Timothy and Alrik discuss their point of views as filmmakers, why would anyone care what you have to say and where does that POV come from?
Show Notes / Links
The Daily Struggle
- Timothy talks about Haunted Toy House being sent to a production company which focuses on making films for Vimeo on Demand. https://vimeo.com/ondemand
- Alrik talks a little bit about sending Brother to film festivals and getting the film out into the world.
- Eli Roth Quote about what reaction he wants from his audience.
“You don’t make movies like the kind that I make to be universally loved,” Roth tells Rolling Stone. “You make them because you want to provoke and you want a reaction. The best thing that people can say is, ‘I couldn’t watch it’ or ‘ I watched it with my eyes closed.’ If I’ve really done my job as a director, nobody can actually watch your movie. They’re watching the inside of their hand. You don’t want people walking out of a movie; you want them running out of the theater screaming. When that happens, that’s like a standing ovation for me.”
- Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/eli-roth-doesnt-care-if-you-hate-the-green-inferno-20150928
Topic of the Week
- Why is having a distinct point of view as a filmmaker important?
- This video comes from Film Courage and is part of what inspired this discussion although we don’t mention it on the podcast itself.
- What’s Timothy’s POV?
- What’s Alrik’s POV?
- Where do they come from?
- Does having a brand as a filmmaker matter?
- David Fincher on branding
“You can’t take everything on. That’s why when people ask how does this film fit into my oeuvre. I say ‘I don’t know. I don’t think in those terms’. If I did, I might become incapacitated by fear… How do you eat a whale? One bite at a time. How do you shoot a 150-day movie? You shoot it one day at a time.” – David FincherFincher has spoken on multiple occasions about his “brand” and his dislike for being branded. His solution is not acknowledging it when it comes to attaching himself to projects or making creative decisions. He hates it when marketing departments put “From director David Fincher” on posters.” —> Read more at Film School Rejects: http://filmschoolrejects.com/features/6-filmmaking-tips-from-david-fincher.php
Shameless Plugs/Things to Share
Alrik’s documentary Naturally Gifted Athletes: It’s a Band
Timothy’s short film The Lost Coast
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