Tuesday, November 13, 2012
The Secret of Sarah Pennington - Never Apologize
I have a kitchen magnet with the image of Pop artist Andy Warhol on it and the slogan,” Never apologize for your art.” Certainly moviemaking involves technical skill, involves money but it also is an art. Movie makers struggle with negative reactions to our productions, some more than others, but if you find fulfillment in your craft and your production has achieved the goals you set for it, never apologize for it. No matter how many people tell you they don’t like it. You made it, it has your name on it, it reflects your artistic endeavor and therefore it is part of you.
Director James Cameron once said:
“Pick up a camera. Shoot something. No matter how small, no matter how cheesy, no matter whether your friends and your sister star in it. Put your name on it as director. Now you're a director. Everything after that you're just negotiating your budget and your fee.”
Now go and create.