Film auteur Quentin Tarantino shares a very valuable lesson in directing. Your job as a director is not to put your creative vision on the screen. Your job is to hire talented people who will use their skills and expertise to place your vision on the screen. You hire a great cinematographer who knows how to light a scene properly and frame your actors the way you want. You hire a production designer who knows what materials to use to create a setting that speaks to your vision. You hire a costume designer who knows what fabric and colors to best convey the mood and tone of your scene. From there, your job THEN is to articulate and explain your vision to your talented crew so that can manifest that vision on the screen.
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