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How to become a celebrated film director

This article was written by Lynden Barber.

“There is no official, sanctified path into film directing, as former video-store clerk Quentin Tarantino reminded everyone within earshot for years. For every film-school graduate sitting in the big canvas chair there’s someone who has honed their skills in music clips, television and cinema commercials or, for that matter, theatre, photography, writing or art.

A background in another art form is certainly no impediment to success in film. Since cinema is a medium combining many practices – sound, visual design, storytelling, costumes, photography, drama, acting – artists with visual and story sense and strong leadership qualities have a better than average chance of rising to the directorial occasion.”

Read the rest of this article from The Australian.

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