May 4, 2019

Filmmaking Sucks: 5 Questions to Ask Before You Quit

Filmmaking can be a never-ending uphill battle, but before you let yourself barrel-roll all the way down into a normal 9-5, ask yourself these important questions.

How hard is filmmaking?

I’ll let that marinate.

Seriously, how hard is filmmaking? My answer: so hard that it sucks…but only sometimes…but a lot.

The physical, emotional, and psychological demands are almost as bad as the no’s, the hell no’s, and the oh hell no’s, gang, and if you’ve been on this rollercoaster from hell and are ready to get the fuck off the ride, I’mma need you to settle for a sec, take a breath, and watch this very important video.

Film Riot’s Ryan Connolly talks with Indy Mogul’s Ted Sim about how he’s managed to stay in the game for over a decade despite the fact that, yeah, filmmaking can really suck sometimes.

Isn’t Ryan Connolly just a gem? He is. For real.

Your journey as a filmmaker doesn’t have to look like those of your cinematic heroes, pros you respect…or like anything you’ve ever seen before.

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Source: NoFilmSchool