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And Later I Thought, I Can’t Think How Anyone Can Become a Director Without Learning the Craft of Cinematography.
- Gus Van Sant
We should learn how to daydream productively, and I sometimes wonder if one of the reasons there are so many anecdotes now about people having their best ideas in the shower, is because the shower is one of the last places we can’t take our phones. We can’t take our smart phones and so we can’t check our email and we can’t check Twitter and we can’t check Facebook, and so we’re forced to actually daydream for a few minutes, you know, while shampooing our hair without interrupting that process. So maybe that’s why the shower is this, you know, this incubator of good ideas now.
“I think that it is important for a filmmaker to abandon the illusion that he can — or even worst,must— control everything in relation to the film. In reality, to make a film, you need a crew made up of human beings. — Pedro Almodovar
Find your own specific voice in filmmaking and go for it. Either people will get it or they won’t and that’s what it’s all about. —Yahoo Serious
The future of filmmaking is not Hollywood. It is the thousands of independent filmmakers (just like you) who are empowered by the digital revolution. You can now make, market and sell your movies from anywhere in the world!
Great article on getting a head start on film making success. In 3 steps, you can break the traditional distribution stage of independent film making.
I’ve been posting quotes from inspiring film makers left and right. I think it’s time for me to post one of my own. First of all, I want to thank those who have been following and liking each post. As I get started with this blog, I really want to sit down and post content that will enrich,educate and entertainment. For now, I will start with quotes and slowly put bigger and more elaborate stuff as the blog builds up.
I love the art of moviemaking and it’s technology. But there are times we will have to say, “screw the art and gadgets, let’s make a movie.” —J.Molina
What I look for in a script is something that challenges me, something that breaks new ground, something that allows me to flex my director muscle. You have got to think fast in this business, you’ve got to keep reinventing yourself to stay on top.
When an actor comes to me and wants to discuss his character, I say, ‘It’s in the script.’ If he says, ‘But what’s my motivation?, ‘ I say, ‘Your salary.’
Just thought this was very funny.