If you enter on this exciting journey with a great amount of passion, a fair amount of patience, some free time, and a few thousand dollars, it is possible that you could have a feature film "in the can" within a year or two. Will it be any good? Will it make money? Will it win first prize at the Sundance Film Festival? I don't know. But in my dealings with students I am continually reminded of Francis Ford Coppola's prediction about what the advent of video recorders would mean: "Suddenly, one day, some little fat girl in Ohio is gonna be the new Mozart and make a beautiful film with her father's camera, and for once the so-called professionalism about movies will be destroyed forever, and it will really become an art form." Today, that little girl is running around with a digital video camera.
I wish you the best of luck!
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