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I wasn't searching for a common denominator - I started wondering about the challenge of working in other cultures. What I reached was the sudden acknowledgment of the universal aspect of filmmaking. ~ Abbas Kiarostami
Filmmaking quotes by Abbas Kiarostami
It is really important that young people find something that they want to do and pursue it with passion. I'm very passionate about filmmaking. It's what I love to do. ~ Spike Lee
Filmmaking quotes by Spike Lee
Filmmaking, like any other art, is a very profound means of human communication; beyond the professional pleasure of succeeding or the pain of failing, you do want your film to be seen, to communicate itself to other people. ~ Kenneth Lonergan
Filmmaking quotes by Kenneth Lonergan
Collaborating on a film script involves two people sitting in a room separated by the silence of two minds working together. ~ Darlene Craviotto
Filmmaking quotes by Darlene Craviotto
But I would say maybe just from an actress's perspective, probably 'Woman Under the Influence' is the best movie of all time. The style of filmmaking and the performances ... you don't feel like you're watching a film. ~ Olivia Thirlby
Filmmaking quotes by Olivia Thirlby
The willful amnesia afflicting the sciences in general contrasts sharply with the importance given to memory by the humanities. Literature, philosophy, politics, and the visual arts, including photography and filmmaking, feed on memory. Practitioners of the humanities need memory to deepen and refine their thinking. ~ James Hillman
Filmmaking quotes by James Hillman
Before I go off and direct a movie, I always look at four films. They tend to be The Seven Samurai, Lawrence Of Arabia, It's A Wonderful Life and The Searchers. ~ Steven Spielberg
Filmmaking quotes by Steven Spielberg
That's what I always loved about [Federico] Fellini's films: You see the weird joy of the weird filmmaking family and the abstract craziness that goes along with it, and there's something about it that's quite beautiful. ~ Tim Burton
Filmmaking quotes by Tim Burton
If you think about filmmaking as an entire spectrum, starting with the writer and ending with maybe the marketing department, the actor's contribution is a rather slender band. ~ William Mapother
Filmmaking quotes by William Mapother
I foresee no possibility of venturing into themes showing a closer view of reality for a long time to come. The public itself will not have it. What it wants is a gun and a girl. ~ D.W. Griffith
Filmmaking quotes by D.W. Griffith
I suppose once in a while, a filmmaker makes a movie that's more than just a sum of its parts, more than good acting or good filmmaking. It's something else that has nothing to do with what you've done. This is in 1999, made by people in 1999 for people in 1999 about people in 1999. ~ Sam Mendes
Filmmaking quotes by Sam Mendes
In order to get [Mean Streets] made I had to learn how to make a movie," says Scorsese. "I didn't learn how to make a movie in film school. What you learned in film school was to express yourself with pictures and sound. But learning to make a movie is totally different. ~ Peter Biskind
Filmmaking quotes by Peter Biskind
I think people like Lena Dunham really opened up the door to what was possible, and they've inspired young women to go into filmmaking and writing and directing and acting in a way that maybe they didn't before, because now there is a path and there are jobs. ~ Judd Apatow
Filmmaking quotes by Judd Apatow
All tales, then, are at some level a journey into the woods to find the missing part of us, to retrieve it and make ourselves whole. Storytelling is as simple - and complex - as that. That's the pattern. That's how we tell stories. ~ John Yorke
Filmmaking quotes by John Yorke
Nobody will ever notice that. Filmmaking is not about the tiny details. It's about the big picture. ~ Ed Wood
Filmmaking quotes by Ed Wood
What I want to do with my filmmaking is help kids experience the truth and wisdom of nature no matter where they are, whether or not they have the opportunity to go to a national park. ~ Louie Schwartzberg
Filmmaking quotes by Louie Schwartzberg
