Things a Filmmaker Should be Doing Before They Apply to Film School
Writing feature film treatments.
- 1 per month.
Writing feature screenplays.
- 1 or 2 per year.
Cultivating industry connections.
- for at least 5 solid letters of recommendation.
Generating lots of press, controversy, & attention.
- Minimum of 2 articles per year.
Creating feature films.
- 1 per year.
Creating short films
(music videos / narrative shorts / misc content)
- Several per year. Minimum of 1 per month.
Because this is what, basically, the creative portfolios look like for applications: whether it's a BFA or MFA. So why not systematize it into your life anyway? And double-besides... These are the basic tasks of a working filmmaker, anyway anyway anyway.