Introduce Yourself : Hello Everyone! Look Forward to Working With You and Could Use Some Help. by Zach McClure

Zach McClure

Hello Everyone! Look Forward to Working With You and Could Use Some Help.

Hello everyone, My name is Zach McClure. I've had this Stage 32 account for at least a couple years now at the recommendation of a friend, now I am starting to get more involved with this because I need to start communicating with other filmmakers online. For starters, my lifelong goal is to become a filmmaker. I have been a big cinephile for most of my adult life and recently I have been trying to get my foot in the door of making videos. I have been enrolled at the eMedia program at the University of Cincinnati Blue Ash campus for at least 5 years. In that time, I have learned the basic aesthetics of how films are presented. I have gotten a lot of praise for my editing in the course. I have also started screenwriting too. Although the program has some limits as to what it can offer me, I feel that they have given me some direction as to where I want to go in life. I'm also currently in my last year and I'm working on my Degree Project. I hope to get some good insight and knowledge from various artists and creators on Stage 32. I hope to talk to you soon!

Matt Hurd

Welcome, Zach! Props to you for following your passion so far! Be sure to dig into the discussion lounges and educational offerings here on the site - they'll definitely give you the insights you're looking for!

Jorge J Prieto

Welcome, Zach. You seem to be on the right path. As far as screenwriting , I can tell you the best way to learn is by writing every day if possible. Write about passion themes and subject matters close to your heart and read scripts of your favorite genre or directors and actors. I'm here for you, my friend. Good luck and stay active in the lounges, they are the heart of this website.

Timothy Burnham

Hey Zach, I'm new to Stage 32 myself. For me, the four things that really helped when I was getting serious about writing were: Writing every day (as Jorge said), Watching movies as often as possible, Reading screenplays independently of movies to start thinking more naturally in a film structure, and reading comic books/graphic novels, which I found helped me with understanding framing, visualizing, and concise storytelling.

Stephanie Gaudinier

Sound advice. Keeping connecting. There are so many people to learn from on this site. Stay true to your path and best of luck on your degree project.

Patricia Poulos

There's some amazing talent here. I think we should all get together and start producing our own films and create a new indie market.

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