Have you ever wondered how one person can make an indie film with a budget of $1,000,000 but then not realize that this is an industry that requires math as well as creativity? I can tell you how a lot of those indie filmmakers get into this world. It is difficult to make the leap from math class to filmmaking. It takes time and dedication to become that great filmmaker. Math will help you understand the process and get you to a place where you feel like you can make something special. So with that I am going to show you the process of why and how you need math to make movies.
One thing that is important to note is that this is not an exhaustive list of things to learn. Not every aspect of the filmmaking industry will be covered here. I just want to give a general overview of what you need to know to really jump into your film career. This post has very much been developed around getting you motivated and focused, not about teaching you everything there is to know.
When you think about what you need to know, many of these questions and answers are the same things that I am going to be teaching:
• How to read your own math.
• How to write your scripts in a way that will work in math.
• How to set up your computer and computer screens and make sure your computer works correctly.
• How to understand computer graphics in the math class that you attend.
• What your professor does.
• What your research project is.
• How to get your research project approved.
• How to decide when to hire professional video editors for your project.
• How many math people (if anyone) your university has.
• When someone else knows more than you.
• How to learn a new language.
• How to decide when to stop playing video games for a while.
And this is only the tip of the iceberg. As you continue your journey from basic math class to becoming a filmmaker, the more questions you will run into and the bigger the iceberg will get.
That is why this post is so long, but I hope it can serve as an introduction to the process and help you understand the process for a more successful career.
For more information, here is an article written by The Math Dude. He is a friend and a super awesome math teacher. When he and I were going through school together, we would do a lot of