Am I dreaming?! So hopeful of what I'll see when some footage is posted!
Okay - it's worth a shot... Dear Santa... I can explain...
Well said, Christian Reyes.
I'd say to young people who wish to make films - while it may be easy to say "Yes, I want to be a filmmaker." - the path is not an easy one. Flexibility is fundamental to any successful pursuit. You must learn to roll with the punches - recalculate your course whenever obstacles appear, because they will - but never loose sight of your goals. And never take the journey for granted - it IS the destination. When you choose what you are going to do to earn a living for the next 40+ years, remember that you will be getting up every day to go do whatever it is you have chosen. You might as well choose to do that which makes your heart happy. When you love what you are doing, it is never "work" - it is pure joy. And, when the career is over and you "retire" you will likely look back over the years and then you will find yourself making one of two ultimate assessments: either you are glad you did, or you wish that you had. Make your life count. And don't be afraid to fail. Every failure teaches a lesson. Learn from it and grow from it and do better on the next film. You will never stop learning. Plan. Prepare. Appreciate the value of other professionals and always strive for excellence - perfection is never going to happen. Be glad you did. And mention me in your Oscar acceptance speech, okay? Cheers!
I was not prepared to be so pleasantly amazed. First, I love YOUR style. Secondly, and I can't really believe I'm saying this, I can not find a single solitary point in your argument with which to object! Someone who actually shares my feelings and love for the entire Harry Potter experience. Amazing. Rewarding. Confirming. Justification. It is entirely possible, magic or not, that I may have just become your biggest fan. Well done. Cheers!