When Dan Selakovich asked me to write the introduction to a book about equipment and the technology of filmmaking, I asked him, “Why me?”
We had met but a few times and I was able to think readily of many who had more aptitude regarding the subject other than myself.
It is true that I have spent many years using the technological marvels available to the modern filmmaker. During this time it has been my job to relate the desires and instincts of many to the where, how, and when to use this sophisticated machinery. Still, I thought, am I justified in writing a foreword to a book dedicated solely to the technology of filmmaking?
Then Dan answered my question. And with his answer he made me understand instantly the yes ...