I've been writing for this site for several years, and in that time, I've penned close to 700 articles. Some of them have been good. Others have been questionable. But the thing that ties them together is that I've largely written them for myself. They're born out of my curiosity about a particular topic, or they're a result of me sharing content that I like.
But here's the thing, this site isn't about me. Nor is it about any other writer. It's about you, the hundreds of thousands of filmmakers who come to this site to learn, to grow, to be inspired.
And that brings us back to the point of this article, which is to find out what you struggle with most when it comes to filmmaking. By having an understanding of your frustrations and roadblocks, we can begin tailoring our content to help you move forward.
So with that out of the way, here are a few questions for everybody.
- What's your biggest psychological barrier when it comes to filmmaking? This could be something like, "I'm not sure I'm skilled enough to make films that live up to my high standards," or "I'm scared that I'll waste people's time and money on a bad film."
- What's your biggest technical challenge in filmmaking? Do you struggle with making your lighting or camera moves look good? Are you daunted by the complexity of some digital post-production workflows?
- What's your biggest logistical challenge? Do you have trouble finding talented cast and crew in an area that isn't a filmmaking hotspot (LA, NYC, Atlanta)? Is it finding and securing the locations that you actually want?
- What's one piece of content that you would like to see on No Film School in the future?
It'd be incredibly helpful if you could take a few minutes to answer those questions down in the comments. We'll be reading all of them, and working hard to steer our content in a direction that helps you get the most out of this site.