George Edelman has written a thoughtfully honest, yet surprisingly encouraging article. Go for it - break into filmmaking with your eyes wide open but with the greatest passion you can muster. Be intelligent, improve your skills, take advantage of filmmaking education resources, and start contributing to making stuff.
The section, Quotes About Filmmaking From The Greatest Directors of All Time, is very inspiring and motivational, as if they are inviting you to join them.
The section, Filmmaking Education Resources, is worth its weight in gold.
Kudos to Erik for conducting such an insightful, informative, and patient interview. Jenn Wexler has such a joie de vivre, which was highlighted in this interview. I learned a lot about how Jenn approaches filmmaking. "I have the personality of really wanting to fully understand something before I jump into it." Her undaunted vision, use of colors, openness to influences, the creative process, humor and passion are quite inspiring. Her patience was rewarded. I need a similar mantra for dealing with creative challenges, "I was on cloud nine the entire time, so even if there were production challenges, it didn't affect me." Success is enjoying what you do and creating what others will enjoy!