Do you want to know the top 3 reasons you will fail in filmmaking? Or better yet, would you like to know how to avoid the excuses and become a filmmaking success? If so, you’re in the right place.
3 Reasons You Will Fail In Filmmaking (Avoid The Excuses)
In order to save you the trouble, I thought I would take a moment to echo the top 3 reasons you will fail in filmmaking.
Excuse #1 “I Don’t Have The Money”
I get this one. This was my excuse for almost a decade. Then I got smart. I started hanging out with other filmmakers and instead of focusing on what we lacked, we started focusing on the things we had. One question changed everything: “Given the resources that we have right now, what is the movie we can make this year?” Answering this question enabled us to produce our first feature film. MIKE.
And this was before crowd funding. Do you understand how crowd funding changes everything?
Excuse #2 “I Don’t Have The Equipment”
A decade ago, I saved up an entire summer and bought a used Handy cam and made by first QnA documentary of what people think about our country INDIA. And then edited on the Window movie maker.
But today You really have got everything cheap and readily available. Use your phone camera, ask for a DSLR camera from your friend, Use tri pots , slider etc. Just go out and make your first movie. I made my first short film TRAIN on Iphone5.
Excuse #3 “I Don’t Know Anybody In The Movie Industry”
This is probably the excuse that makes me the most concerned for your future. Do you realize that you don’t need to know anybody in the movie industry? At least not yet. For your first few features, forget about Bollywood. Instead focus on building your audience.
Utilize crowdfunding to raise money and test your movie concept. Build your mailing list. Then tap into internet movie distribution. Seriously, does it matter how your movie gets into iTunes?
The truth is, everybody starts at the same place. You get an idea for a project. You get an idea for the person you want to become. You wonder if you are crazy. Then your friends and family make fun of you. But you decide to take action anyway. You pick up a pen and paper and make a list of how to make your movie.
A big reason filmmakers fail at filmmaking is because many believe the excuses. But not you. You are smarter and more creative and capable of making movies.
The question is – will you take action?
Or will you sit around coming up with excuses why you can’t make a movie?
Piyush Pande Films.