You don’t have to go to film school to become a great filmMaker.
While it does help A LOT , what is most important is a love for cinema and a desire to tell stories. Once you have those two, the rest will be much easier to pick up. It doesn’t matter if you have a degree in something unrelated. You aren’t the first and wont me the last. If cinema is in your blood, you don’t need a piece of paper to certify you to make great films.
Study cinema, increase your knowledge of cinematic narrative. Tell your story in a way only you can tell it using the language of cinema.
Shane Carruth spent 5 weeks shooting PRIMER with a crew of 5 made up of friends and family. Shooting at a 2:1 ratio cos film stock(16mm) was so little. He storyboarded every shot.
Post Post Production? That took 2 years. You don’t stick to a project not making you money that long if its not driven by love. The $7,000 budget Sundance winner is hailed as the most exact time travel film ever made. #BeFilmspired