Quincy G. Ledbetter
Quincy G. Ledbetter is a writer, director, musician, photographer, and [sometimes] actor living in Brooklyn, New York.
Having never attended film school, Quincy learned the ins and outs of making films by reading books, producing shorts, and shooting music videos for indie bands.
In September of 2013 Quincy founded The Bang Bang Theory, a production company that specializes in film, video, and music.
Film looks better and definitely is more immersive, but I don't think anyone who chooses to shoot digital should be regarded as less than because of their workflow preference.
While digital offers it's own unique look, I do agree that film does (and likely will always) look better.
What I DO resent, however, is this implication that shooting video is less artful. I'm not sure if Bellamy meant to suggest that, but it certainly seems that way.
Great, idea. Thanks so much, Stel!
I've been using this update for roughly a week and can't stress enough how helpful it is. It's especially useful for people in cities.
I also like how it syncs automatically with Dropbox, so I don't have to worry about updating the source file when I switch to the desktop app to continue working.
Get it. You'll gain hours of writing time (again, especially if you live in a city and only have access to your phone most of the day).
If I were in your shoes, I would start with finding help. You cannot do this alone, so get on the hunt for a crew and help with production. There is a lot of stuff you can learn to do on your own, but if you can find people to do stuff with you, then all the better.
Someone above mentioned making micro shorts or short films first and I agree. Do something small and easy to get your feet wet and THAT can be your film school. You will be surprised how much you can learn by just picking up a camera. Sure, you can start by doing your feature, but if you do a bunch of micro shorts, or a couple of short films first, you'll find that you'll be better equipped to take on your feature.
I promise you that.
But, yeah....get help...shot a short film or two...then you'll find that you'll just be ready to do your feature.
Also, everyone who has commented so far is right in their own way just consider everything everyone has said and see what works best for you. (Also, you're never too old to do anything, so age is no excuse to NOT go to film school if that's what you want to do!)
Best of luck and happy filming!