Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Baby Steps to a Feature Film

Making a film is the culmination of thousands, no probably billions, of baby steps. From the inception of a great idea to the final tape or print, countless baby steps of movement have occurred. Films do not happen overnight. They take tons of patience and perseverance. 

The best advice I can give for handling the amount of time it takes to make a film is: love the project. It's this passion and love for the film that will carry you through years and even decades of nurturing, revising, head-banging, and all the other schizophrenic activity associated with filmmaking.

Alright, this is a super cheesy reference but gotta love it!: Kris Kringle (aka Santa) had it right when he sang to Winter Warlock in Santa Clause Is Coming to Town


Put one foot in front of the other
And soon you’ll be walking cross the floor
Put one foot in front of the other
And soon you’ll be walking out the door

You never will get where you’re going
If you never get up on your feet
Come on, there’s a good tail wind blowing
A fast walking man is hard to beat

Put one foot in front of the other
And soon you’ll be walking cross the floor
Put one foot in front of the other
And soon you’ll be walking out the door

If you want to change your direction
If your time of life is at hand
Well don’t be the rule be the exception
A good way to start is to stand

Put one foot in front of the other
And soon you’ll be walking cross the floor
Put one foot in front of the other
And soon you’ll be walking out the door

If I want to change the reflection
I see in the mirror each morn
You mean that it's just my election
To vote for a chance to be reborn
 
That had to have put a smile on your face! 

2 comments:

Phantom of Pulp said...

Totally agree with this analogy, Jane.

It's a good one.

If filmmaking is a book, there are 10,000 boxes to tick.

When they're all ticked, you have a film.

Some boxes, however, need to be ticked again every year.

Like children, they grow, but the parenting role never stops.

Film School said...

Interesting!