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B yO l i v e r S t a p l e t o nB S C


Wh e nI ma d emyf i r s t f i l m, I t h i n kt h et h i n g wh i c hp r o b a b l yh e l p e dmet h emo s t wa st h a t i t wa ss u c ha nu n u s u a l t h i n gt od oi nt h ee a r l y 5 0 sf o r s o me o n ewh oa c t u a l l yg o e sa n d ma k e saf i l m. P e o p l et h o u g h t i t wa s i mp o s s i b l e . I t r e a l l yi st e r r i b l ye a s y . A l l a n y b o d yn e e d si s ac a me r a , at a p er e c o r d e r , a n ds o me i ma g i n a t i o n . I n t e r v i e we db yC h a r l e sK o h l e r , E a s t V i l l a g eE y e( 1 9 6 8 )


D i r e c t i n g C i n e ma t o g r a p h y F r e e l a n c eV i d e o g r a p h y


I wa ss e a r c h i n ga r o u n df o r j o bo p p o r t u n i t i e si nt h ef i l m i n d u s t r y ; t h e ys e e mt ob ef a i r l ys c a r c ea n da l l l e a dt o i n t e r n s h i p swi t hh eo c c a s i o n a l j u n i o r e n t r y l e v e l j o b . I h a dk n o wna b o u t t h ef a s h i o na n df i l mi n d u s t r yn o t p a y i n gt h e i r i n t e r n s , I s t u mb l e du p o na na r t i c l ea b o u t 2 i n t e r n sf r o mt h e驶 B l a c kS wa n 始 mo v i et h a t we r e n 始 t p a i d a n dwe r eg o i n gt h es u eF o x .


“ I h a v en op l a n , I g owh e r eI b e l o n g . ” I we n t t oL o n d o nF i l mF e s t i v a l t o2Q &As e s s i o n swi t hJ a p a n e s ed i r e c t o r Mi k aN i n a g a waa n da c t r e s s Ma r i o nC o t i l l a r d . I t wa st h ef i r s t t i meI h a da t t e n d e da n y t h i n gl i k et h i sa n dg a v eag r e a t i n s i g h t t ot h e wo r l db e h i n dt h ec a me r a . Ma r i o ns a i daq u o t e , wh i c hs t u c kwi t hme“I h a v en op l a n , I g owh e r eI b e l o n g . ” I t s t u c kwi t hmeb e c a u s eI h a v eb e e nd i s c o v e r i n gwh a t p a t ht ot a k ea f t e r I f i n i s hu n i . F o r myF MPI wa n t t oc r e a t eas h o r t f i l mwh i c hwi l l e n a b l emet ot r yo u t d i f f e r e n t a r e a si naf i l m p r o d u c i t o nt os e ewh i c ha r emys t r o n g e s t a r e a s . I ʼ ms t i l l n o t s u r ewh a t a r e ao f f i l mI wa n t t ob ei nb u t I k n o wmyv i s i o ni st ob es o me h we r ei nt h ef i l m i n d u s t r y .

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