September 16, 2017
Though your first film may not be your best film, it could quite possibly be your best teacher.
You’re going to make mistakes on every film you make, but your first project is unique in that you’re probably making all of them within the same project. Those who have already experienced it know the struggle all too well. But learning about the countless errors other directors have made in their first films can help you avoid the ones you could make on your own, which is why you should definitely check out this video from Film Riot. In it, host Ryan Connolly talks with Dan Trachtenberg about his experience directing his first feature 10 Cloverfield Lane to learn about how the many mistakes he made actually helped him become a better filmmaker.
Trachtenberg shares a lot of great insight in the interview, but here are a few of our favorite pieces of advice: