Filmmaking requires your time, energy and is driven by your creativity. Developing healthy habits early on can benefit you in more ways than one. These tips from WiseMindFilms can be implemented right away to get you motivated and creating.
The first thing you can try is unplugging from the world wide web. Instead of jumping on social media or catching up on the latest reality TV, take a moment to step away from the distractions. Set aside time to put the tech away and focus on your craft. If you have deadlines to meet, or just feeling creatively stuck, unplugging from the Matrix can really be helpful in completing what you set out to do.
Travel is another helpful habit to take advantage of. The sights, sounds, smells, and taste of the world around us is enough to inspire our next million dollar idea. Exposing yourself to these new experiences can catapult our creativity in ways we wouldn’t imagine. as filmmakers your most likely carrying a device with you to capture these moments. Take advantage and film as much as possible but be creative and think outside the box. Most importantly is to have fun and enjoy every bit of it, Dont be toooooo busy filming that you forget to have fun and unwind.
Another useful tip for filmmakers of all skill level includes Reading & Writing a Shitload of Screenplays. This not only exposes you to the format of how to write a screenplay but also gives you a chance to see how the script differs from whats actually on the scene. Reading the screenplays will be helpful as you embark on the journey of writing your own.
The last piece of advice is probably the most important. Consume less and Create More! thats pretty self explanatory.