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Yeah, all it takes is lots of money.

A painter can paint for a year with little money. A writer can write all year on their computer for nothing. A dancer can dance for free. A singer can sing for free.

A filmmaker needs to spend a lot of money. I wrote a short film and the budget was $20K to pay the crew and actors $125 a day for four days and pay the extras $40 a day, plus insurance, plus food, plus the locations. I didn’t pay myself at all and I’m the editor.

But yeah, I could have done a movie in my apartment with my DSLR with a couple friends and then get accepted to a film festival in an alley of Waco, TX. :/

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