First steps

I get asked a lot about how to get into filmmaking. Not everyone will see Steven Spielberg on the street and be cast in the next action thriller instantly because you have a good personality. It takes time and many introductions. Here’s a few things to get you started.

First, start educating yourself. Take some acting classes. Go to film screenings. Go to a community class on appreciating film noir. Look up online for  Get to know other people doing film in the community. This way, when you get to the second step, you will be a more valuable asset.

Second step, start volunteering for film sets. Plan to be fetching things at first. You’ll get the hang of it, and start to be trusted with more and more things. But, you’ll get some valuable experience. Alternatively, if you’re an actor, start by volunteering for student films, extras casting calls, and local theaters.

Third step: Continue doing this. If you’re good, you’ll be invited to more and more things. Always keep an ear out for shorts happening in the area. Subscribe to some groups. Work hard at whatever job you do.


More to be continued…


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