The other day I once again watched Pulp Fiction. And the film reminded me how much I enjoy Quentin Tarantino. With the non-linear structure, snappy acting and creative casting, the story still holds up. (Although five dollar milkshakes are now very common!)
Regardless of what you think about Quentin Tarantino, his influence on filmmaking is undeniable. In the following video, Quentin Tarantino offers great filmmaking advice.
What Quentin Tarantino Can Teach Us about Filmmaking
Early in my filmmaking career, I made a lot of mistakes, Many mistakes could have been avoided if I just worked on finding advice from people with more experience. In addition to Quentin Tarantino’s filmmaking advice, here are 5 things you can do today to accelerate your filmmaking career:
- Write down your filmmaking goals. What do you want to accomplish in 5 years? Be specific.
- Who do you know who knows someone who can help? How will you contact that person?
- Plan at least one short film project you can do each month. (Examples would be: music videos, short movies and action sequences.) Then do the project!
- Set up a profile at YouTube. Leverage YouTube to test ideas and build a fan base.
- Repeat this process over and over.
Keep in mind the movie industry is changing. In the past, in order to create your movie business you needed a gazillion dollars and a traditional distribution deal. But those days are behind us. You must now think of your movie making as a global business.
You no longer need to ask permission to become successful. If you want to make a movie, make it. Then build a life-long fan base that will enjoy and pay for your work. And if you like this Filmmaking Stuff, download my filmmaker checklist.