Alita Director Robert Rodriguez and his 10 minute film school.

Alita Director Robert Rodriguez and his 10 minute film school.

Robert Rodriguez is back in the spotlight with Alita: Battle Angel, and this reminded me of something I saw years ago. His “10 Minute Film School”, it changed my life then and has stuck with me ever since. A lot of us dream of becoming successful filmmakers. When we first start out we try to learn as much as we can online, some of us are lucky to find ourselves on a set, and even less of us find ourselves getting paid to be on set. We might buy some entry level gear, a camera, a sound recording kit, some lights or some other on set profession. We try to catch on working for free and learning what we can. We find other filmmakers online on platforms like Instagram or Twitter and follow those people who inspire us and have been successful. Just like all other professions, there are school educated filmmakers and school of hard knocks filmmakers. Funny thing about this business is most of us all start in the same place. At the bottom. You may want to be a director, a DP, a sound mixer or Producer. But you will find yourself with no on set experience and looking for any project that you can find to work on. Most of us start as a Production Assistant. The lowest person on the totem pole. Some rise higher than others, faster than others but the ones that climb to the top are the ones that persevere. I started on set as a sound assistant, then a boom op, then a sound mixer, then a producer, then as a director. I found that I love producing. I also love sound mixing. So I continue to do both. It has taken nearly 10 years to find a solid footing in the film making world. But I wouldn’t change it for the world. But like most professions, you work for other people. You get tired with always taking orders. You see ways that things can be approved upon. That’s when I decided I wanted to branch out on my own and make my own film. We are all different and unique, we are all in a...

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Aria Film hits Hollywood

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