Question by Miss Kennedy: Do you have to be a screenwriter to be a film director?
Hey, I want to be (must be!) a film director REALLY BADLY … however, at the moment, I feel as though all my story ideas are boring or have been done before. I think I have the potential to be a great screenwriter … but definately not right now.
So, my question is do i HAVE to be a screenwriter to be a film director? Is it better if I was? Or could I possibly get scripts from other people? And who would these other people be?
Answer by Jimmy Kane
Most directors don’t use their own script — usually just pretentious, artsy ones. If you’re unsure about how good your ideas are, learn a lot about camera angles, lighting, mood & emotion, contrast, etc. These are mostly technical things and you can present them really well if you try.
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