ON FEMALE FILMMAKING谈女性电影和独立电影
ON FEMALE FILMMAKING
You know I teach American Cinema and Culture,
I constantly think: “Can I just find some female filmmakers and celebrate their work”?
And of course I discovered a few of them
Next week I am going to introduce Maya Daren, who is an experimental artist,
Who is very innovative in filmmaking.
I ultimately think women has the great potential to become a great filmmaker.
I think we are very sensitive, intuitive and very visual.
We think very deeply,
We should just be daring enough to endure the darkness
while we are working inside the tunnel.
Because a lot of time you are not supported fincially, you are alone,
You don’t even have a family when you do this kind of work.
So therefore we should stand the test of God, of art.
so we can come out as a true artist
ON FILMMAKING & PERSONAL EXPERIENCE
I think all film makers relate their own experience with their work.
Think about it how can you make a film without relating to something you have experienced.
Steve Spielberg did the E.T about this boy fanaticizing about the outer world,
IT’s based on his relationship with his family, his loneliness.
He wasn’t really careful for
Every filmmaker relates to themselves.
I think art is self-expression.
So you should express yourself
That doesn’t mean you are not representing others.
So there is fine balance one has to find.
ON INDEPENDENT FILM MAKING
As independent film maker, I have to do everything.
I have to come up with the money, I have to find the idea
and then I have to get out to shoot it then I have to come back edit it,
and then I , hopefully I don’t have to sell my film,
hopefully someone, well, there is no someone, just want to buy it.
So that all takes time.
女性很敏感 直觉 视觉而且思想有深度