Thursday, July 8, 2010

Do It Now!



I saw this vid on the internet and quite frankly found it to be very inspirational.


I had expected Ridley Scott to come off as being a bit condescending, but as it turns out he's really nothing like James Cameron. :)


Ridley Scott as you may already know is the Director of such iconic films as Alien and Blade Runner which pretty much saved the Sci-Fi genre from a future populated by cutesy, adaptable aliens with sure-fire merchandising deals.


(As a side note, rumours are rampant on the internet regarding an Alien Prequel to be called Alien Harvest. For more you can read here: http://www.aintitcool.com/node/44796 )


He also brought us movies such as Gladiator (which brought back the whole 'blood and sand' genre), Thelma & Louise and GI Jane - which made Demi Moore the highest paid actress in the world.



All told, this is some of the best advice I have ever seen dispensed by a film-maker - by one of the biggest and influential directors of his time.
In a nutshell, if you are a would-be filmaker (performer, artist, etc) don't ever let anyone or anything get in the way of your dream. Just do it!

A voyage of a thousand miles begins with a single, simple step - and in Mr Scott's case, that step came in the form of the seemingly non-chalant epiphany of doing what he loves on a subject that he already thoroughly knew.


Hey, but don't read what I have to say about it. Watch it for yourself right here:



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