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Directing, 3rd Edition by Michael Rabiger

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CHAPTER 2

IDENTIFYING YOUR THEMES AS A DIRECTOR

 

DOING SOMETHING YOU CARE ABOUT

While you are learning how to use the screen you will want to shoot projects with some special meaning. Filmmaking is too long and arduous to commit your energies to doing just anything. In any case, people are attracted to the arts for good reasons. Human beings are by nature seekers, and though the nature and direction of everyone's quest is different, everyone seeks meaning in our brief sojourn. The more urgent and fatal the attraction to this journey, the more intense the work is likely to be. When we find an answer, it glitters—but only for a while. Soon we face the more profound question underlying it. The truths we find for ourselves are relative, never absolute. ...

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