star. Focus on learning what a director does and has to deal with during a movie shoot. You don’t want to be all style and no substance. Craig Brewer, Charles Dutton, Damon Dash, Sid Kali, Hype Williams, John Singleton, Mike O’Dea, The Hughes Brothers all had to prove themselves by making good movies before anyone knew who they were or cared.
It takes more than deciding where the camera goes to be a director, especially when you’re directing an indie film where you won’t have the luxury of sitting in video village cut off from all the other production gyrations going on. I’ve wrangled cable, broke down equipment, dressed sets, and a dozen other jobs as ‘director’ on indie film shoots. It’s not at all glamorous, but it gets the job done.
General rules of thumb that will help you become a stronger movie director.
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