The Basis is in the Differences / La esencia está en la diversidad

“How interesting would it be if all your films were the same? The basis is in the differences. That is why I say at some point in these classes you will find how to look at cinema differently, what your taste is and what you will look for. You will film what you like because filmmaking is really simple and it is not only what they teach at schools. It is done just by looking and experiencing. First thing is to know how to look and then try to direct that look. These techniques in my opinion can be learned only in four weeks and it is not anything complex.”

 excerpt Cinematic Lessons from Abbas Kiarostami

“¿Qué habría de interesante si todas fueran iguales? La esencia está en la diversidad. Es por eso que digo en algún momento de estas clases que lo esencial es definir qué es lo que le gusta y qué es lo que va a buscar. Descubrirá que el cine es más simple de lo que enseñan en las escuelas. Se realiza con sólo mirar y experimentar. Lo primero es saber mirar y luego tratar de dirigir esa mirada. La técnica, en mi opinión, se puede aprender en sólo cuatro semanas.”

– Lecciones Cinematográficas de Abbas Kiarostami

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s