Ask more questions, not the same questions more often Recognize you can be whatever you desire to be Know that performance does not equal identity Realize that you are the equal of everybody Realize that you are the better of nobody Appreciate you did the best you could Face the future, live for the moment Understand suffering is part of life Accept you will make mistakes Breathe from your diaphragm Smile when things get tough Always be kind to yourself Think before your answer Visualize Your Success Take time for yourself Make time for others Listen with interest Suspend disbelief... Read more »
If you make a show of going against the times, flaunting your unconventional ideas and unorthodox way, people will think that you only want attention and that you look down upon them.They will find away to punish you for making them feel inferior. It is far safer to blend in and nurture the common touch. Share your originality only with tolerant friends and those who are sure to appreciate your uniqueness.
There are two kinds of witnesses. One kind is the people that surround you. You are constantly aware that you are being watched, witnessed. With so many eyes watching you, you are reduced to an object... And you are afraid because they may not appreciate you. They may not feed your ego, they may not like you, they may reject you. Now you are in their hands.
My advice for other female directors is look for people who really appreciate your vision and are willing to genuinely support you. When it comes time to taking notes on various cuts, if you have a smart producer, listen to her notes!
Just be nice, take genuine interest in the people you meet, and keep in touch with people you like. This will create a group of people who are invested in helping you because they know you and appreciate you.