February 04, 2010

Can filmmaking be learned in 10 minutes?

There’s a famous speech of Robert Rodriguez (that guy who claims to have done a feature film costing almost nothing). He says that "the first step to being a filmmaker is stop saying you want to be a filmmaker: you are a filmmaker since the day you had closed your eyes and pictured yourself making movies". So just make yourself a business card.

According to him, all the basic thecnical knowledge you'll need to actually make a film can be learned in ten minutes. You don’t need to spend thousands of dollars on film school. Watch it below.

Do you think he's got a point? I seriously doubt it. Since I'm also a journalist (besides scriptwriter and director) I tend to work with facts when it comes to reality.

So in this blog I invite you to join me and find out if that's true or not.

1 comment:

Franco Macabro said...

I read his book "Rebel Without a Clue" and I kind of agree, you can learn a lot simply by doing...10 minutes might be a bit short, but the basics of filmmaking can be learned quickly and by doing. But you know, film school will certainly help, for sure! Im on my way!

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