Film Friday: Tarantino, Fincher, Scorsese, Jackson, Cameron, Nolan & More Discuss Filmmaking

For aspiring artists, designers and filmmakers, it’s easy to let self-doubt spread and take over your mind like a virus. One of the quickest remedies for such sickness is to listen to honest interviews from successful creatives that inspire you because chances are, they were in similar situations as you throughout their careers.

If you admire the work of director Quentin Tarantino, David Fincher, Christopher Nolan, Steve McQueen, Martin Scorsese, David Cronenberg, Eli Roth, Ben Wheatley, James Cameron, Peter Jackson, or Paul Greengrass we highly recommend watching this candid talk about filmmaking and directing.



Within the first thirty seconds of the video, Eli Roth immediately makes the audience feel less intimidated by relating on such a raw and simple level. Roth states, “I was always fascinated with the process of filmmaking. I grew up in Boston which is in the other end of the country from Hollywood and you know, people would say to me ‘you’ll never make it, you have to be born there, you have to know someone.’ I remember being literally thirteen years old at my bar mitzvah when the rhabi has to say what your going to do with your life, and he said…’Eli Roth is going to be a…Motion Picture Producer Director’.” It’s surprisingly common to hear from these directors how many people doubted them in their life before success ever came so never let that detour you.

Let us your know your favorite quote from the video in the comment section below!

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James Peacock is a Digital Marketing Specialist at FIDM in Los Angeles, California. He received his A.A. in Graphic Design from FIDM and was hired as Social Media Assistant in 2013 by his alma mater in order to help grow the institution’s social media marketing efforts. James now combines two of his passions, telling stories and solving problems by managing data-driven marketing campaigns across multiple channels that ultimately result in a positive return on investment.

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