Agreed. I was pretty bored during that. Yeah, the effects are cool, but it's like the story and acting were merely props to show us VFX. If metaphysical war porn is what you're looking for then this is your ticket.
What does it weigh???
If you close your eyes and listen, dude sounds just like Chris Pratt.
Nice $500 kit by the way, pretty handy.
FYI, you can do the same thing with underwater housings.
I had an SPL housing that had a bad thread and was able to fix it using the same method.
1. Finding the courage to pursue an idea. I guess it's confidence really. The confidence to select one idea and throw everything you have at it. It's like a blind hail mary...it's terrifying.
2. None. All the information is at my disposal. I really don't worry about tech stuff anymore thanks to resources like NFS.
3. Find crew. I live just south of LA and it's still tough trying to find good people. Craigslist sucks and there's really not much else out there that can provide the experienced crew you need to film something properly. Filmmaking takes a family, and sometimes I wish I did go to film school in order to have those relationships that could help me bring my ideas to life.
4. Director interviews. Would be really great to see some long form interviews. Podcast or written would be more than enough. Tim Ferriss did a great one with Jon Favreau.
That was absolutely wonderful, thanks for sharing. That video perfectly summarizes his work. I watched "The Wind Rises" a couple of nights ago and was blown away by the emotions displayed. He truly is a master.