I want to teach or get a job as director. So for me the film is never just a career. A film is a lifelong project. My dream is to make films for kids. I’ve been in film school for the past three years, and the film-making is an integral element of my life. But I know it’s not easy. It’s a very slow process; you have to invest a lot of time.
There’s a certain amount of work, and I try really hard to be a good director and an even better storyteller. It’s a hard job that takes an enormous amount of effort, and that’s when you know you are fulfilling your passion. There is never a moment of not thinking, ‘My God, I want to continue. How can I do it? I don’t know. But for as long as I can, I’m going to fight for it.
As of right now, I really want to be a filmmaker and a teacher. I’m trying to get my students thinking about films in a very specific way – very specific cinematically – and that makes it very challenging. It takes a lot more of a lot of work than I would like to imagine. It’s been very rewarding and rewarding to work on the films and help them get off to a good start. I’m very satisfied and happy with the result, as an audience member who has been there.
What made you decide to shoot on camera? What were you thinking, and how long did you wait between shooting scenes?
There are two reasons I started shooting on film. First, I always wanted to go to the mountains. I had been going to the country in my early teens, but my father took me to Hawaii, and that was my first trip to LA. I was there in 1972 and the first thing that caught my fancy was the view from Mount Waddell – I’m a big bird lover, obviously, but this was by far my favorite sight. But then it wasn’t until I started going to the mountains that I started thinking, ‘Oh, I could really take another film.’ So I started doing it in the ’70s with friends, and then I really focused on them.
The second reason was to make my second feature. I was working on an idea for my first feature, called ‘Rise of the Dragon,’ and I wanted to do a film about a dragon. I wasn’t going to do dragons for 10 years, I was going to