Producing : How To Do It! by Christopher Birk

Christopher Birk

How To Do It!

I see a lot of posts in here similar to what I see on other sites: How do I "start" and how do I make a film and how do I make some money etc. Obviously this is my personal opinion but if you have an idea, a script, a story - then just get out there and do it! Don't worry so much about having the right camera, the right crew, etc etc. If you have ANY camera or even a good phone-camera, just get to work! Only thing that IS important is good sound - so no matter what your budget is, find a good sound person! But if it's a relatively short project it shouldn't cost the world. This is how you start! By starting!! Once you have some things done, you move from there. Screw what people say and how "perfect" others might think it needs to be. What matters is that you put in some work. Nobody's first film was an instant, superb, classic! What I have learned from doing his is that there are way too many people eager to tell you what you shouldn't do instead of what you should! Yes it will take a long time, most likely years, to get to a place where you'll make some money - but by then you'll have a long record of how much the work matters to you and you'll have learned a million awesome and priceless lessons!

James Drago

This is inspiring, Christopher. Your dead on. You have to get out there and do it. Live, learn and move. Enjoyed this post very much.

Sadie Dean

Agreed 100%

Stephen Barber

Burn your boats... and DO IT!

Richard "RB" Botto

Absolutely agree with every word, Chris.

Eva E Solar

Words of wisdom. You've just inspired me to keep trying.

Richard "RB" Botto

That kind of support is what this platform was built on.

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