The Next Step in Directing

By Jean Desormeaux and Randall Kapuscinski



Successful filmmakers are always searching for and developing new ideas, themes, and personal projects, as well as learning new technical skillsets. Then, they try to marry all of this good stuff into the concepts they wish to speak about. To be successful, filmmakers need to be curious about new things and disciplined enough to master new tech toys.

Film is, first and foremost, a practical process. Author Malcolm Gladwell says that you need a minimum of 10,000 hours experience to master any given discipline.1 Most filmmakers would likely say you need more time than that in this particular discipline. The problem is that emerging producers, ...

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