What's great about documentary, it seems to me, is that it can be experimental filmmaking. You have a license to do a lot of diverse things under the umbrella of 'documentary.' ~ Errol Morris
Filmmaking quotes by Errol Morris
I always say that I am a big fan of films but I am an even bigger fan of the filmmaking craft. ~ Fede Alvarez
Filmmaking quotes by Fede Alvarez
When I started my filmmaking journey 17 years ago, I honestly didn't know what a documentary film was. ~ Tony Kaye
Filmmaking quotes by Tony Kaye
Cinema is a matter of what's in the frame and what's out ~ Martin Scorsese
Filmmaking quotes by Martin Scorsese
Thhe essence of documentary filmmaking is how you manipulate the material to create an emotional impact, as opposed to just delivering information. ~ Richard Ray Perez
Filmmaking quotes by Richard Ray Perez
I see myself as an explorer more than a storyteller. A great storyteller, in control of her craft, must be the same person when she finishes telling a story as she was at the start. But I want to be transformed by my filmmaking, by the journey I take. ~ Joshua Oppenheimer
Filmmaking quotes by Joshua Oppenheimer
Filmmaking is really connected to life and all of the expressions that different arts found to allow access to life. Filmmaking touches on all of it. ~ Wim Wenders
Filmmaking quotes by Wim Wenders
Most filmmaking is about shaking hands and just starting. ~ Abel Ferrara
Filmmaking quotes by Abel Ferrara
The most honest form of filmmaking is to make a film for yourself. ~ Peter Jackson
Filmmaking quotes by Peter Jackson
It was really bizarre, that Sabzian business. You know I had no interest in being photographed before this incident. But then not just Sabzian - many other people started pretending they were me! One of them actually got married while pretending he was me! My face became publicly recognizable soon after I decided to have a few photographs of me available in public to prevent these sorts of identity thefts. It is really pathetic, if you think of it. Filmmakers and filmmaking is so popular in Iran because all other forms of expression have been denied to people. ~ Mohsen Makhmalbaf
Filmmaking quotes by Mohsen Makhmalbaf
Most of my films have been documentaries, but I'm also very interested in narrative filmmaking. ~ Barbara Kopple
Filmmaking quotes by Barbara Kopple
It's all about loyalty and collaboration, gathering your gang around you, finding your soulmate in filmmaking because it is a collaborative process. When failure happens, that family you gathered regroups around you and gives you the fresh energy you're lacking. ~ Matthew Jacobs
Filmmaking quotes by Matthew Jacobs
Meanwhile, back at reality..."- G.Lucas ~ Robert Lynn Asprin
Filmmaking quotes by Robert Lynn Asprin
I'm happy that I feel a little less out of place in filmmaking than I once was - but it's almost impossible for a playwright in the U.S. to make a living. You can have a play, like I did with 'Angels,' and it still generates income for me, but it's not enough for me to live on and have health insurance. ~ Tony Kushner
Filmmaking quotes by Tony Kushner
My filmmaking style of remixing came out of necessity. When I was a film theory student at UC Berkeley in the early 1990s, there were no film production facilities. The only way I learned to tell stories on film was by re-cutting and splicing together celluloid of old movies, early animated films, home films, sound slug - anything I could get my hands on. ~ Elisa Kreisinger
Filmmaking quotes by Elisa Kreisinger
I try to do as much as I can, every facet of filmmaking. ~ Osric Chau
Filmmaking quotes by Osric Chau
I'm a curious guy. I can't turn away from an investigative story, when it comes to the forensic analysis. I've done 33 dives, to the titanic wreck site. I've spent over 50 hours piloting robotic vehicles at that wreck trying to piece together what happened during the disaster. How the ship broke up, comparing the historical record with the forensic record. Documentaries are kind of my new life. I love documentary filmmaking. ~ James Cameron
Filmmaking quotes by James Cameron
There are no rules in filmmaking. Only sins. And the cardinal sin is dullness. ~ Frank Capra
Filmmaking quotes by Frank Capra
