Recently heartbroken aspiring filmmaker seeks advice, encouragement!
Sorry to get too personal, but I'll just come right out and share my story.
Been wanting to film shorts and build up experience for a while, but I've been stuck in Korea. The South one, for a girl, not the North one, for spying. In any case, that relationship seems to be in the roll credits phase, and I ain't expecting Sam Jackson to be at the end of it with some good news.
I want to come back to my hometown of Atlanta and bury myself and my pain in creative work. I've got scripts ready to go. I've got some questions...
What are the best ways to find collaborators? Actors, co-directors, musicians, etc? Facebook? Craigslist? Bars?
I've lurked enough to know how tacky it is to ask for free help, but the fact is, I ain't got the most money in the world. Any payment I could make would be cursory, like $20 to various people or so. Nothing I'm currently trying to do would be "professional," nor would it be released in expectation of profit. I'd still like it to look good, however, like it was done by people with a passion like me, there's no way I can afford even one day of a real crew. Eventually, as I grew, I'd pay more. What do people like me do in this situation? None of my IRL friends that are local are interested in physically filming stuff.
I've got a decent prosumer camera, a mic, and a free version of Da Vinci editor. What all am I missing, and where can I find it for the cheapest price?
Anyone have any advice? Encouragement? Want to be friends? It's looking like 2020 is gonna be a lot of me listening to Morrissey and dropping tears into beers, I'd like to do something a little more productive or distracting than that.
Thanks for all who read this shit.