Tuesday, January 22, 2008
A director's confession
Being a film director has got to be the most exhilarating job ever. You have to use all your creativity, ingenuity, intelligence, diplomacy and communication skills. Yet at the end of the shooting day you don't feel exhausted, but invigorated, alive. Sure, there are days when I had gone for another take, or filmed another shot, or treated a scene differently. But these are but small quibbles. The important thing is the process, and this is one of the most enjoyable crews I've ever been on. Everyday I go to work in a great mood. Compared to being on the set, the rest of my time feels half empty, as if I'm merely sleep walking through life. There's only two more shooting days to go, and I'm already missing the gang.