How do you choose music for your films?
I’ve worked with composer, Gregory Reeves, for over a decade. He’s phenomenal, and excels in electronic and abstract space. We’ve done so many projects together, including a feature film. It’s powerful to have a rapport with a fellow artist – we have such velocity with projects now and that puts us closer to something magical each time we partner.
Most necessary character-quality for a director?
The ability to leg to… Diligent pre-production almost always turns into best-laid plans with unexpected twists once you’re in the field shooting. The ability to let go of a shot or soundbite or setup when it’s just not happening is important. Forcing it makes things suck for everyone. As a doc (and even scripted) director, this is key!
Who has been most influential in your directing career?
Was always a Herzog fan, but as far as people in my network, my wife is really influential. She’s an athlete manager and brings a vigor and effectiveness to her work. She’s a monster. I’ve tired to tap into some of that energy to keep film projects going rather than sitting around and talking about them for years. So yea – motivated people are fun to be around.