What about me?
They day I leave film school and enter the big bad world, is the day ill call myself a director. I have only ever wanted to be a director before film school, during film school and I guarantee after film school as-well. I’ve started to delve into the art of cinematography as well in the latter part of uni. I’ve begun to appreciate the skill and furness that goes into lighting and directing the camera on set.
After watching the documentary ‘Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmakers Apocalypse’ I realised how much I wanted to be a director and have my vision put onto the cinema screen. This clip below was the point in which I knew that filmmaking was the world I wanted to live in.
I have always said to myself that the type of director I want to be, is a diplomatic leader on set who incorporates the skill of the whole team. I like being in control, but I like more having at least one maybe a second person who I can work with or work off to create a beautiful picture. I have always usually used my cinematographer on projects as my right hand man. This has therefore made me fall in love with cinematography as well. Its made me realise how important it is as a leader to know to some extent every role.
Over the past year in particular, I’ve made it a goal of mine to research as much as I can about directors and their styles, techniques and ways of working as I can. I research and I research so I can see what people do right, what I believe people do wrong so I can inform and start to craft my own particular style.