Yes the best way to learn is to get out there and start making films. But just remember always be true to yourself no matter what the project. But I would suggest write your first film yourself don't take anyone elses work because it won't be yours and most people are not willing to let you...
That is awsome. Not only do I believe JFK to be the greatest film of all time but it is also my personal favorite and Oliver Stone is my favorite director.
As for me I first became interested in film from a very early age about 5 or so in fact JFK was the first film I ever saw at the theater...
You do have experience in film you watch movies.
The way you gain experience in film is you make movies. You have a home movie camera take that and start shooting films like you've been doing. As a matter of fact I will watch the videos you've made and tell you what I think. Here are some things...
Your learn from mistakes if their your own. You can't look at someone elses filma and say thats a mistake because a mistake to one person is actually a piece of art to someone else.
Also the problem with AFI and IMDB top list are that in my opinion there are many films that don't deserve to be...
Fistful of Dollars
JFK directors cut
Bonnie and Clyde
Once Upon a Time in America
Also watch Robert Rodriguez film school videos their really great heres the links:
This one first.
This one second...