What Do You Need To Start Your First Film

Start Your First Film

Start Your First Film


If You want to start your first film what resources do you need? I am writing just random thoughts. Lets say next week you want to start your first film what will you need. Today you can start filming anytime you want. There are numerous opportunities for upcoming filmmakers and I wanted to discuss here and thats why I ask ,what do you need  Start Your First Film? The answer is very simple. Please also watch the following video.

1) A Story/ Idea

Its not at all necessary that you should have a screenplay ready for your first film. This is just an exercise and you are just testing waters. You can make a documentary or a music video where you don’t have to hire actors. Just go out there look what is interesting and related to your idea and shoot it.

2) A Camera

Most of you must be having a digital camera which have video recording capabilities. Other options are your cell phone /ipad cameras. Go out there and just shoot whatever you like. Just keep in mind don’t take every shot more than 15 seconds. There will be some shots which will be exceptions. Follow your gut.

3) A Computer For Editing

These days everybody has computer.So now you have shot your first film and you want to edit it, so transfer your footage to your computer and use Microsoft Movie Maker which comes inbuilt with your PC. For mac users VideoBlend  is fantastic option. Try to avoid dialogs or voice overs(for the first film). Follow the instructions of the softwares which are very easy. Hurray you have made your first film.

4) A YouTube Account

So now your movie is ready upload it to YouTube. YouTube is the first distributer of your film. See you have even got a distributor for your first film.

5) A Facebook Account

Ok now you have made your first film, you have a distributor then why lack behind in promotions. Big movies spend big money on big promotions. You just share your YouTube video to your Facebook friends and enjoy the feeling of releasing first film.

How much money have you spend on your first film? ZERO. Yes its a movie made with a zero budget. You must be thinking that I have gone crazy,but i am not my friend. Only reading my blog or other film stuff won’t make you a filmmaker. Take a first step.

Now lets see a film which you are going to make can make wonders? YES IT SURE CAN. Watch this Syrian war documentary shot on cell phone and edited  by downloading YouTube videos made wonders in Cannes Film Festival. You never know, you might be the next one only if you try.

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