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5 things that would make you a better Filmmaker

Film direction is one of the most complex professions in the world, which needs you to have knowledge in multiple departments, like cinematography, screenwriting lighting, acting, marketing, and more. Regardless of whether you are an aspiring filmmaker or an existing one, there are some common pitfalls you need to avoid, and tips to keep in mind if you want to stay on top of your craft in this multi-faceted profession.

1. Watch and study diverse content

If you want to create work that will resonate with the audience, you need to develop a habit of studying existing films and stay up to date with the current news and trends in the film industry. By studying the existing films, you will be able to observe how and where the cinematic techniques like camera angles, lighting and editing were used by the directors before you. By scrutinizing the current trends, you will be able to extrapolate the future trends, based on historical facts.

2. Work in different departments

As a film director, you need to know the process of filmmaking inside out, which means you need to have an understanding of the different departments of filmmaking. To make a film that has an interesting story and characters, and is technically sound, a film director needs to have the essential knowledge about audio quality, lighting and proper camera shots. You will also be able to experiment with the camera and lighting, once you get a grasp of the basics. Experience in writing screenplays and editing will give you the ability to visualize the completed film, even during pre-production.

As a film director, you need to know the process of filmmaking inside out, which means you need to have an understanding of the different departments of filmmaking.

3. Curate Content

Loads of people curate content these days. Curation helps in extracting the best possible content out there and posting it online with some of your own thoughts and reactions. This will make you the trusted referrer of valuable information in your field. Also, start giving the benefit of your knowledge and expertise to your followers on social media. This is an effective marketing strategy, and as an added benefit, you will be viewed as an expert in your field.

4. Network

Networking is one of the most important skills that a filmmaker needs, both in the fields of learning their craft and marketing. As you network with thought leaders and colleagues in the film industry, whether online or face to face, you discover new, exciting ideas and perspectives. Also, you might discover new ways of looking at things. Face-to-face networking at events and film festivals is a time-tested way of expanding your circle of influence.

5. Question everything

The process of filmmaking is like solving a complex puzzle, and a filmmaker needs to stay curious and humble in order to solve that puzzle. Develop a habit of questioning everything. Allow yourself to be more open-minded in your thought process so that you can be able to approach age-old problems with new solutions. This will also help you to better understand different perspectives, drastically improve your critical thinking and psychology skills, and make you a better creator, and filmmaker.


And finally, when your project is ready, use our platform to connect with a wider audience and give your creativity a Golden Wing.

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