Tip #1787: Directing Advice From the Best

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Tip #1787: Directing Advice From the Best

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This short video packs a lot of advice into a very short time.

Noah Baumbach (left) and Taika Waititi.

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This article, written by Jason Hellerman, first appeared in NoFilmSchool.com. This is a summary.

Every time I talk to a filmmaker, I try to ask about the one lesson they wish they knew when they were coming up. It’s so important to listen to the generations that came before and to seek out advice whenever possible.

Noah Baumbach is an American filmmaker who received two Academy Award nominations for writing The Squid and the Whale and Marriage Story, both of which he also directed. Taika Waititi is a New Zealand film and television director, producer, screenwriter, actor, and comedian. He is the recipient of an Academy Award, BAFTA Award, and a Grammy Award, and has been nominated for two Primetime Emmy Awards. David Fincher is an American film director whose films have received 40 nominations at the Academy Awards, including three for Best Director.

Here’s the link to a YouTube video compilation of these three directors sharing advice to new and practicing directors.

NOTE: The video only runs 2:25.

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