1. Get director mentors
2. Read Sidney Lumet's book MAKING MOVIES (that was the first assignment from my directing mentor)
3. Watch/listen to the director commentary on DVDs of movies you like
There's a lot of research that can be done before you even get creative as far as reading articles, visiting www.dga.org, reading books, and researching online director forums. In the mean time, if you do have a video camera and a computer to edit on, start discovering your voice.
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