Thursday, July 24, 2008
Last month I read "Rebel without a Crew: How a 23-Year-Old Filmmaker with $7,000 Became a Hollywood Player" by Robert Rodriguez. I was totally inspired!
The book is mostly journal entries from the making and promoting of El Mariachi. It also contains advice from Robert Rodriguez on how to be a filmmaker. It can be summarized as stop waiting for permission and just do it! For me, his recollections of making his own movies as a kid using to VCRs with pause button totally bring back memories of doing the same.
Writing book reviews always seems awkward to me (you should read the book rather than my review), but I wanted to spread the word on this book. Whether or not you are interested in film, if you have ever had an idea for a creative endeavor perhaps you will be inspired by Rodriguez's story and advice as I was. For example, every Indie software developer should have a copy of this book.
By the way, I have decided I should start sending complimentary Bee Docs' Timeline licenses to people who's own work has been inspirational to me. Does anyone know how I can get a license to Robert Rodriguez? If so, please send me an e-mail and let me know: Adam at BeeDocuments.com. Thanks!