I am a film-maker. The more dramatic the better.
I with him on this one. I also want to know how some of these films can even be called a mico-budget. 10k-100,000 dollars is not micro in my world
The biggest mistake I made when I first started was getting too fancy in the cuts and transitions. Yes, there is a place for "fancy" but simple is best. I'm not talking about page flips, I am talking about over analyzing each cut and its existential reason for existing. Yes, you can get too much of a good thing.
Sorry, I am not liking this setup.
A film school is tough for someone like me. Bills, family and age have a lot to do with it. I was invited to apply to AFI last year but found that there was no way that I could afford it. Many grants and scholarships are just not aimed at someone like myself. I have been stuck making commercial work (I think we all are at some point) and want to strike out but find myself once again constrained.
I will keep working on succeeding! Currently I have been accepted to 8 film festivals, so things are looking up. It is not a controversial work but they like it, so there is that.
Thanks for talking with us semi-anonymous internet dwellers!
I have been struggling with some of the content I have a need to create. Many projects cannot get off the ground because of geography (I live in NW Arkansas which is a full blown bible belt) and the unwillingness of even the most liberal actor to help make them a reality due to the subject matter. My work would, of course, not deal with the slaughter of an animal and more with social issues such as abuse and other difficult topics.
The acceptance of this piece in the world of the film festivals makes me more hopeful but I will have to change where I live or bring in actors to get it done. I am glad that you were not excoriated by the film community for making it. It gives me hope.
Most would find this creepy, indeed. I, however, find it very inspirational.