reb•e•lu•tion (reb’el lu shen) n. a teenage rebellion against the low expectations of an ungodly culture.

10/28/2005

SAICFF: Interview with John Moore - 1:45 P.M.

We just finished an excellent interview with 16-year-old, John Moore, of Kaufman, Texas. Young Mr. Moore was incredibly articulate and purposeful in answering our questions. We'll try to transcribe the rest of the interview at a later date, but for now we'd like to share a wonderful bit of advice Moore had for aspiring young filmmakers:

"The thing I need to hear more and more and more, is 'you don’t need a better camera, you don’t need a better camera, you don’t need a better camera, you don’t need a better camera.'

We need to realize that . . . the latest, top-of-the-line camera, right now, a year from now will be obsolete. Technologies won’t be used anymore, the quality won’t be the best out there, and so you’ll need another one. But lighting techniques will stay with you forever. The sooner you learn lighting the sooner you’ll master your craft. The sooner you learn sound technique, the sooner you’ll master your craft. Those are things that have not changed in 60 years, and I’m sure they stay the same for a good long time to come.”