More important, for an aspiring filmmaker, is reading. Read, read, read, read, read, read, read. If you don’t read, you’ll never make a great film. Not just blogs and Twitter, etc. If you do not read books, you’ll never develop a sense of story, rhythm, characters. Start with poetry like the Georgics of Virgil and go from there, all the way to Joseph Conrad and the Warren Commission Report on the assassination of Kennedy.