Film industry, fashion industry, glamour world, earning name, fame and celebrity status is something which everyone dreams of. Some of us want to shine in the sky like stars and some others have talent to be backstage and make the star shine with our knowledge, talent, skills and passion for work. And these backstage artists whose light a star reflect on the screen is a filmmaker. Though film making is a collective effort and no one person can get the credit of a successful film, but filmmaker is captain of the ship who rows it in every thick and thin.
Now the debate about the amount talent and passion of art film maker or corporate film maker is all together a different thing. Their approach towards their film may be different but there is no proof of difference in passion towards their work.
In the following content we will discuss some habits which are found in almost every commercially and classically successful film makers. And if you wish to join the group, think on developing some of these.
- Read, read and read! Reading is definitely a key to success in the film industry. Lay your hands on anything related to films, film production, script writing, stage setting, corporate video production, how to run a production house, how you can be a good director, film news and the list goes on and on and read it. Not only read it but analyze it, scrutinize it and understand what lies between the words. Reading good content about film production can not only give you deep knowledge and understanding of the industry but it will make you judge the trends. These trends can be very useful in planning your next film or video.
- Don’t just read but write too! By writing I do not mean you write one script per day or a twelve page article on film making on daily basis. By writing what I mean is flexing your brain muscles and jotting down important points, thoughts, ideas, quotes or anything that come across your eyes or brain. This regular writing and accumulation of ideas will eventually give birth to hundred other ideas in the brain.
- Curate content on internet only to make sense! We are living in an era of internet and social media. No one’s personal or professional life is hidden from the world. From time to time give your wise opinion, suggestions, view or review about other people’s work on internet. Don’t be mean or harsh; just develop an image of giving wise opinion on various subjects so that people view you as an expert.
- Networking is very important! We are living in a world where no one person can rise single handedly. You will definitely need ten others to support you in your ascent. Networking with other filmmakers, directors, producers, actors, crew members, fans, audience, critics and so on is very crucial when you wish to become a successful filmmaker. It will be lot easier to take video production services from them.