This summer, I will take on one of my dreams. I am an avid filmmaker. I've made several short films for fun/school, and I'm going to be making a full length film this summer. I will be using all sorts of equipment and a really good camera to shoot my dream movie. I hope it turns out well, so I can submit it to one of those film festivals.
As of now, I'm going to be doing Pre-Medicine next year for college. I, unfortunately, have no plans for attending film school/production school. I think, I need to be somewhat realistic when it comes to my career. If I go to film school, it would take around 3-4 years. If I take Pre-Medicine, I can go to medical school in 4 years. I think a guaranteed career is better than taking a major risk. The Film industry doesn't really guarantee a spot for you--for all I know, I could waste 4 years in film production, and never find a job.
This is why I think being in a film festival would give me a good chance of getting noticed in the industry. I don't expect to win on my first movie; but practice makes perfect, and I will do my best to shoot a great film this summer.
For all of you film-buffs, I will be shooting this movie using green-screen; and I still haven't decided what camera I'm going to get, but it's going to be really good. So far the genre(s) is: Thriller/Mystery/Drama/Sci-Fi. I would say it shares some similarities to LOST and The Watchmen. I'm still trying to come up with the perfect story, and I will be penning the script later this year. It's very difficult to shoot an amateur film for one reason: You have to do everything. I have to come up with the story, write the script, cast actors, make music, do cinematography, film, edit, do special effects, etc. I'm not bothered by this, but I know I have alot of work on my hands. I'm going to look for some actors (i.e friends) after I figure out the major parts of the story.
Well, wish me luck. I will be making an update blog here every day. Once I finish the movie, I'll post it up--in the meantime, I will post my other movies sometime this week.