Jessica Lee, as much as I agree with a lot of what everyone has to say here, I feel like I must share that if you want to be the next Scorsese -- you should be writing. Most people I've come across that want to make movies one day try to focus more on what camera to buy or getting productions jobs. That's great and all, get a production job if you can. But start writing and dreaming up a story. Then worry about the technical side. Fall in love with writing something truly worthy of putting on screen. I love movies. Today's and yesterday's. And right now, in my opinion, I feel something special is missing from movies. It's heart. I wouldn't trouble myself with learning everything there is to know about every aspect of the movie making process in the beginning. Just find a story within yourself. If you can do that, the right path with surely reveal itself to you. You know, people say it's about who you know or you don't have chance without some connections, but I don't believe that and never will. Write.