Saturday, July 30, 2022

George Lucas on Directing Star Wars (On Directing)

"When you're directing, you have to get up at four thirty [a.m.], have breakfast at five, leave the hotel at six, drive an hour to location, start shooting at eight, and finish shooting around six. Then you wrap, go to your office, and set up the next day's work. You get back to the hotel about eight or nine, hopefully get a bite to eat, then you go to your room and figure out your homework, how you're going to shoot the next day's scenes, and then you go to sleep. The next morning it starts all over again."

Yep, those of you who've directed know how intense it is. On one shoot I did, as I set up a shot, I had someone hold a piece of pizza in front of my face so I could eat something.

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