October 6, 2014

FILMMAKER PASS: Four Different Directors Share Their Advice & Lessons Learned

Fernando Frias on No Film School's FILMMAKER PASS
Has it been a month already? It's time for the last installment of this batch of our FILMMAKER PASS series. This time we talk to the directors about their favorite tools, important advice for filmmakers and their biggest lessons learned.

Adviced-out yet? There's so much to learn about filmmaking and tons of advice swirling around us sometimes it's hard to remember to stop learning and start thinking for ourselves. But before you do that, watch this series because there's some legitimately honest and deep advice in these videos.

What is your favorite tool on set and why is it critical to your filmmaking?

Directors offer their advice for other filmmakers.

What important lessons are directors taking into their next projects?

This concludes the first batch of interviews for this series. Please keep the feedback coming! We're targeting some more festivals to visit, so look out for more videos like this in the future!     

A big thanks to the filmmakers involved:

Fernando Frias
T.J. Misny
Leah Meyerhoff
Jack Lewars

music by Coma Cinema
interviews by Micah Van Hove

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This is great as always. Thanks guys!

October 6, 2014 at 8:32PM

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Gvickie Xiong
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Love this mini series! Just wondering, can you change characters once in a while? It's always interesting to listen to different point of views.

October 7, 2014 at 1:58AM, Edited October 7, 1:58AM

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Tommy Plesky
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I think he interviewed only those 4, all in one sitting and then edited them into subjects.
But yeah, new characters at some point down the line would be cool :)

October 7, 2014 at 5:46AM

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Jonas Thorbjoern
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These are great, Micah! Always interesting subjects and always looking forward to watching them :)

An idea for future videos: A concept could be to interview them during pre-production or post-production. Many times interviews (even the ones DP30 does) are done around the time of festivals. Could be pretty cool to get even more in-depth by interviewing them outside of that period :)

October 7, 2014 at 5:44AM, Edited October 7, 5:44AM

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Jonas Thorbjoern
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i like the leah said " its easier to carve out a creative space when youre doing something totally different for money" i totally agree with that.

October 7, 2014 at 2:24PM

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Larry
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This is probably the best thing on nofilmschool. Maybe I'm just a little tired of gear. But the more real filmmakers can tell their stories, and struggles-- including details (it would be cool to hear about the life cycle of individual projects, why they used which distribution model, etc). Anyway, more the better.

October 8, 2014 at 3:25AM

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Paul B
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I love her!
Please try to showcase more female filmmakers.
It's everyone's responsibility until it's 50/50 & it's also more encouraging for women interested in film or in the film world.

thanks!

October 9, 2014 at 8:39PM

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Karen Martinez
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