Diving into a great big film project can be scary.
Even if you know your way around a camera, there’s so much that goes into making a film… it’s very easy to build out a great idea and then sit on it until… well, until it disappears.
Whether its a lack of experience holding you back, a lack of support, or just a lack of confidence…
…we get it.
We’ve been there, and any filmmaker who has followed through with a project has been there.
Any project that asks you to step outside of your comfort zone (aka any project worth doing) is going to present you with a lot of those challenges. You’ll feel inexperienced in one way or another, which will hurt your confidence, and you might have no idea where the money’s going to come from.
But the difference between ideas that become forgotten and projects that become remembered is simple: start taking action, and start from the right place.
For some, the starting place may be buying their first camera and figuring out how it works. For some it will be hiring their first employee. For some its making a Kickstarter. Wherever that starting place is — where you really start doing and stop talking about it… that’s the first step toward finishing a project.
For Liz and Ryan, that starting place was enrolling in the Take Action Challenge and learning how to build upon their skills as photographers to become filmmakers.
With the recent launch of our next Take Action online course and the theme of last night’s live webcast (Baker and Grant talking about everything they did wrong when they started I’m Fine, Thanks), we think it’s the perfect time to talk to two former Take Action students who are currently diving into a their first documentary project.
That is, after all, what Take Action is really about: stop watching tutorials and reading about film, and start challenging yourself to improve your skills, hands-on.