Making music videos, I try to bring musicians into the logistics of filmmaking, and I try to preserve whatever's of value and achievable in their idea. If it's something I can't achieve, I tell them straight. You want to make sure that the artist really loves the idea and is committed to it, otherwise they're not going to feel great when they're up there miming it. ~ Adria Petty
Filmmaking quotes by Adria Petty
Or take this girl, for example. At a meeting just outside Paris, a fifteen-year-old girl came up to me and said that she'd been to see [The Double Life of] Véronique. She'd gone once, twice, three times and only wanted to say one thing really - that she realized that there is such a thing as a soul. She hadn't known before, but now she knew that the soul does exist. There's something very beautiful in that. It was worth making Véronique for that girl. It was worth working for a year, sacrificing all that money, energy, time, patience, torturing yourself, killing yourself, taking thousands of decisions, so that one young girl in Paris should realize that there is such a thing as a soul. It's worth it. ~ Krzysztof Kieslowski
Filmmaking quotes by Krzysztof Kieslowski
We see not because everything is visible, but because something always defies the eye, persisting beyond the remit of mere representation. This something, which Pasolini endeavors to situate at the heart of filmmaking, is preceisely 'that which always escapes from the grasp of that form of vision that is satisfied with itself in imagining itself as consicousness' (Lacan, 1998). ~ Fabio Vighi
Filmmaking quotes by Fabio Vighi
Filmmaking quotes by Andrei Tarkovsky
I like figuring out where I need to be mentally so that I'm not thinking about the camera and that it's second nature. I want to get to a place where I can exist within the confines of what you can do with filmmaking and not have to think about it. ~ Anna Kendrick
Filmmaking quotes by Anna Kendrick
What I do like is hiking. And that's what filmmaking is. It's a hike. It's challenging and exhausting, and you don't know what the terrain is going to be or necessarily even which direction you're going in ... but it sure is beautiful. ~ Joss Whedon
Filmmaking quotes by Joss Whedon
The majority of the filmmaking process is in pre-production. The more you've planned out the more freedom there is on set to find new stuff, to play around, find new jokes and let the actors kind of breathe - but it needs to come from a place where it's completely structured. ~ Vin Diesel
Filmmaking quotes by Vin Diesel
An average director directs. A good director leads and follows at the same time. ~ Kensington Gore
Filmmaking quotes by Kensington Gore
I'm going in a really weird I-don't-know-where direction, but I prefer anything [different] from how standardized filmmaking has become. ~ Gus Van Sant
Filmmaking quotes by Gus Van Sant
It's all about this abstract entity called the story. It's all about the best way to tell the story, and to make a movie about the issues that this story is about. Filmmaking is storytelling, for me. ~ Jose Padilha
Filmmaking quotes by Jose Padilha
Tell yourself that the world is outside, that it's not to be hidden from you, that you are going to thrust yourself forward and be relaxed in the world. You have chosen a field where you're going to be hurt to the blood. But to retreat from the pain is death ~ Stella Adler
Filmmaking quotes by Stella Adler
Most people don't know what they want or feel. And for everyone, myself included, It's very difficult to say what you mean when what you mean is painful. The most difficult thing in the world is to reveal yourself, to express what you have to ... As an artist, I feel that we must try many things - but above all, we must dare to fail. You must have the courage to be bad - to be willing to risk everything to really express it all. ~ John Cassavetes
Filmmaking quotes by John Cassavetes
It's incredible to see the creativity, beauty and hardships people capture when filmmaking is opened up and shared with the world. ~ Jehane Noujaim
Filmmaking quotes by Jehane Noujaim
