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A Great Filmmaker usually has Confidence in pursuit, Clarity of vision and Master Plan approach. Inordinate filmmakers intend to make films and work on stories which entice them and are Unique in their own Aesthetic. Pixabay

-By Kashish Rai

“I want to Direct what I feel is interesting, not what is supposed to be my Zone. This is what defines me as a Filmmaker” – Imtiaz Ali


Movies have become an integral part of our lives. As lovers of good cinema we seek good films. Some films usually leave such a strong impact on our minds that we remember them for years to come and the person who spares tremendous efforts to make a movie so special for us is a Filmmaker.

All the greatest filmmakers have managed to get decent flicks from time to time. People usually say that it takes Courage, Talent, Creativity, Passion and Hard Work to make a Film – INDEED IT IS TRUE! But there are a lot more things which define a Successful Filmmaker who is praised by many. Have a Look at the Top facets of a Successful Filmmaker in this Article.

  1. Embracing PERFECTIONISM Through INVENTIVENESS

The topmost quality that discerns legendary Filmmakers from mediocre ones is their propensity to fabricate excellent movies with a sense of creativity along with sheer consistency. A Great Filmmaker usually has Confidence in pursuit, Clarity of vision and Master Plan approach. Inordinate filmmakers intend to make films and work on stories which entice them and are Unique in their own Aesthetic.

  1. Working with a LIBERAL APPROACH

All the greatest Filmmakers are broad-minded in the sense that they know about certain ideas to present a story without a Bias or Judgement. They readily accept various addendums and consider not just one bit various points of view regarding their story.

  1. Possessing VIRTUOUS COMMUNICATION SKILLS

Communication plays an important role to express one’s Thoughts and Ideas. A Filmmaker should have good Communication Skills to Articulate their production goals and work along with the crew to accomplish these goals.

  1. Being PATIENT and ASTUTE To Tackle Immense Pressure

Issues arise any and every time! As a leader of the whole production unit the A Filmmaker needs to be calm and composed to handle situations with ease. Great Directors should take firm decisions with patience to ensure that the production doesn’t go Off-Track. Greatest Filmmakers serve grace under pressure.


The person who spares tremendous efforts to make a movie so special for us is a Filmmaker. Pixabay

  1. AUDACITY to TAKE CRITICISMS and EMBRACING THE CRITIQUE

Constructive and healthy criticisms help a Filmmaker to analyse where they went wrong or what can be done to improve the quality of the work. Last but not the least- A Filmmaker must possess this quality of being open to criticism and Suggestions. No one ever does anything with sole perfection, so listening to others’ point of view is equally important.

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“Pick up a Camera. Shoot something. No matter how small. No matter how cheesy. No matter whether your friends and you sister star in it. Put you name on it as a Director. Now You’re a Director.” – James Cameron

All the ambitious and budding filmmakers should consider these qualities to emerge as Lucrative Filmmakers – As it will be the variance between springing up to eminence or stagnating in nonentity.


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