Mark Duplass - Tips for Filmmakers -

There is no exact formula to ‘make it’ when you want to be a filmmaker, it all depends on… how old you are, how much money you have, who you know, who you are, what you want from life, what you have to say etc. etc. etc.

Even though we all know it, it doesn’t prevent any of us from wondering at one point or another if there is a formula (nobody has tweeted about), or at least must-do/should-avoid tips. So everybody asks around and looks over to other filmmakers to try understand if their way could be the right way. After Tarkosvky, it’s American filmmaker Mark Duplass‘ turn to share his wisdom.

As you can see from the above tweet, Duplass decided to sum it up into five tweets after receiving many requests, and here is what he suggests you to do:

I personally love Duplass’ tips and part of me wished I had seen them ten years ago, when I had a truck of energy to make movies and no idea how to analyze and channel it. (Tip 5 being the universal and ageless advice to keep in mind.) It’s impressive how it can seem simple, when narrowed down to five tweets.

What do you think of Duplass’ advice? Did you do differently? Would you recommend doing differently?

thanks to @bellawonder

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  1. Love these.

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