Practice any art, music, singing, dancing, acting, drawing, painting, sculpting, poetry, fiction, essays, reportage, no matter how well or badly, not to get money and fame, but to experience becoming, to find out what’s inside you, to make your soul grow
It’s interesting, the room for interpretation that everybody has—the actors, the directors, the cinematographer, designer. You know, everybody’s expected to put their stamp on it. So, that’s what we’re all trying to do while telling the same story.
If you are making a record you are the one saying ‘action’, and you are the one saying ‘cut’ and you have to be sure that the most interesting thing is not going on outside the frame.
The delight we find in what we do is in some way lost in the moment, but captured in our memories.
We don’t only need films, we need films that beget films.
what is going to make this bright and shiny thing awesome isn’t finishing. It’s all the little, unexpected details you discover trying to start.
Develop a point of view. Think about what experiences you have that many others do not. Then, think of what experiences you have that almost everyone else has. Then, mix those two things and try to make someone cry or laugh or feel understood.
someone once told me that we come to other people’s creative work out of a secret desire and hope that someone understands us better than we understand ourselves