Such amazing history, artistry and craftsmanship! Thanks for sharing!
A great listen! Thanks for making me aware of Lynn Hirschberg's podcast, I'm always looking for more shows that directly converse with writer/directors like The Q+A with Jeff Goldsmith and the DGA podcast.
Haha too true. I get the weekly email from them and I always open up 10-20 tabs--and of course they all have long videos attached that I must watch at some point so I just leave them up forever.
A great reminder and inspiration--thank you! Limitations should be embraced! The "Someday Folder" is a good idea for a label.
The bottom line is to choose daily to take action and move forward with your idea. I am definitely guilty of working on too many things at once--or not at all! I feel unsure about which idea I should be developing or I am insecure about my writing so I just jump back and forth between projects. I also feel an imbalance because I want my next project to be a feature but it is so challenging and complicated to write that I sometimes think that I should just focus on a short so I can move forward with something new sooner for that instant gratification. But then when will I ever work on my first feature film? It feels like a vicious cycle at times but I just have to power through it--and articles like this (though they can aid in procrastination as I took time to read it all and write out this comment) provide some necessary motivation.
My dog skip made me cry! I swear with every movie it's always the animals that get you! A 100 people could be killed in a film, but if someone kills a dog--IT'S ON!
It is a relief to be able to relate to what these big names advise.
A great quote I always go back to is: "Nothing is written, everything is rewritten."
We've got to follow two rules 1) Start 2) Don't quit.