“You’ve got to be a good director not only for the film but for your crew, your cast, everything. So Whether that means I’m getting better as a director on screen or as I’m getting better as a director for talent or for crew. I guess that’s the one thing I try to do each project – just being better, whether that’s for myself or for others.”
In this episode, I chat with Logan Solana, a director from Columbus, Ohio. We dive into his journey from acting in theater to directing films. We also talk about his approach to storytelling, creating the film’s world, and navigating the difficulties and curveballs of film production. Listen in to gain some unique insight and tips from Logan’s filmmaking experience.
In this episode, we talk about:
- Logan’s background as a director in Columbus, Ohio, and his transition from acting to directing.
- Influences from movies like “The Mummy” and “Star Wars” that shaped his career.
- The process of film creation, starting with story development, budget considerations, and character creation.
- The challenges of translating ideas from mind to script and the role of collaborative filmmaking.
- Post-production processes, including editing, assembling rough cuts, and decision-making.
- Importance of post-production discussions for continual improvement and the impact of watching films with audiences at premieres.
- Conducting “Post-Mortems” after a project is finished to see how you can improve your work.
- Logan’s approach to filmmaking, emphasizing the balance between structure and creative flexibility and the importance of focusing on both artistic and human aspects of direction.
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