February 17, 2018

Is NOT Making Films One of the Best Things You Can Do for Your Filmmaking Career?

Filmmaking may be the most important part of your life, but sometimes a change of focus is needed to put everything into perspective.

Working is the key to success, right? You’re not a very good screenwriter? Work. Your cinematography skills are amateurish? Work. Can’t seem to get your project in front of an audience. Fuggin work, buddy! We hear this constantly; I have said it myself plenty of times: keep writing, keep shooting, keeping hustling, giving all of you simplistic axioms like, “If you’re not working, you’re not trying.”

What a load of shit.

Okay, to be fair, working is important and yeah, you need to work in order to actually do filmmaking, but what if working isn’t the solution to your professional obstacles? What if the solution is actually—not—working—like, literally putting your camera down and walking away from it? Before you hurl your keyboards or laptops or phones or Bedazzlers or whatever it is you have in your hand at the moment, watch this fantastic video by Simon Cade of DSLRguide.

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Source: NoFilmSchool