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brwn-girl  asked:

How do i get better at making films ?

Hello again @brwn-girl (shoutout to you for putting so many great asks in my inbox!)

The short answer to your question is to make lots of films. Long, short, fancy camera, crappy camera, classic story structure, experimential… doesn’t matter. Just make films that mean something to you. Even if you have a bad camera and your actors are unwilling or reluctant friends and family, make something because that is the only way you will improve.

But don’t just make films. Make films that challenge you in some way. Question yourself, the world around you, your ideology, life… Challenge yourself technologically. Use new equipment, new cinematography styles, new storytelling methods, new editing techniques, new sound design…

There is a book called Outliers that discusses success. In it, the author claims it takes 10,000 hours for someone to become an expert at anything. This is just as applicable to filmmaking as it is to any other job. You have to have experience and learn from mistakes if you want to get better at anything.

The second part of this answer is to study other works of art. Don’t just watch mainstream Hollywood films or rewatch the same television show for the fifth time. Watch a foreign film, an indie film, an experimental film, a short film, an innovative film. Ask yourself why you like a film. Ask why you don’t like a film.

Read books and essays that discuss philosophy or psychology (in regards to art or to life in general). Apply what you learn to the stories you want to tell. Read or watch interviews with accomplished filmmakers to learn why they make certain films or why they have certain styles. (Better yet, conduct interviews yourself.) Mimic filmmakers you admire, but then find your own unique style. Learn about the world, about life, about people, and about yourself. If you want to make great films (or great art) it should say something about reality. So explore and question life as much as you can so you can do the same in your films.

Keep creating,

Jules

i think my problem is i like to know when boys think im pretty and are attracted to me and like, when its all just fun and games i dont mind fucking around and being a bit flirty if thats what keeps them liking me, but i dont actually care about dating them yknow bc im not actually attracted to them, but then they start making moves and inviting me on dates and i regret everything ive done to that point because ive never ever been actually interested

Marvel: we can’t make one of our film or show leads Asian. That would be…. against the original source material. That’s also why we can’t make them LGBTQ+.

Power Rangers (2017): hey what’s up. 4/5 of our leads are POC. One is autistic and one is confirmed LGBTQ+. We have the first Asian superhero in a big-budget film, the first autistic superhero in a big/budget film, and the first LGBTQ+ superhero in a big-budget film. None of this was really in the original source material, but representation matters and we specifically casted them with the intention of making a diverse film.

i want a Teen Movie™ where the nobody girl is discovered by the Queen Bee™ to be secretly pretty and is inducted into the Popular Girls Clique™ only to try to leave when she is pressured into harming her former nobody friends before the Queen Bee™ begs her to stay and takes off her makeup and jewelry and insists she’ll give them up for the nobody girl because she’s fallen in love with her. 

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“Love actually” + 13 years later

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Villanos | Cartoon Network
0:00 La percepción del Mal 00:59 Helado de Miedo 01:12 Más grande, más malo 02:11 Chirrido 02:26 Horriblemente pesado 03:24 Vistiendo la Maldad 03:37 Segurid...

HEY Y’ALL Cartoon Network put up all 10 episodes of Villainous (in Spanish) on their YouTube! Please go to the source and watch it on YouTube and not through Tumblr’s video player so that they can see people like it and that it has support!!! ;w;

There are versions up on YouTube with subtitles (I’ve watched them so I can know what they’re saying (because I do not speak Spanish aheh,,)), but please share the version from Cartoon Network!! Show your friends! Share it!! I’m really invested in this show right now and I want to see it do well!!

Me: Hey, I’m in a really good mood today! There’s absolutely nothing that can take this good mood away from—

2017:

Y’all need to support this movie so this cast can hang out more for a sequel [Part 2]

(These are just highlights. There’s so much more adorableness from their snapchats on this youtube account)