Who Is ShoHawk? A Brief History of Filmmaking

I remember thinking: I hope that a day
comes when making movies, as an art form, is as
easy as picking up pencil or a paintbrush. It’s going to be cheap. You’re going to work with a crew of five people, and you can produce a movie in a week. And I think that it is coming a lot sooner than people realize. I’ve always been very close with movies. My uncle owns about 3000 movies, which is mind-boggling. All these different types of films created over such a span
of time. Apocalypse Now. Citizen Kane, and Touch of Evil. Fellini’s 8 1/2. There Will Be Blood. Antonioni’s L’Avventura. Blade Runner.
Chinatown. People have been doing this for the last
18 years and that’s something that I can do. I’m not just inspired from an artistic
perspective, but I’m inspired because they’re such unique voices of cinema. We could make a lot of mistakes when we were
young. That is a really important part when you are getting into filmmaking in
general. We were able to do that at a young age. I saved for a summer of working for camera, and I got it and it was non-stop from there, and it’s
never stopped since. Pretending to be soldiers as
12-year-olds… If I could do this as a job… roll around
in mud, and put something on camera… that would
be the best job I could ever ask for. I have always tried to roll around in the mud, to get it on
camera, and make that what I do. It’s still what we do. In so many ways the film industry today
functions not so different than it has for a
hundred years and I think that’s a huge problem. Keeping in mind what’s working but
throwing away the stuff that does not work to always
create a better process. Watching, like, behind the scenes and, “how did they do
that… how did they do that…?” I don’t think I realized how important that
has always been for us. We’ve always been really self-aware
about our process and about the steps and the journey that we’ve taken. We’ve learned a lot a what we know just through, you know, the Internet and
YouTube videos. That reflectiveness has given us, sort of this, like, internal diary of every step. there’s no better way to help people
than by kinda providing that diary. We know what it’s like to know nothing. To start with nothing. Reaching out to the world with education and tools, and things that could be assistive. if something is hard it’s… important to
push through it. ninety-nine percent of the time, it’s gonna be awesome once you get to the end. if there’s ever any uncertainty about
what we’re doing I think we always have it in our mind: what can we
create with ShoHawk that would be exactly what we’ve needed every step of our journey?

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