The idea of the movie business and moviemaking sounds glamorous and fun. However, many don’t ever consider the hardships that come in the field. It is not until its too late that many realize what the reality of this career is. Independent filmmaker and author of the book, The Filmmaker’s Journey, Chris Esper is familiar with these hardships after having working in the field for 6 years. Here, he lists the top ten things he wished he knew before getting into filmmaking and educates upcoming and new filmmakers as to what they need to know and how overcome these hardships.