Getting into the movie making industry can be a challenge for new filmmakers. To be able to get a producer who would back their film is difficult as it is. However, there are producers these days who are willing to support new makers who show them a promising film that would give more bang for the buck. As audiences have been maturing in their film tastes, the demand for new and fresh movies has been on the rise. New filmmakers are also encouraged to make their debut into the film industry as this is the best time to gain access to a previously niche industry.
Letting the Genre Define the Filmmaker
Every filmmaker is known for the type of movie their produce. Their skill is often limited to the genre that they usually pick. When you see a Tim Burton movie, you can expect a children’s fantasy movie, or when you watch a Spielberg, you can expect some drama, romance, and some fantastic technology. Letting the genre get attached to the filmmaker has been the norm. Many budding makers choose the drama genre to start their journey. However, the dramas are very character driven. Therefore, if the budget is not feasible, even the best script will not be interpreted correctly, if highly skilled actors don’t play the role.
Horror movies are an excellent alternative for green filmmakers. The initial budget goes into the sound and the effects that are included after the actual shooting of the film. Also, the budget can be cut down massively when it comes to the talent that is chosen to play the roles in a horror flick. While drama movies would need pricy actors, the horror would burn a hole in the pocket for the post-production. Therefore, the right balance for the two might be an excellent way to go. Whatever happens, new filmmakers should stay away from romance movies or romantic comedies, as these movies are in plenty and cost/effort for the production is high. The right actors need to portray online chemistry effectively and so does the script.
Sticking to The Genre for Life
Filmmakers often are forced to stick to the genre of movies that they choose for their first film. New producers have only one reference point to look to from their previous experience, and this constrains them. While this type of typecasting is prevalent, a filmmaker does not need to stick to their guns. Whichever movies their produce first should be carefully crafted to showcase their chief skillsets. Novice actors made to perform well for a role that is complex will be viewed as a potential plus in branching out their genre. A talent in post-production directing will be considered to be a potential to experiment in science fiction movies. The same goes for working on a budget. Working with romance movies will not provide the showcase of talent that is required, as it is heavily actor and script based. Thrillers, comedies or documentaries are great first approaches to the film industry amateurs.