Making good movie trailers is hard and it is definitely a skill that I wish I have. Anyway, I’ve tried my best by creating multiple drafts and kept tweaking the two trailers for days until I created these two trailers. Have a watch to get a sense of the two documentaries that I made back-to-back in 2015. Enjoy.
“I decided that I would do my best in future not to write books just for the money. If you didn’t get the money, then you didn’t have anything. If I did work I was proud of, and I didn’t get the money, at least I’d have the work.”
Over the years, I try to only make films not “just for the money” but make films that I think are “important” in some way. Obviously I can be wrong and what I think “important” may turn out be not that “important” as seen by the clearer eyes of history. That risk is, of course, something I am willing to take as a filmmaker given I’ve made only three documentaries in 10 years.
I’ve tried to make the two films as good as I can given limited resources and skills. Can the two films be better or “improved”? Of course. But I feel I have done what I could with them over the months I worked on them and further editing may have marginal improvements and feel like procrastination. So I decided it was time to wrap them up and get on with things.
“If I did work I was proud of, and I didn’t get the money, at least I’d have the work.” Right on Neil.