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Filmmaking requires developing and writing a story, getting a story on screen in the most effective way possible, and distributing the film online. Gain acclaim and capture an audience with a film with advice from a writer, director and editor in this free video on filmmaking.

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Alright folks, in this clip we're going to go through filmmaking 101. To be a filmmaker is to be a storyteller. Someone who's has got a creative idea and wants to express it in a visual medium. Often times you begin with the story. On the blank page. You sit down and you craft your story, you hone your story. You learn the different techniques of screenwriting. Learning how to format your story, how to present it in a way that translates into the film medium. Writing your script, completing it, pushing it into production. Once you're in the production phase, it's all about getting the story onto the screen in the most effective way possible. Whether it be something as simple as a music video, something that you do for you know a band or a solo artist, or whether it could you know be a short film. Something that's just a short, simple story that you know, you crafted on your own, that you produced for a small budget. And you put it out there yourself and distribute it online. Obviously as you progress up the wrung of success, you'll start to receive attention and acclaim and bigger projects will come your way with bigger budgets and the ultimate goal as a filmmaker is to reach the point when you're working for a major studio and you're producing work that not only is create and interesting and visually stimulating and captures an audience while they're watching-- but also affords you to the lifestyle to where you can you know support yourself and hopefully reach the level of success where one day you can retire off of all the money you made as a filmmaker and never have to work again. So, essentially being a filmmaker and the career path that you take is to become a successful storyteller. And, that's what being a filmmaker is.

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