OpenFilmmaker was created so I could share my learnings on photography and film with others. My first camera was a Panasonic Lumix G7, so you will see articles on Micro Four-Thirds quite a bit.
I made many films with my friends while growing up and enjoy being behind the camera. In 2018, I joined a local film-making group to make a short-film. I was disappointed in the level of difficulty in aspects such as collaboration, networking and prior experience. There were some strong personalities with toxic behaviors. I left the group to focus my energy elsewhere.
I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.– Anonymous
After this experience, I went to make my first two short-films with other groups. I am grateful for the experiences. However, I saw opportunities with improving how filmmakers network and collaborate.
With my background in software and passion for film/photography, I decided to create OpenFilmmaker.com in hopes to ease some of the film-making hurdles – so others don’t undergo the same situations that I did. Enter OpenFilmmaker Community. It’s still in infancy, but as this grows, I hope to use that space to help others find other filmmakers and create short films!
As they say, “if you build it, they will come”. Right now, my focus is on this website and the YouTube Community. I hope to grow OF community as I grow.
Thank you for reading and take care.
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