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Equipment is just the tools you use. Don't get hung up on it and fetishize it, as it will distract you from truly being creative.
I once asked Miles Montalbano if he could recommend any books for the "Recommended Reading" section of $30 Film School . He named a bunch of poets , novelists, and painters , and then added, "Anything besides books on filmmaking ."
I loved that.
George Thoroughgood did an interview in Guitar Player magazine about 20 years ago. They kept bugging him to talk about his equipment specifications, and he just talked about baseball. It was my favorite interview ever in that magazine, even though I don't like baseball.
East Bay Ray told me that he considered Guitar Player magazine "guitar pornography." It does have centerfolds. It has little to do with art as far as I can see. It's about the image of being a guitarist.
Real artists inspire me regardless of the medium. I can learn more about music from some filmmakers than I can from many musicians . And we wouldn't even necessarily have to talk about music for me to learn.
What I'm getting at here is that people focus on the wrong aspects of an art. The technical is the least of it. Guitar playing, filmmaking, riding skateboards, and fine oil painting are more similar than they are different.
The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious . It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: His eyes are closed.
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