So you want to be a filmmaker. Where do you start?
Chattanooga has been blessed the past two months with a pair of excellent (and successful) film festivals: The Lookout Wild Film Festival and the Chattanooga Film Festival.
With the heightened interest in film in our fair city, a number of aspiring filmmakers have asked the obvious question, "How do we get started making our movies?"
Well, aside from the basic answers such as, "Buy a decent camera, some lights, and write down a story you want to immortalize on film," there is one rather simple thing you can do: join the Chattanooga Film Society.
The Society was formed as the result of a public visioning process begun in November 2009. The organization promotes professional film and television production across the region, supports independent filmmaking locally, coordinates local film education efforts, and is currently working on the launch of a major destination film festival in Chattanooga.
No movie has even been made by one person (no matter how hard Robert Rodriguez tries). So the best way to get in touch with your inner Spielberg is to find likeminded folks. Come find them at chattanoogafilmsociety.org