by MacDavid Pro
Question by Tony: Should I wait ’til I take more film classes?
I’ve been wanting to shoot a short movie for almost a couple years now, and may do it this summer, but I want it to look professional (I may submit it to a film festival). I wrote a script for it.
I’ve only taken a few classes:
Intro to Digital Video (Editing, iMovie and Final Cut Pro): B
Public Speaking: B
Digital Video Production (Editing, Final Cut Pro): B
Intro to Directing: B – the class seemed to really like my script
Should I wait ’til I take a few more classes (Scriptwriting, Editing, Production) or go for it? I’ve never directed outside the classroom before, and some of my cast from the Directing class wanted to participate in my movie.
I go to community college
Answer by razorgirlwild
You didn’t say if you are in community college, but the one I attend has classes where you make short films and that is your final. They also have equipment to check out too. I say go for it. You don’t need to take classes to make a film if you want. Sometimes the best way to learn is to actually do it. For an added bonus, look at renting or buying a Panasonic AG DVX100. It mimics film beautifully and is around $ 2500, which, all things considered, ain’t bad for pro-sumer. I’m probably going to buy one real soon. If you can’t afford that, anything will do. I’ve made some interesting montage pieces with my Canon Powershot’s video function. Also, stick to progressive scan or try shooting in PAL, then converting it to NTSC in Final Cut, it looks nicer.
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