I was going to design sports cars, but my father came to my college to visit me. At the time he was making a picture in Sweden and he took me there with him. I got to see Ingmar Bergman's company and I thought, 'Gee, filmmaking is a lot more fun than sports cars,' so I decided to follow him and go into acting. ~ James Cromwell
Filmmaking quotes by James Cromwell
I spent several years in the film finance business, but I returned to what I loved most about the industry - actual filmmaking, producing, writing and directing. ~ Gabriel Campisi
Filmmaking quotes by Gabriel Campisi
I am co-writing a screenplay now and I'm working on the rights to another story I want to do. So I plan to produce and direct. So, for me, I don't really feel that I am vulnerable to that sad baggage that comes with the business of filmmaking. ~ Kerry Washington
Filmmaking quotes by Kerry Washington
I want to put everything I think I've learned about filmmaking and storytelling and put it to the test in other areas. ~ Peter Jackson
Filmmaking quotes by Peter Jackson
The 90s were the decade in which studio filmmaking became a much more purely corporatized process, when their crassness ceased to operate on such a relatively individual scale. ~ Matthew Specktor
Filmmaking quotes by Matthew Specktor
The first thing I look for, in addition to a performer's range, is a performer's look in comparison to the character. That is very important to me as a casting director. ("The Making of Dual Mania: Filmmaking Chicago Style," 2018) ~ Cat Ellington
Filmmaking quotes by Cat Ellington
Everything about filmmaking is incredibly weird, and there's nothing natural about watching yourself on the big screen or hearing your voice. It's that same thing that you feel when you watch yourself on a video camera and you hate the sound of your voice - it's that times 800. ~ Eddie Redmayne
Filmmaking quotes by Eddie Redmayne
The excitement about independent filmmaking is that they're a little more open to taking chances. The studios are a little more careful, as far as who they choose for their film and what they're known for and staying in the genre because they know what works. ~ Malin Akerman
Filmmaking quotes by Malin Akerman
I think, at the end of the day, filmmaking is a team, but eventually there's got to be a captain. ~ Ridley Scott
Filmmaking quotes by Ridley Scott
We have seven pillars of development. India has a cutting edge information technology industry. We are setting up a technology park. We would like to see technology penetration iin education. Besides, we would like to see cooperation in industries like fashion, filmmaking, ship-building, education, health and energy. ~ Kamla Persad-Bissessar
Filmmaking quotes by Kamla Persad-Bissessar
I really got into filmmaking through photography. ~ Todd Phillips
Filmmaking quotes by Todd Phillips
I got into filmmaking in order to tell very personal stories, and in this day and age, the opportunity seems all the more precious. ~ Ira Sachs
Filmmaking quotes by Ira Sachs
Filmmaking is a chance to live many lifetimes. ~ Robert Altman
Filmmaking quotes by Robert Altman
The field (of filmmaking) is suddenly sexy, ... so it's deluged with these wannabes who say 'I don't want to be a secret agent, I'll be a filmmaker.' I think a lot of people are really kind of naive. ~ John Landis
Filmmaking quotes by John Landis
I am not an actress. I am a mistress of disguise. Acting happens to be one of the perks ~ Janna Cachola
Filmmaking quotes by Janna Cachola
Filmmaking is essentially about entertainment, but it's amazing to realize that it has this other muscle that could actually help. Do you know what I mean? People permit entertainment to wash over them, but every once and a while, entertainment - and this is entertaining - also galvanizes something else and that would be a really good thing to have happen in this case. ~ Ken Burns
Filmmaking quotes by Ken Burns
I see filmmaking as a business and pity anyone who regards it as an art form. ~ Herschell Gordon Lewis
Filmmaking quotes by Herschell Gordon Lewis
If I've seen the movie, it means it's an influence on my own filmmaking. Every movie has a reflection in 'Night Watch.' ~ Timur Bekmambetov
Filmmaking quotes by Timur Bekmambetov
'Jurassic Park' was able to get away with big, dynamic filmmaking that might be out of place in another kind of story. ~ Colin Trevorrow
