2 Your Directing Career

“Pick up a camera. Shoot something. No matter how small, no matter how cheesy, no matter whether your friends and your sister star in it. Put your name on it as director. Now you’re a director. Everything after that you’re just negotiating your budget and your fee.”

—JAMES CAMERON

 

“The only safe thing is to take a chance.”

—MIKE NICHOLS

Better Casting Impacts Your Long-Range Career Goals

Directing careers are built on leadership, vision, and previous successes. You will spend a lot of time designing your movie and thinking about the look of it. You will review lenses, develop shot lists, and think about whether to use tracks and to move the lens. All of this is you directing the camera.

You will also spend a ...

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