April 13, 2015 at 6:02PM
Can I get and Tips and Tricks,
Hey everyone my name is Trae and I'm 22 years old from Atlanta. I literally just found this site last night and I love it already. I'm really excited about someday being apart of this industry and I'm hoping that this site and the community here will help me along the way. I just want to tell a little bit about myself and hopefully someone can relate.
I attended the Art Institute of Atlanta for animation before I switched to digital filmmaking. I made the decision because I quickly found that my drawing skills were no match for the kids that had been doing it for years. So I tried filming because for years my family has always had the biggest movie collections in the neighborhood. After directing my first silent film for my first project I swiftly fell in love and knew exactly what I wanted my career to be. Unfortunately as some of you may already know, the Art Institute was too expensive for me to remain enrolled and I had to drop out. Ever since then I've been working and hoping that some day I could resume my career.
Well now the time has come. I recently bought and received my first camera. It is a DSLR(Nikon 3100). It's not great but I think I did well for my first one, and besides I love this thing. Me and my best friend have dreams of movies, TV series and shows. But to be quite frank we are pretty lost (laughing). We have a camera , tripod, external hard drive and some other pieces but we don't have a laptop powerful enough to handle all the work. We have tried financing and taking out loans but neither one our credits are good enough to qualify. We have tried crowd funding but I understand that it is used more for when you are actually working on a project.
Basically what I'm asking here guys is how did you make it happen? I'm a open book and I'm willing to listen to any and everyone. I want to know your language, the way you carry yourself and every little detail. I am genuinely excited about this. Ever since I got my hands on my camera I can't take my mind off this. It's hard for me to focus at work, I haven't touched my Xbox in days, and even now I'm standing over a fresh batch of cookies I just made that are getting cold just to write this. I can't wait to hear from you all. Thanks