October 24, 2017 at 10:16AM
Teaching oneself the craft
Hi, figured this would be the right place to ask about this with so manu autodidact film makers on the board.
I'm trying to teach myself the craft of screenwriting and directing. Which means I try to spend as much time as possible practicing and studying.
But I have to pay the rent with a non-film related day job. So when I get home I only have maybe 4-5 hours. I try to make time for 2,5 hours of study and 90 minutes of film watching.
My job is flexible so I can take days off whenever I want to, so some days I study and work 8-10 hours besides watching films.
I try to shoot one short film every month.
But I still feel I'm moving in snail pace. How did you guys do it? How do you prioritise between studying, practicing and watching films?