by Jerry Kokich.
If I were to teach a formal course in filmmaking, I would call it “Never Has So Much Been Done With So Little, By So Few.” In my film school, you wouldn’t have to buy course materials. On the first day of film school, I would give each student a legal pad, some pencils and a small sharpener. Those would serve as your writing tools. And instead of books, a smartphone and the iMovie app would be all you need. Although if you wanted to download it, a copy of Final Draft may make things easier.
Your smartphone would serve as your camera and sound system. And for your initial filmmaking assignment, I would make it so you could only use available lighting, like lamps or street lights, or the sun.
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