Filmmaking quotes by Colin Trevorrow
Some men don't gel when it comes to work - you have different work ethics, different opinions, different points of views, different methods of filmmaking - and we didn't gel. ~ Antoine Fuqua
Filmmaking quotes by Antoine Fuqua
There's a thing I really mind hearing, when someone says: "That's not my kind of film, I don't want to go and see that ... " I don't believe that, I don't believe that it's possible to write off a whole genre of filmmaking - "oh I don't like subtitled films", or "I don't like black and white films", or I don't like films made before or after, a certain date" - I don't believe that. ~ Tilda Swinton
Filmmaking quotes by Tilda Swinton
Los Angeles is Hollywood and Hollywood is Hollywood Blvd. It's the first thing you want to see. It's the only thing really that you know about as far as Los Angeles is concerned. And so you go and you look at Joan Crawford's hands and feet and the whole history of American filmmaking is encapsulated in that one little area on that one street. That street, to me, has always been the street of dream. ~ Helen Mirren
Filmmaking quotes by Helen Mirren
There is a straight-forward definition for 'Independent Filmmaking'. The term references a group of films that are financed by money that comes from outside the studio system. In a literal sense that is what it means. ~ Andrew Neel
Filmmaking quotes by Andrew Neel
I had no education in filmmaking. I started with a 8mm camera. I made 34 films, and little by little I gained more experience in filming. ~ Bahman Ghobadi
Filmmaking quotes by Bahman Ghobadi
Talent is less important in filmmaking than patience. ~ Terry Gilliam
Filmmaking quotes by Terry Gilliam
Adaptations are fun for me because they connect to the idea of filmmaking I had when I was a kid. I would see a movie and think: 'I'm gonna make that movie.' ~ Noah Baumbach
Filmmaking quotes by Noah Baumbach
Some people live, eat and breathe art, and they love acting and filmmaking. I've got other loves. I love animals. I love teaching. I love kids. That's always something in the back of my mind. ~ Kay Panabaker
Filmmaking quotes by Kay Panabaker
I think documentary filmmaking is a braver way to make films because it's real, and you're really there. ~ Jamie Bell
Filmmaking quotes by Jamie Bell
Directing, editing, and everything about filmmaking has definitely changed me as an actor. ~ James Franco
Filmmaking quotes by James Franco
We've kind of grown up in a post-Star Wars era, and what Star Wars did to cinema, in terms of an explosion of that kind of blockbuster culture. It's thrown up a generation of geeks. With the evolution of computer games and the Internet, that's all impacted on us as a generation, and affected the creative element of that generation enormously. So whereas the different schools of filmmaking. ~ Simon Pegg
Filmmaking quotes by Simon Pegg
At times doc filmmaking feels more rewarding creatively. Because you are creating something out of pure cinema - instead of narrative cinema, where you've got a script and a cast and you build from your foundation, whereas in documentary, you're building out of chaos. ~ George Hickenlooper
Filmmaking quotes by George Hickenlooper
Filmmaking is a difficult process. There are the logistics of making a film. You have to do your part, and then change the entire thing around to do someone else's part. A lot of the magic is lost, in between that, and you have to figure out how to get it back. ~ Aaron Eckhart
Filmmaking quotes by Aaron Eckhart
Filmmaking is something I have to do. It's not something I particularly want to do. ~ Peter Mullan
Filmmaking quotes by Peter Mullan
Filmmaking is such a collaboration. At a certain point, I suppose you do have to let go and trust the people you're working with. ~ Madonna Ciccone
Filmmaking quotes by Madonna Ciccone
I'm sure I can make a movie that doesn't feel like a seventies movie! But the truth is, that's my favorite era in American filmmaking. To me, those were the great years. ~ Ben Affleck
Filmmaking quotes by Ben Affleck
Games have has as much an impact on Hollywood filmmaking as MTV music videos did. ~ Bruce Feirstein
Filmmaking quotes by Bruce Feirstein
