Wednesday, March 14, 2012


Some great insights that I find useful from Oscar-nominated directors:

Alexander Payne
“editing is the ongoing process of disguising how bad the film really is.”

Steve McQueen
"I want to work WITH people, I don't necessarily want to work FOR people."

Also refers to film (specifically editing) as a [rewarding] conversation.

“I’m running, I”m not chasing… I’m trying to do as much as I can before I fall down. I’m interested in stuff which is in the air, that you can’t see. But how can you put it on film? It’s like catching butterflies.”
Mike Mills
“If I’m going to die tomorrow, this is the best story I’ve got. This is my best chance to try to communicate something about being human.”

Borrowed from NoFilmSchool

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