Should I even try to produce and direct for first feature film?

Videomaker – Learn video production and editing, camera reviews Forums General Video and Film Discussion Should I even try to produce and direct for first feature film?

Viewing 2 reply threads
  • Author
    • #72003322

      I keep wanting to, and keep being told that I shouldn’t, and it’s going to fail and the chances of it being a success and actually making money, are lower than winning the lottery.

      But other filmmakers have done it, and seems that every filmmaker trying to break in has to make a microbudget, independent feature and start somewhere. What do you think?

    • #72003343

      Producing and Directing can be easier in many ways because you’re responsible only to yourself. In my work area, I work with producer/directors as production manager and it’s great because when they have a good idea with implications, they just say “do it”. This year I’m working with a separate Director and Producer and already, the producer wants me to stop the director spending money, and the director wants to do things that involve me trying to get the producer to agree to. Given the choice, one person works best for me – BUT – two people often produce a better product because they can get carried away and there are no brakes!

    • #72003397

      I was working and suddenly I visits your site frequently and recommended it to me to read also. The writing style is superior and the content is relevant. Thanks for the insight you provide the readers!

      instagram chat and instagram app

Viewing 2 reply threads
  • The forum ‘Video and Film Discussion’ is closed to new topics and replies.

Best Products

Camera Support Buyer's Guide

The best advanced camera support for video — 2021

While the camera will always be at the core of your production setup, using the best camera support is vital in getting smooth cinematic shots.

Need help making a stellar first video?


Download our free eBook with 8 tips to get on the right track and create a video that you can be proud of.



Given away to one lucky winner

Competition is open worldwide