As I am on vocation as usual that comes with an immense amount of eating out. And I was thinking about how if I was a chef, I would only use foods I liked in my dishes. For example I wouldn't use mushrooms in my food because I don't like mushrooms. I learned of my dislike for mushrooms by eating dishes with mushrooms in it. I think that the same goes for filmmaking.
In filmmaking we use multiple elements such as pacing and comedy types. Theses are like the types of foods, we find our favorite elements from other movies just like chefs find their favorite foods from other peoples dishes. I think this is what makes a good filmmaker. Some one who has a define opinion on the types of filmmaking elements. This is what makes filmmakers like Steven Spielberg and Tarantino so good they have very define "styles" that even if you don't like their style, you still have to appreciate it. Similarly just because you don't like,say onions, doesn't mean you can't appreciate a dish with onions in it.
My final comparison between chefs and filmmakers is that both start with the same elements like tomatoes/comedy and maybe making the same types of movies/dishes (ex. Action movie/pizza) you'll still come out with a different end product because of your opinions on movies you've seen before.
Zachary Will is an Award-Winning Filmmaker creating short films and content for the Internet as the owner of Riverside Studios. He has a Bachelor's in Film from Full Sail University. He has worked on productions for companies like Webmd, Sears, Home Depot, Six Flags and more!
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