This one makes me very excited!
After watching all those movies from my watchlist of IMDb top 250, I got more and more amazed with filmmaking. I decided to make one myself. As a new project, I will make an appx 15 minutes long short film. To do that I will:
1. Learn how to wrtie a movie script, how to make a movie, how to produce it and how to act by reading books & online material, free courses, watching the best movies ever.
2. Write an original script.
3. Produce it including developing the team, production design, storyboard, art direction, casting, filming, editing, distribution etc.
The hardest part will be the production & editing as I’ve made several short films about 10-12 years ago and I’ve made the editing with my friends from film school. Now, I am on my own and learn to do it as well.
Second obstacle is that I have no extra money for that since currently I am jobless 🙂 So I have to figure out some way to do it. I have no canon I only have the camera of my mobile phone and my pc’s static web cam 🙂
I also cannot purchase any editing program, I should use a free one. Also, I cannot pay for any cast and crew so I have to act and be the crew myself. One woman show, huh?
About the distribution, I will simply distribute it myself globally by putting it on youtube, vimeo etc. 🙂 So that is no problem 🙂
Anyway, I decided to do it so I am going to do it. Luckily, after deciding on this project I wrote 8 different synopses suitable for a no-budget film 🙂 I am broke with a creative mind. Thank God to that!
I picked the one among my original scenarios for my debut and this week I will finish the scenario. Next week I can finish the storyboard and production design and find a way to work with my existing cameras on this film. I give 1 week to work on filming and 1 week for editing. That makes a month. I will add 15 extra days as something always comes up, so at the end of February will work. I don’t know when to put it on the web though. I will decide that later.
So in 10 days I have to learn the basics of filmmaking. I already have 3 books related to my needs in my library. I bought them a year ago from book fair but haven’t opened their covers so everything has its time 🙂
One for production:
One for screenwriting:
One for directing:
They are basics, but basics are enough for me right now. I have my movies, limitless internet, books, 2 cameras (although not very convenient), my original idea + synopsis, myself as the cast and crew. What more do I want? I already have everything that I need 🙂
And I have you 🙂 You dear reader, will you be my first audience?