Today's episode is with writer/ director/storyteller David Vincent Smith
1:50 How did you get started?
4:50 What did you do directly after film school?
5:20 “we just went out and we shot stuff all the time”
6:29 When doing small projects would you set goals for yourself?
7:20 Did you do any crew work?
10:10 “You make a half good short film and you get lured into thinking that’s what good film making is.”
10:42 “ I feel like I’m now a professional amateur”
12:44 So what was your next step after making short films?
16:50 “If Id just been sitting around waiting for a director job I’d probably just be working at the bar”
18:15 Do you think being a jack of all trades is an effective strategy or is it better to fucus on one skill/job?
20:13 At what point were you ready to say hey I’m ready to focus in on directing and screen writing?
28:18 You had a lot of success with your short film we were here, do you want to talk a little bit about that?
30:31 You have a clear sense of what your style is, how long did it take you to come to that?
34:17 You just spent a couple of months in Europe on Ben Young’s next film, what was that like?
38:15 “the biggest thing I learnt was film making is film making.”
39:17 So what are you doing now?
41:04 “The Goal is always to make a feature”
44:22 Is there anything you wish you’d done differently?
47:14 Do you give yourself a writing target each day?
49:14 Where does your inspiration for stories come from?
53:46 What advice would you give to someone starting out.
55:02 “Finding a way to be active in the film industry is very important, otherwise you will very quickly find yourself out of the film industry.”
55:39 Whats the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
58:51 do you have any book recommendations for people listening?
People can find David: DVSFilm.com