December 6, 2016 at 2:53PM
I want to go into the Industry to make movies, should I do it?
Hey, I'm at the ripe age of 17 and as society prepares to throw me out into the real world I have been hit with the personal dilemma of wanting to be a filmmaker. I love movies, always have and always will. Even as a child I would make /very/ shitty films on camcorders. Down in my heart I know this is immensely what I want to do for a living, but is it possible? All of my peers are discussing their futures and nobody I know is interested in a creative outlet like me. I feel so isolated and I almost think it is risky to consider this career path. Another hardcore issue is I am nothing special, I have no edge that can set me apart from any other persons if they decided to just make a movie. I think of all the directors I look up to, that I aspire to create like, but none of them lived with mediocrity. Every director that I am inspired by never settled for crap, and I want to be like that too! How though, I am not creative, intelligent, or intuitive. Perhaps my problem is that I want to achieve greatness in the field of that which I love the most, but I don't think I can. I don't really like the idea of film schools, but I couldn't afford them regardless. On top of that, I would absolutely loathe just doing shitty work on like Television type stuff all day. It just seems like such a self destructive career for me to even attempt and I am really stressed out about it. Is there such a thing as film maker apprenticeships, could I ever find a Director to work under the wing of, to teach me their craft?