Posts Tagged ‘advice’

Bunch of Directors

Posted: June 26, 2016 in -
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And a bunch of actors…

 

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24 Pieces of Filmmaking & Life Advice
2. There is nothing wrong with spending a night in jail if it means getting the shot you need.

 

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Everyone’s full of it.
Slow day.

Let me add one. If you’re dumb, don’t write screenplays.*

* That also applies if you’re stupid, lazy, illiterate, or just some flavor of douchebag.

No Budget Film Tips

Posted: March 23, 2015 in -
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SXSW: How to Make Something From Nothing, the No-Budget Way

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Wim Wenders’ 50 Golden Rules of Moviemaking

 

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Assorted stuff from the bowels of WordPress.  My only comment on this business and the icky money stuff: don’t be a whore.  Even the lowest rungs are filled with whores, mostly of the intellectual variety, but also literally.

That’s why I’m starting with Jim Jarmusch, and some of the greatest advice yet.

“People who finance films, distribute films, promote films and exhibit films are not filmmakers. They are not interested in letting filmmakers define and dictate the way they do their business, so filmmakers should have no interest in allowing them to dictate the way a film is made. Carry a gun if necessary.”