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Director Stories

Herzog on the Obscenity of the Jungle

Some interesting comments from fabled German filmmaker Werner Herzog during the making of Fitzcarraldo: “Kinski says [the jungle] is full of erotic elements. It’s not so much erotic, but full of obscenity. Nature here is vile and base. I wouldn’t see anything erotic here. I…

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Mindset

The Prince and the Magician

This story comes up in numerous NLP sources, where it’s used primarily as a metaphor for NLP. I also see it as a metaphor for many aspects of filmmaking. So I post it here for those who have not yet had the pleasure of stumbling…

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Mindset

How Reframing Can Help Your Filmmaking

NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) is an incredible tool to use in all areas of your life, including filmmaking. But what areas of filmmaking can NLP be used in? Ever heard of failure? What about negativity? Getting caught in a rut and feeling like you’re just not…

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Director Stories

20 Directors and How They Made It

I wanted to investigate how various directors broke into film, how they “made it.” I tried to select filmmakers from a wide breadth of backgrounds, nationalities and experiences. Obviously, this won’t be a comprehensive list of everything that’s possible, but these examples cover many of…

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