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Filmmaking tips from a legend – Interview with Francis Ford Coppola

from the EOSHD forum.

1) Write and direct original screenplays

2) Make them with the most modern technology available

3) Self-finance them

EOSHD takes a look at Francis Ford Coppola’s approach to filmmaking with the help of the 99%

Francis Ford Coppola (Apocalypse Now, The Godfather) did this (very candid) interview with the 99% a blog by Behance (not related to the anti-capitialst movement)…Rather than just re-print it all I going to give you what I think are the most crucial bits of advice and my thoughts on it…

Filmmaking can never be mastered

“I just finished a film a few days ago, and I came home and said I learned so much today. So if I can come home from working on a little film after doing it for 45 years and say that – that shows something about the cinema”

A director is constantly coming up against new techniques and technologies. Coppola has a 3D section in his latest movie which is inspired by a drunken dream. To stay on top of the new stuff is vital. The world is a dynamically shifting place. Before you master something it will change. Coppola says he refused to teach a Master Class because he believes he’s still a student. I believe the best way to learn filmmaking is to just do it.

Read the rest of this article from the EOSHD Forum.

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