If your strategy to become a director rides on attending a respected film school, know this:
The entertainment industry does not care about your education. Hollywood only cares about what you've done. About the size of your audience. Your credits on IMDb. Graduating with honors will not cut it.
What does cut it? Making movies.
After school you must begin directing. But here's the thing — It's on your dime. Along with food, rent and everything else.
Those who don't plan for this end up losing years in their pursuit of the craft.
Some give up entirely.
Write & Direct is the answer. It truly is the director's film school.
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Plot, theme, characters, momentum, structure...Until you truly grasp story telling, you're wasting your time with everything else.
Location scouts, equipment, cast, crew, production design and so much more! What you do in pre-production echoes into the rest of your film.
The work done in development and pre-production pay off in huge ways. Every choice you make on set is about one thing.
Foley, ADR, sound design, music, editing, color correction and sometimes reshoots. The story begins to take shape.
The path of the indie filmmaker must include an audience. Discover tools to build your list and your career.
Aspiring directors hit a stark realization after graduation:
Nobody will hire them.
Why? The first requirement to a career as a writer/director is to write and direct movies. This means you have to fund your own projects. But how do you do this if you're tabbed out after school?
This is the space where dreams clash with reality. The good news?
There's another way.
If you want to direct movies you must know it all.
Write & Direct guides you through the four phases of making a narrative film in literal, actionable steps. Nothing is left unturned. You will write and direct your own movie, enter it into festivals and submit it to IMDb.
And most importantly?
You will learn how to do it right. Too many aspiring filmmakers crash and burn because they don't understand the craft.
Write & Direct is cohesive training that begins with development and takes you through pre-production, production and post production. Whether you're completely new to filmmaking or have tried your hand at the craft, this training can transform your future.
It's day one of principle photography and your hard work will now pay off! Learn how to schedule, light a set, operate the camera, get clean sound, work with actors, prepare for editorial and so much more.
It's been said that a movie is made in the editing room. Every moment of hard work leads up to this point. Learn about post supervision, picture editing, sound design, foley, ADR, color correction, music editing and more.
Kyler began his career in Hollywood as a production assistant on studio films. He then transitioned to the world of independent film. Since he has worked on many feature length and short films in various roles from writer and director to editor, colorist and post sound design.
Kyler and his wife Sandi run Theater Eleven Pictures, an independent film production company.
It's 2022 and more difficult than ever to break into the industry. Studios are locked citadels. Los Angeles is flooded with people trying to find work. And if you want to write and direct, it's even more difficult.
What's the answer? Don't rely on anyone else for your success.
To be a successful director you must learn the craft of story telling. You also must become technical. And you must start making movies now. You need credits on IMDb. You need to grow your audience.
But how do you afford film school, rent, food and making self-funded movies?
By learning the craft at an affordable price.
Write & Direct will do this for you. It will speed up your path to success. It can change your future.