Hi friends .The topic might be confusing for you that how internet is the key to the treasure of filmmaking? OK, I will tell you the two important points linked with internet which really are the key to learn filmmaking and that’s why I call internet the key to the treasure of learning filmmaking. Before telling about those two points I would like to tell you about me because internet has played a vital role in guiding me a lot about all the aspects of filmmaking.
I belong to the middle class of Pakistan. When the passion for filmmaking arose in my heart I started searching for filmmaking academies and universities. But that was the time when TV medium was just beginning to gain boom so there were no academies and institutes teaching filmmaking. It was a hard time. There were not even books available on the topic of “Filmmaking”. I searched on Amazon and found that there are book available on filmmaking but the prices are like 20 or 30 US dollars. It might be a small amount for US citizens but in Pakistan 30 dollars mean 1800 PKR(at that time 1 US Dollar was = 60 PKR). Now this is a big amount for a student. So I had only one way. And that was to meet Pro filmmaker on social networking sites and to learn more and more from them. The first social networking site I got connected with was http://www.orkut.com/. There are many filmmaking communities which I joined and started learning from them. Soon I got the web links of two great filmmaking forums. They were
Both the sites have great professionals as members and they are always ready to help out. This was the first point I want to mention. Yes! Social networking on internet was the first point which helped me a lot in gaining lot of knowledge.
Now comes the second point. That was the free e-books which I got by nearly digging the whole e-books sites. I hate majority of the so-called free e-books sites. Because while searching they all used to say free e-books but when I visited them they had no e-books related to filmmaking or they used to ask for money which obviously I never had (in-fact which I still don’t have). But one day I got a site from which I got some great filmmaking e-books completely free of cost. And I downloaded all of them. It is really hard to find free e-books related to this topic but I was lucky enough to get these books.
I know filmmaking is something which helps more when done practically, but if you don’t have academies or training institutes in your area or if you cannot afford them then at-least you can learn a lot about major aspects of filmmaking by reading these books. So I believe this is the second point of internet which is a key to the treasure to learn filmmaking. I will always be thankful to the inventors of internet for providing us the blessing of internet due to which I got able to contact some great people (Filmmakers) and got around 10 free e-books, which if I had purchased would have cost me around 10,000 PKR
Thanks to Internet
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