Director Marc Forster on the Importance of Failure in Filmmaking
I've been waiting and waiting to feature a video interview from Making Of for a long time. If you haven't ever heard of Making Of, it's an incredible new website that focuses on the filmmaking process. They post new interviews daily with some of the most talented and brilliant filmmakers out there talking about their own process and some techniques and tips. I finally found a video today that I wanted to feature and it has Marc Forster in it talking about how important failure is in filmmaking. That may sound odd at first (how can failure help?), but if that title gets you to watch this video, then all the better. Anyway, check this out.
Marc Forster previously directed Quantum of Solace as well as The Kite Runner, Stranger Than Fiction, Stay, Finding Neverland, Monster's Ball, and Everything Put Together. He's attached to a number of upcoming projects, including World War Z and Disconnect. I absolutely love his sleek visual style, I don't think anyone else can replicate it, and it really worked well in both Quantum of Solace and Stranger Than Fiction especially. And it was truly fascinating to hear him talk about how he struggles to achieve success through failure. You can find more interviews and more videos over on MakingOf.com - check them out!