As filmmakers, we all stand on the shoulders of giants. No matter how original or visionary you think your work is, odds are, you’re re-hashing an idea used by a filmmaker (or two) who’ve also borrowed that same idea from another filmmaker’s work a half-century ago.
We live in a distracted time. There is so much content to consume, it can feel overwhelming. We spend most of our days lazily scrolling through articles, scrubbing through videos, only ever half paying attention to anything. It’s rare these days to finish a book.