By V Renée
This is a major reason why so many people walk away from filmmaking.
Filmmaking is one of those careers that necessitates a dream. Seriously, nobody in their right might would brave this brutal gauntlet of an industry if they didn’t have one. And that’s all very good and very beautiful and relatable and all that—we’ve all been the starry-eyed individual whose newfound love for cinema has had us weak in the knees—but sometimes it’s our dreams themselves that get in the way of making them a reality.
In this video, Darious Britt of D4Darious discusses this issue, providing a sober perspective on how to approach filmmaking in more practical, realistic ways so we can all chill the fuck out long enough to actually have a shot at turning them into a reality.
To be clear, having dreams isn’t the problem, it’s how you approach them. When I was 10, I told my dad I wanted a drum set, to which he replied, “Yeah, well I want a pony,” and then sang the chorus to The Rolling Stones’ “You Can’t Always Get What You Want.” Again, the problem wasn’t my dream of having a drum set, it was my approach to getting it.
From:: No Film School