A film is the artistic expression of the director, and different directors have various approaches to make their films unique and their own. Filmmaking is a tough business, and a few simple words of encouragement from world-renowned directors don't hurt. After all, their years of work in the industry gave them the wisdom and expertise that you can't learn in film school. Here is a list of some words of wisdom from 24 of the best directors.
Filmmaker Quotes: Scorsese, del Toro, Disney, Capra, Godard & Woody Allen ⋆ FilmmakerIQ.com
A collection of inspiring and thought provoking quotes from great filmmakers of the past and present.
Directors on filmmaking | Film4 Self Portraits
Quentin Tarantino, David Fincher, Steve McQueen, Peter Jackson, Lone Scherfig and more talk candidly to Film4 about the art of directing.Subscribe to Film4 f...
6 Filmmaking Tips from Rainer Werner Fassbinder – Film School Rejects
Ceaselessly creative and driven yet relentlessly insecure to the point of self-loathing, Rainer Werner Fassbinder was both an exceptionally high-functioning and often troubled filmmaker. As a gay man…
5 Lessons Rogue Indie Director Chantal Akerman Can Teach You About Filmmaking
Chantal Akerman, the Belgian director of revolutionary films like Jeanne Dielman, 23, quai du commerce, 1080 Bruxelles, has passed away.
100 Famous Directors’ Rules of Filmmaking
Artistic expression is an assertion of individuality, and all artists compose their work differently. In the case of filmmaking, there are numerous approaches to translating a story to celluloid. I…
Get Inspired By Stanley Kubrick's Rare 'Notes on Filmmaking'
In 1960 Stanley Kubrick was still early in his career, but he already had clear thoughts on the art of filmmaking. We can learn from this rare glimpse into his early thinking even today.
10 Films That Had The Biggest Influences on The Cinema of François Truffaut
When explaining why he dropped out of film school, Paul Thomas Anderson said “My film making education consisted of finding out what filmmakers I liked we
6 Filmmaking Tips From Jodie Foster
Advice from the child star turned Money Monster director Jodie Foster’s latest, Money Monster, is only her fourth movie as a director. That’s surprising if you’ve associated her with filmmaking as much as acting over the last 25 years. The truth is, the former child star hasn’t exactly been prolific in front of the camera during
Conversations With Billy Wilder
Billy Wilder is my all-time favorite filmmaker. Consider just some of his movies: Double Indemnity (1944), Sunset Blvd. (1950), Ace in the Hole (1951), Stalag 17 (1953), Witness for the Prosecution…
Steven Soderbergh’s School of Unconventional Filmmaking
Examining where and how the director bends cinematic storytelling to his will. Close your eyes. Picture a movie, any movie, real or not, in which a character walks into an office for a meeting with another character. Imagine how that would unfold, cinematically. It would start with an establishing shot, right? A quick frame to show […]