January 15, 2019 at 9:03AM

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Learning technical stuff

Hi all,

Wonder if someone could possibly help. I'm an aspiring writer/director (no film school) and wondered if anyone had advice on the best way to learn the required technical information. What is the limit a director needs to know; where does the line stop where a DOP will handle a certain amount of technical info. I currently try and read as much, and make shorts. But can anyone add to this? I'd really appreciate it - the whole thing is causing me to stress out on the best way to learn. Any book suggestions? Any personal anecdotes? Pieces of advice? Thank you

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I mean the tech stuff you just learn along the way. If you have specific questions I am sure you can just find them on youtube.

You should try to be on set as much as possible and if that's too much for ya, then watch the BTS footage of bigger shoots. You have to legitimately do it though. You can't just read about it and think you understand, you have to be on set.

January 15, 2019 at 4:59PM

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Alex Alva
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First of all I advise you this site, there are a lot of useful videos there: https://www.storymastery.com/story/screenplay-structure-five-key-turning...
I think that this site should be used first and foremost.

January 20, 2019 at 9:11AM

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January 20, 2019 at 9:30PM

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Not sure where you're based, but if you're in the Philadelphia area, Expressway Cinema Rentals periodically hosts workshops and bootcamps for aspiring filmmakers: https://blog.expresswaycine.com/category/events/

February 14, 2019 at 2:54PM

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