Introduce Yourself!


Hy am Director Tune. Am working on a short horror /action fillm. I need some tips nd tricks to do it on a low budget


Hello and welcome @Sylvester! I hope you find some help on the RJ Film School YouTube channel and on some of the existing threads in #rocketjump-film-school. Of course, if you have any other specific questions that have not already been asked, feel free to add your own. There’s plenty of wisdom and experience around. So good luck with your project, and enjoy your time here! :grin:


Hi guys I’m ash at ashtalksadvice a YouTube channel which offers every day people life and career advice.
I like guinea pigs and hard rock which makes an amazing combination btw


Welcome to the forum ash. Have a good time here :grin:


Son’t hesitate to share the link to your channel (and a link to a video of a guinea pig dancing on hard rock if you got one)

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Hi everybody! I am new to the school, and look forward to learning, and sharing. I found my way here because of the RJFS YouTube site. I watched one of the videos, and found it insightful, and funny.

A short bio. I was born in NYC. My father worked for NOAA when it was first created by the EPA. We went to D.C., and then Ann Arbor, Michigan. My parents split up, and then my Dad got a job teaching at Texas A&M. After alienating everyone on campus, he got a job at The University of Colorado at Boulder. In Boulder, I went to high school, and then CU, completing their Film Studies B.A. program in 1997. I met my wife, we got married, and moved to her hometown of Dallas Texas, in the hopes of finding better jobs. After 10 years, we had exhausted our options, and decided to move to Boston, because of my ailing father.

Within a year, I found a satellite school of Boston University called The Center for Digital Imaging Arts. I completed their Digital Filmmaking program, and have been writing screenplays for the past 5 years. I also teach a screenwriting program for beginning writers, and actors called “The 6-4-2 Method”. We shot our first short film in August, and it is being edited as I write this.

So that’s a little about me. I look forward to getting to know all of you.

Thanks for reading.


Welcome to the forum Chapras!
It’s always nice to see some fresh blood here, (or in the thread on fake blood recipes)

I hope there’s new stuff for you to learn from the school and from the rest of us and vice versa that we may learn from you.
Here’s a thread you might want to check out as a screenwriter:

Have a good time


Hey, welcome to the forums!
Don’t hesitate to post your short film when it’s finished, we have some sections dedicated to sharing and feedback.


Welcome ash. Glad to have u here


Hello everyone!

I’m very new to the forums, though I’ve followed RocketJump from since early 2014.

Film is not my trade oddly enough, though I’m very much drawn to it. I’ve wanted to get into film-making from a very early age, and I did some stop-motion stuff when I was very young, but I stopped before I got very far with it. Like many young children, I was inspired by Starwars and many sci-fi genres that emphasized props and intricate world building. I loved making models and dioramas.

It’s taken quite a bit of a hiatus since I started college and I’m close to graduating now, but I feel I’ve lost something and I’d like to pick it back up. I’m in engineering school, studying Mechanical Engineering, and the curriculum is dry. Drier than the driest vacuum in deep space.

So, in my free-time, I’d like to make some films. I’d like to inspire my fellow students to think about their education in different terms. I’ve started a Makerspace on campus, and we have quite a variety of equipment and capabilities to rapidly prototype almost anything. I think we have quite a lot of the hardware to make some fantastic visual set-pieces if we just had some people with creative vision and inspiration.

That leads me here. I need ideas, inspiration, and creative vision for how to get started on a project. Involve people, and really get down to the bare bones of how to make a film into something people get attached to and talk about.

As a technically minded person, I surround myself with details and often lose the big picture. Film is the big picture. I want to learn how to make that picture pop.

I remember a video Freddy made once where he said to go and make something, it didn’t matter what kind of filming hardware you had, just make something. Anything. Learn the trade of film-making.

That’s what I want to do. Learn how to make something out of anything.


Welcome to the forum Wedge!
Freddy is right, the most important thing is to just get started. Making something is the best way to learn how to make it.
That being said it’s absolutely worthwhile checking out the rocketjump film school.

The first thing you need is an idea, so get inspired, anything can be made into a short film.

Make sure to post anything you make in the #rocketjump-film-school:critique-me category and we’ll do our best to give you feedback.
If you ever need a voice over/narrator feel free to ask me for help.

Have fun here and good shooting


Hey everyone, my name is Brady, I am a film student at Temple University looking to get more inspiration and work done on projects. I am glad to be a part of all this.


Welcome, @BradChambers2019. You on winter break from Temple University? Happy holidays. Looking forward to seeing you around the site.


Hello, I’m Theresa.
I think this’ll be different at least!

I’m 64 years old (although people never believe it), a former photojournalist in the US Army, who got sidetracked with a long career in the electronic components and computer industry.

I quit my job last June, 2017 and for the past six months I’ve been working on buying gear to launch an independent media company to offer photography, filmmaking, and writing/editing.

I was a year book photographer in High School, and worked in a famous Hollywood color film lab nights during High School. After the service I worked freelance a bit, and at a reprographics lab in a corporate environment, but it was very tough in those days to break into the film industry. I audited classes at Pasadena Art Center College of Design, and took Recording Studio Engineering classes at Sherwood Oaks College. I also worked at The Complex in West Los Angeles, a major recording studio.

I know a lot about photography, audio, and filmmaking, but most of my professional experience was pre-digital. Having worked in the computer and electronics industry for almost 40 years, I know computers and technical CAD software pretty well too. So now I’m in the process of putting all that together to get back into film and visual storytelling.

Along the way, I got married, raised a family, and had a several decades long career in the electronics industry, because I could find work there, and went back to school to earn a BA, and MBA in business.

Now I’m single, kids are all grown, I’m living near Portland Oregon, and have put together an embarrassment of riches in pro gear to work with; cameras, lights, audio, etc. I have all the tools I need for the small mini-docs I want to do, and then some, without rental costs. I expect to do corporate shoots, and boring stuff to earn a buck. The biggest area of technical skills I need more work with is getting up to speed with Adobe tools, which I’m working on. I am frankly also struggling to get my ass in gear and shoot more.

I’ve really enjoyed RJFS on YouTube.

I suppose one of the main reasons I’m here is for the networking. I didn’t really know a soul in the industry when I decided to embark on this adventure, so far I’ve been trying to do this entirely alone, not by choice, which isn’t easy.

I am available to collaborate with others on fun projects.



Welcome to the forum Theresa! It’s always great to see new people here especially such experienced ones. Most people on here are students or beginning professionals.
Thanks for sharing you’re story with us, it’s great.

Feel free to ask any questions you might have. For collaborations it might be worth to check out the thread called “filmmaker networking”.
I hope you have a good time here on the forum. Good luck with your business!


Thanks for the welcome, and suggestion. I’ll check it out. Cheers!


Wow. It’s been while since I’ve been here so I think it might be time for a re-introduction. Nice to meet everyone! My name’s Alphonso Ray Thomas & I’m a Filmmaker / Movie Reviewer. I used to go by arthomas17 but I changed it to Phonzology to further reflect my change & evolution.


well welcome… back Ray!


Hi I’m new here and wanted to introduce myself before I get stuck into the forums. I can’t wait to spend the coming weeks on here and join all the discussion currently going on!