Although I set MakingTheFilm up to document my transition
into filmmaking, my secondary motive was to educate other
potential filmmakers through my experiences. The idea is that
you'll be able to one day see my entire progress - all the way
from the first 60 second film all the way to the feature.
Feedback has been very good. The majority of e-mail I get
are normally from people who are in the same shoes as me, and
have found a particular part of the site useful, such as the
camera stills or the shot-gun mic tests. Indeed, I know
of two people who have gone out and purchased the Canon
MV30 based on the stills provided at my site!
The site is averaging about 6,000 hits a month, and hopefully
this will continue to climb as things progress. Below are
some extracts from reader's e-mails who have been kind enough
to let me know how the site has been of use to them:
"I would like to express my delight in
learning about your site and the information
and service it provides to film
enthusiasts worldwide." - Jerry Sherlock, President of New York
"Just came across your site, and I have to
say thanks for a lot of useful tips." - G, Australia
"Awesome. I am a low-budget indie filmmaker,
actor, writer, director,
casting agent in the NYC metro area. I revel in
your efforts." - Ludis, NY USA
"Your website is great. I've been looking for a
long time for clear information about MiniDV movies;
after having to search past millions of pages of home made porn,
I came across your great site. Your section in the diary about
filters was great ... I learnt more from reading
your website than I have at 7 months at media
college." - James, UK.
"As an aspiring filmmaker I have found your
website both helpful and inspiring. Keep up
the good work." - Ashley, unknown location.
"I've been reading your site the past
couple of days, it is really inspiring! Well
next to Robert Rodriquez's book ...
Thanks for the great info!
" - Andy, USA.
"Great site - please don't fade out - keep up the good work."
- Nico Iacouzzi, Argentina, Film Student.
"I'm a university student in Turkey. A few weeks ago
some friends and I decided to make a film. I was searching the
Internet for information on how to do this and came across your
site and got very excited. You've done a nice job for people
like me who are amateur and still trying to find their
feet. This is a thank you from me to you."
- Alpa, Turkey.
"Thank you for you Info. I am so glad I pulled
you up. You answered all question. And gave
me insight, and confirmed what I was thinking.
Thanks for not wasting time. And I am one that
just wants to have fun with a camera. "
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