Filmmaking is a completely imperfect art form that takes years and, over those years, the movie tells you what it is. Mistakes happen, accidents happen and true great films are the results of those mistakes and the decisions that those directors make during those moments. ~ Jason Reitman
Filmmaking quotes by Jason Reitman
I found my father's Super8mm film camera when I was around eight years old and started shooting with it. I had no idea what I was doing at the time, but that's really where my filmmaking began. ~ Gabriel Campisi
Filmmaking quotes by Gabriel Campisi
Filmmaking is the antechamber that enables the brain to speak to the language of drifting consciousness and daydreams – a misty reality that can only be imagined in the intersection between analysis and possible interpretations ~ On Joseph Bernard
Filmmaking quotes by On Joseph Bernard
My roommate at Yale University introduced me to the auteur theory of filmmaking. I soon became a big fan of the works of John Ford, Kenji Mizoguchi, Ernst Lubitsch, and Stan Brakhage. I then decided to make my own films! ~ Lloyd Kaufman
Filmmaking quotes by Lloyd Kaufman
It's just the overall lack of privacy. I've always been a very shy person and so it invades that a lot. It goes with the territory so I'm very grateful to be able to do what I do. I love it and I love acting. I love being on set. I love the whole practice of filmmaking but the lack of privacy is hard. Fans are amazing because for the most part it's just love that they are sending to you. It's beautiful. ~ Austin Butler
Filmmaking quotes by Austin Butler
I've been extremely lucky to work with Elmer Bernstein, Howard Shore over the years, but I've always imagined films with my own scores, because I don't come from that world or that period of filmmaking. And so how could I make up my own score on a film like this where it isn't necessarily made up of popular music from the radio or the period; it isn't necessarily classical music. But what if it's modern symphonic music? ~ Martin Scorsese
Filmmaking quotes by Martin Scorsese
The advice you give to young directors for sure is to go out and become some version of a successful movie actor. Do that first and say yes to people like Terrence Malick and Clint Eastwood and Woody Allen when they come and offer you movies. It's a great front row seat to filmmaking. ~ Sean Penn
Filmmaking quotes by Sean Penn
Even in traditional filmmaking, you're always trying to find novel ways of telling stories, and this is different. ~ Rick Heinrichs
Filmmaking quotes by Rick Heinrichs
Filmmaking in general is just really where I'm putting all of my energy. ~ Renee O'Connor
Filmmaking quotes by Renee O'Connor
Documentaries for me always felt kind of limiting. I wanted to go bigger. And I also love actors, and I love performance. So feature filmmaking was always the intent. ~ Peter Landesman
Filmmaking quotes by Peter Landesman
For me, I see filmmaking as art. ~ Emily Browning
Filmmaking quotes by Emily Browning
I'm drawn to filmmaking that can transport me. Film can immerse you, put you there. ~ Kathryn Bigelow
Filmmaking quotes by Kathryn Bigelow
A long-playing full shot is what always separates the men from the boys. Anybody can make movies with a pair of scissors and a two-inch lens. ~ Orson Welles
Filmmaking quotes by Orson Welles
I love editing. It's one of my favorite parts about filmmaking. ~ Steven Spielberg
Filmmaking quotes by Steven Spielberg
I like racing. I love the speed and I'm a very kinetic person in terms of filmmaking. I love the movement of film more than anything else. ~ George Lucas
Filmmaking quotes by George Lucas
Woody is so musical in his filmmaking. I've never worked with anyone I've trusted so completely. He won't let you hit a false note. ~ Dianne Wiest
Filmmaking quotes by Dianne Wiest
I usually get involved in the interviews about the animators and the filmmaking in general, because I had a chance.I got to know, not only Marc Davis, but Frank Thomas, Artie Johnson, Ward Kimball, all these great animators, and just ask them all these questions about how they did certain things, what their trials and errors were, the ups and downs. ~ Andreas Deja
Filmmaking quotes by Andreas Deja
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