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What skills do you need to be a director?

Your passion for movies, music, visual effects and motion picture making in general. How will you spend your day? Take a 30 minute walk and write. Who’s on your list of directors? I’ve had an amazing amount of conversations with directors, including the greats. They all have something to offer and are looking for a […]

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Can you work in film without a degree?

Yes (and I do!). There’s an enormous number of things that I’m not good at, and it’s hard to find somebody who is really good by themselves who has a degree. I’m not even looking hard enough. I can’t tell you my personal journey in working towards making it to make your degree a useful […]

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How do you become a cinematographer?

I’m a filmmaker. It’s my job to make movies. My job is to make movies. It’s more than just the cinematography of it. You have to have a story. That’s not so easy, is it? And so I look at this job not only as an opportunity, but I look at it also as an […]

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Is filmmaking a good career?

Is it fun? Does it fulfill a desire to live in another place where the work has value beyond a personal profit? Does it bring you pleasure in a way that will help to inspire you for the rest of your life? Will it give you the satisfaction of being in a place that is […]

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Do you need math to be a filmmaker?

Of course you need math! I know it sounds like a contradiction but in a good way. If math doesn’t cut it for you, don’t worry about it. Go back to your work on the bus or if you’re good at math, you can do some visual proof of it. The key is knowing what […]