Announcing: Lessons I’ve Learned (from the mistakes that I’ve made) in Documentary Filmmaking
Aside from an Intro Video class, taught by the wonderful Joe Gibbons at MIT, neither Nadja nor myself has a background in film. We both studied neuroscience.
So how did we end up making a documentary film?
Unorthodox was a story that I wanted to tell — originally, it was going to be my writing thesis — but I ended up meeting a producer who encouraged me to tell the story through the medium of film.
I learned about documentary filmmaking from books, mentors, and most importantly, from doing it wrong. Mistakes are (somewhat unfortunately) the best way to learn.
I’m going to blog about the lessons that I’ve learned along the journey to bring Unorthodox to life. For all I know, these things are taught on the first day of Film 101. In fact, I hope they are, or all you film students should request tuition refunds.
I’ll be posting a new lesson every few days, so check back!