Creative Director of StanDan Productions
I have found film to be one of the best forms of telling alternative stories to our culture's worldview. The cinemas have replaced the cathedrals. Captivate your audience and you can tell them most anything you want. Influential leaders throughout history have used this medium to do just that, albeit for good or for ill. The question is not, "Does it work?" but "For what end is it working?" May our labors be for that which is good, true, and beautiful.
Darious ... where can I get more of your delicious material? Is YouTube the only other place you hang out?
Thanks Emerson ... I've been trying to ask more successful people than me to know how they did it (or are still doing it). We've tapped into a commercial market that has gotten us some good income, but I never want to assume that I have it made. I always want to be learning.
Emerson, what would you recommend as the best way to earn/get/win money so that a new filmmaker could have a budget?
One way that I spot mediocre performances is by giving the talent a range of directions ... if they show little change then I don't use them. If they are too extreme, I might consider them (only if they can bring it back down). It really depends on the role I'm looking for ...