In this episode we ask are there any short cuts to success as a film maker?[powerpress]
All the technology is now good enough so what is stopping aspiring film makers from producing amazing content? In this first podcast we also explore:
- The culture of "wanting and waiting"
- How important is the camera?
- Is Film Making the new rock and roll?
- Does Social Media build your business?
- The power of people and collaboration.
- Story boards or shortlists - what are the pro's and cons of each?
- The importance of making mistakes.
- Insights from the Set of Star Wars and George Lucas planning sequences
- The important of meticulous planning before going on set.
- The secret to having the 'creative edge' and avoiding 'Safe'
- Professionalism and what does it mean.
- 2:40 Setting up the guests past work
- 5:25 Are there any short cuts in this business?
- 9:19 Technology is amazing, so why are we not seeing more great films?
- 11:50 How important is the camera, relative to sound, light, story etc?
- 14:12 Is filmmaking the new rock n roll?
- 15:38 Do people crave popularity as a filmmaker?
- 17:08 Does social media bring in business?
- 18:40 Q to Bruce – Do you feel you should dabble in social media as an ASC member?
- 19:50 The power of people and collaboration, and where that fits as a director
- 24:10 Blocking shots and laying down rough timelines
- 26:00 Covering camera shot plans
- 26:20 How important is it to make mistakes?
- 30:00 Q to Bruce – Was there a feeling of something special being done, regarding Star Wars?
- 31:00 Don’t over analyze, just go out and shoot
- 35:00 Explaining light as a cinematographer
- 36:00 The importance of doing as much as you can ‘in camera’
- 39:05 Summary and advice
- 41.25 What you see ‘Professionalism’ being
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