female 30-39
    4448 posts
    May 26, 2008 at 5:34 pm
    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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    Phantomfire Male 70 & Over
    111 posts
    May 26, 2008 at 6:42 pm
    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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    tomahawkjam Male 18-29
    199 posts
    May 27, 2008 at 3:01 am
    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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    itsallfake Male 30-39
    474 posts
    May 27, 2008 at 10:54 am
    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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