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#1 TheCat12

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Posted 04 February 2006 - 08:56 PM

I'm 21 and I really want to get into cinematography , directing videos and possibly a movie and I need some advice on how to get started
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#2 Robert Hughes

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Posted 05 February 2006 - 04:19 PM

"Hi I'm 21 and want to pilot an aircraft carrier. sailing around the world through fierce hurricanes amid blazing gunfire. And fly the airplanes, too. Any recommendations?"

Your question is a bit too open-ended to be meaningfully answered on this forum. Perhaps you could be more specific on your experience, with questions like,

"I've shot MiniDV / Super 8 / Super 16 / HDCAM and want to get the classic 'Wuthering Heights' gothic romance look, but in color - can you help me?"

As always, you will benefit from some reading up on the subject. This site has a "Cinematography Books" section full of useful and enjoyable reading. And of course, go out and shoot a bunch of stuff in your format of choice. MiniDV's are inexpensive to buy and shoot, and Super 8 cameras are dirt cheap on the used market. It's like shampooing. Shoot, process, view, repeat.

What's that old Chaplin line? "All you need is a girl, a park, and cop." Or the Truffaut line? "All you need is a girl and a gun!" (Or, for music videos, "All you need is a girl and a band!") B)

Edited by Robert Hughes, 05 February 2006 - 04:27 PM.

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#3 Chris Keth

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Posted 06 February 2006 - 01:00 AM

There are two answers to your question.

The first is to consider film school. It's not for everybody but it's a good start for a lot of people. At the very least, you'll be meeting likeminded people you may work with someday.

The second is to just start shooting, plain and simple.
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