Filmmaking is an art form, it is a way to express yourself visually to an audience and gets peoples creative juices flowing. You don’t have to have a degree, you don’t have to own a high end camera and you don’t have to be of a certain age, anyone can become a filmmaker. Filmmaking has been around since the early 1900’s where people would usually only film events and real life stories and documentaries, and it wasn’t until several years later that people started to be more creative and make their own short stories. These days you can make a film about almost anything on the planet, from cats to marriage or even alien invasion.


Of course when you are older you have a little more life experience on your side but that doesn’t mean to say that you are going to be a better filmmaker because of it as there are several very young teenagers and even children that have made their way into the filmmaking world with powerful pieces of film. All you need is an idea, from there you get to the 5 basic stages of making a film which are the development, pre production, the production itself, post production and then distribution. This applies to all film, not just Hollywood blockbusters.


Filmmaking is also a very popular job role and many of us would dream to be a successful one like Quentin Tarantino or George Lucas. But there is no expiry date when you are a filmmaker as the job is not physical but is mental. You can still be a filmmaker at the age of 100, as long as you still have the same cognitive functions you’ll be able to create awesome films that people will love and share until the very day you pass. With filmmaking you can start and retire as and when you please because it can either be something you do in your spare time for fun or it can be a serious career that earns you enough money that you’ll have a very healthy pension.


Whether you are creating a short film or a multimillion dollar venture, you cannot be judged based upon who you are as a person. You can be tall, short, thin, fat, handsome, ugly, old or young; you can be whoever you want through the medium of film. Some filmmakers even like to cameo in their own movies, just because they can. Tarantino and Stan Lee are notorious for appearing in their own films with memorable one liners. If you fancy having a go at filmmaking then why not start by signing up to, they are the only free independent film networking site for budding and established filmmakers from all over the world.

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