How could I possibly ever become a director?

I have an incredible passion and gift for film. I love to write, act, and direct. This is what I want to do with my life... I'm sure. I want it and I'm willing to do almost anything to get it.

The problem is that I don't know how to get into it. And if it didn't work, what else could I do?

5 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    Read the industry papers.

    Read books like 'Woody Allen on Woody Allen by Stig Bjorkman' and 'Scorsese on Scorsese by David Thompson & Ian Christie' and 'On Directing by Harold Clurman.'

    Check out some 'how to websites' like

    Find out how your favorite Directors made it.

    Go to film festivals.

    Go to a film school like the New York Film Academy, it has campuses all over America.

    At the end of the day, the STORY is the most important thing in film, so remember you can make your own films.

    If you actually need to do something, you will find a way.

    If that doesn't work as a director other options within the film industry try the book "Spark your career in Film" by Nicola Behrman.

    Best of Luck

  • 1 decade ago

    Find books on becoming a director. They can help you learn how to produce your own independent film, or pretty much any other aspect that you would like to know about. You can also find a school that teaches directing. There are tons of them in the LA area that have a directing program.

    Then the main thing will be to work hard and not give up on doing what it is that you love. Remember there are no overnight successes just people that worked hard to get where they are.

    Source(s): An actor's point of view.
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    You direct small films where you're at.

    Most directors come from the ranks of TV commercials and music videos.

    Or from acting, cinematography or some other position.

    And to do TV or features you have to join the union which is $10,000 in one payment for your initation fee.

  • Either go to film school [check out USC or UCLA], or get a camera and just start filming shorts -- trial and error generally always result in increased skill, as long as you truly analyze what worked and what didn't work.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Go to flim school.

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