What options should I take to become a film director?

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I'm currently in YR10, and I have two options to do in life.

One.

Film Director

Two

Writer(novels, books)

To achieve this, I must do well in my GSCE. Doing well in the three main curriculum subjects will enable me to go forward.

My route is: Do well at GSCE - A level, history and film studies, English. - then university.

How do I rise through this?  How can I achieve this?

Posted Wed 4th April, 2012 @ 16:10 by Saigo Takormori

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those jobs can be relatively hart to accomplish, but very rewarding if done correctly.

try taking as many writing/filmmaking classes and entering as many competitions as possible and really getting your name known.

Making a professional youtube account can get you far aswell.

Good luck! -if you need ay writing tips just ask :)

Answered Wed 4th April, 2012 @ 16:16 by Rayanne :)
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No problem! And don't worry, its not out of range at all! By borrow I mean, if you know know someone who owns a camera, perhaps you could ask them if you could borrow it for a bit, to make a film? I've found myself having to do this a lot of the time as most cameras are ridiculously overpriced at the moment! I wouldn't worry about it too much for now, just keep writing and working towards GCSEs and you'll do great!

Answered Wed 4th April, 2012 @ 19:15 by Ed
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Agreed, Those jobs are very hard to do so. I haven't entered in any competitions as of yet. I don't know where I can find these filmmaking/writing classes to be honest, do you have any links to any online sites where I can submit my stories into?

Oh , I also do have a youtube account, but it is too difficult for me to use.

Writing tips? Well, I am a writer currently based on two websites. I'll post them later.

Answered Wed 4th April, 2012 @ 16:54 by Saigo Takormori
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There's http://247tales.wordpress.com/ which is run by Bloomsbury company. They have monthly competitions with different themes and shizz. I've always wanted to be a film directior or a writer too!

Answered Wed 4th April, 2012 @ 16:59 by Nadia Smile
Edited by Nadia Smile on Wed 4th April, 2012 @ 17:00
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I see, but the other problem is that I'm a historical fiction writer. Anyway, thanks for the links!

Answered Wed 4th April, 2012 @ 17:33 by Saigo Takormori
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As someone else hoping to either become a writer or a film director one day (or ideally a writer director, I love dreaming), I can tell you that the most useful thing to do is borrow. If you know anyone that might have a prop or whatever (perhaps a costume for historical fiction?), borrow it! If they let you, of course. Get some friends together and keep making films and writing short stories. 

In terms of unis, I heard that UCL has the best film making facilities, and if you want a sort of plan to follow, Christopher Nolan went there to do English Lit, got a whole load of friends together and, having graduated, shot Following, and BOOM, his career started! We both know its not going to be easy, but keep picking at it, it'll pay off! Best of luck!

Answered Wed 4th April, 2012 @ 18:00 by Ed
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Borrow? What do you mean by this? I don't know how to make films to be honest(sorry if I appear a bit out of range) But yes, I do write stories.

UCL 

UCL? eh? I might just go into that, thanks Ed!

Answered Wed 4th April, 2012 @ 18:40 by Saigo Takormori
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are u chinese/ taiwanese/ japanese etc

cuz ur name... watevr hv u tried da connexions or researched it

Answered Wed 4th April, 2012 @ 19:11 by aliimz
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Hey :) I'm in U6, and have the same aspirations as you. Follow your dreams, it's what I intend to do :)

I did speak to a film director at a careers evening. He told me that it was actually better to get an "academic" degree (something like History, English Lit, Latin, Languages etc) rather than a Film Studies degree or a Media school. It's looked upon with higher regard, plus there are so many options to do filming extra-curricular at 6th form and Uni.

I'd recommend taking academic based A-Levels, writing and directing short films for fun in your free time. (It's what I'm doing at the moment :P) It's tough doing them on your own so see if you can find a friend to help you.

Enjoy, and good luck! Maybe one day we'll end up working together :)

Answered Thu 5th April, 2012 @ 17:34 by Tiula
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Hi there , my username is Japanese.

I did speak to a film director at a careers evening. He told me that it was actually better to get an "academic" degree (something like History, English Lit, Latin, Languages etc) rather than a Film Studies degree or a Media school. It's looked upon with higher regard, plus there are so many options to do filming extra-curricular at 6th form and Uni.

I see..

I'd recommend taking academic based A-Levels, writing and directing short films for fun in your free time. (It's what I'm doing at the moment :P) It's tough doing them on your own so see if you can find a friend to help you.

Enjoy, and good luck! Maybe one day we'll end up working together :)

Hopefully! But you're in Uni! I'll just wait to finish the GSCEs, and then start trying to make these movies.

Answered Sat 7th April, 2012 @ 18:06 by Saigo Takormori