March 21, 2015 at 6:03AM
This question is not related to any sort of editing or film-making techniques; but just a small doubt that I will be thankful if given views and suggestions on.
Pardon me, if at all, if this is a stupid question.
How important is it for a film-maker to see classics (from Lumier Brothers, Sergei Eisenstein, Bergman to Kurosawa etc). To be honest other than the present generation of movie-makers (Hollywood, India and some from Europe) I have not seen much. It it a severe ‘mistake’? Is it that I am missing on the basics?
Yes perhaps as a film-maker one must be well equipped with the masters but at the same time don’t we have the tendency to be temped by their styles? Personally I love fast editing and am always fascinated with flashes and jump cuts and it is very hard for me to overcome this influence.
Can some one please suggest?
Once again, if ever this is too silly question, please forgive me.