Most professions have a set of principles they generally agree to. I made one for Filmmakers! I hope you like it and share it with others.
POSTER UPDATE 09/17/2012
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THE CODE OF A FILMMAKER
1. I promise to create the best works I can, using the time, knowledge and tools I have available, and complete those works to the best of my ability.
2. I promise to not explain or make excuses for my work, but to improve my competence by learning and practicing my craft.
3. I promise to help others when I can with those things I know, and to not pretend I know something when I don’t.
4. I promise to not make less of my own or another’s work, and to not damage another filmmaker’s reputation or status.
5. I promise to give advice to those who ask for it, and to keep my advice constructive and helpful.
6. I promise to ignore and not engage those who are super-critical and irrational.
7. I promise to not condone the theft of another’s work, and will legally obtain, license and credit another’s work as required.
8. I promise to get the proper releases and permissions I need for my work as required.
9. I promise to treat those around me with respect, courtesy, and understanding, and to help them understand the film making process and its terminology.
10. I promise to not permit unauthorized photos, shots, sound recordings, or information given to me in confidence, to be passed on to anyone for any reason.
11. I promise to not condone any type of discrimination of any filmmaker because of race, color, religion, creed, age, sex, or national origin.
12. I promise to recognize and support Filmmakers, knowing their true intentions are to have their ideas brought into being, shared and enjoyed by others. #basicfilmmaker #filmmaking #videos