Don’t try filmmaking alone. It is too challenging. You can’t know everything. To speed up the process, find people who complement your skill set. If you want to direct, find yourself a cinematographer. If you are a writer, find a director. And if you have no idea how to put the pieces together, find a producer.
Besides – who makes movies alone? It is much more fun with awesome people.
How do you find awesome filmmakers?
1. Visit film festivals.
2. Call your state film office and ask for a film guide. Call people in the guide.
3. Post an ad in Craig’s list.
4. Find a camera – any camera and recruit your friends.
5. Move to LA or New York City.
A word of caution. Create short films first. This will allow you to see the darker side of your team.
Go make a movie.