Also known as Eazy World Peace, I'm an aspiring director from Washington D.C. currently living in Dubai.
Good article. And to anyone who doesnt have access to a handful of skilled professionals for favors, or the money for the equipment; it's really all about the principle, don't think that you can't create anything because you dont have "enough"
Yes! That seem's to be in the right ball park, I think it's a matter of doing that then tweaking it until I get the desired effect. Thanks!
Lol your cynicism is preventing you from actually looking at the real matter here and the focus of the documentary. It's sad that you're so driven by your emotions that you cant set your personal beliefs about an actor aside and look at the matter objectively, because you should. Climate change, science, and are not a matter of opinion.
Funny enough, if you actually watched the film instead of writing uninsipred "anti-" comments, you would know that Leo makes it very clear of his past ignorance and how much he knows he consumes more than the average American, who already consume loads more than global averages. He admits it with humility, knowing that he is worse than the masses.
Watch the film man, and cut the lazy, uninspired cynical BS.
Trying to respond to Jeffery Norman up there but it looks like my comment is responding to Tiago Carvalhas
Hm so the only real issue with varying framerates is the audio not matching up? I was hoping to have moments where the music cuts and you hear dialogue & sound from the original content and then return to the music, but come to think of it, my projects with dialogue and sfx are all in 24fps so I think I'll be alright. Thanks!
Short answer: Make films.
Long answer: Start making films, even if you are lacking things you think are necessary for you to make them. As long as you have a camera (if you don't, smartphone cameras these days can do a lot), you can create a film. Let's say for example you're lacking audio equipment and you feel restricted by this, then make it an experimental music-driven film, you see what I mean? By doing this you will learn to be resourceful and in the long term you will cultivate your skill and master (using this word loosely) your craft and develop your style, which you will then leverage for yourself in the industry.
Alright so you've made some films, at least enough that you can showcase something proudly, it's time to hustle and get some work. I recommend you create a presence online through social media (no excuse not to), and develop a website. Hopefully at this point you'll have a showreel & business cards. This is when you got to get out there and grab business. Call as many local businesses as you can every day and pitch your services to them. Offer them whatever you are good at (I'm assuming writing and directing) and try to get them to bite. Of course this is much easier said than done. It's going to take a lot of hard work and persistence. This is also not glamorous work, you might not enjoy it most times because in the short term it doesn't seem like it's what you want to do, but you have to work, work, work to ultimately get to where you want to be. This is the path of the freelancer.
Of course there are also employment possibilities, and those depend on where you live, (what's available in Wichita, Kansas is totally different from what's in Los Angeles) but I'm going to be honest and tell you I don't know much about those paths, I'm sure there are other members who can give good insight on that.
Personally, I've gone down the freelancing route and followed the path I explained previously. I'm now slowly reaping the benefits of my past work, which has put me in better positions to choose projects (a luxury you dont get when you start!), negotiate better rates for my services, be more hands-off in the physical work of shooting and actually focus on directing rather than doing everything myself (being able to hire assistants & being called only to direct, not handle the project a-z), and focus on personal work above all else.
These progressions in my career have happened slowly, sparsely, and on micro levels, but it's important to always keep creating in order to bolster your portfolio and reputation.
Hopefully this is useful to you, I wish you the best of luck in your career.