While speeding along a bridge in my Mustang late last night, a question flashed through my mind: why am I driving 70 m.p.h. under these conditions without an ounce of doubt? Not only was the route unfamiliar, but also my visibility was reduced since my headlights beamed straight ahead on the curvilinear bridge.
A lover of analogies (especially road analogies), I couldn’t help but compare driving on the bridge with filmmaking. Can I make films in the same way I was driving? No doubt, racing along a bridge at night is risky, but I do it anyway, without a second thought. However, when it comes to making a film, I worry from start to finish. I hesitate, doubt, and fear. Why? What’s the difference?
Hopefully some day soon I will make films the way I drive my car – full speed ahead, even in the dark unknown.