David F. Sandberg (dir. of Shazam, Lights Out) on random lessons learned from making films

Khanimus

Avenger
Oct 25, 2017
15,137
Greater Vancouver

Few directors talk directly talk about their personal perspectives as creators outside of random tweets or interviews on a press tour. I like that Sandberg is leaning into this to talk about his work, but also pass on some advice to other creators.

But it extends beyond that and gets a bit in personal fulfillment, and also depression. He directly talks about thoughts of suicide when he was younger, so... CONTENT WARNING for that...

I appreciate his perspective
 
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SArcher

Member
Oct 26, 2017
2,648
This was great. The depression is inevitable part was the highlight. Like he says, this applies to all creative endeavors.
 

Einchy

Member
Oct 25, 2017
26,089
This other video by him was really good.


These two videos are something that I've never seen another director do but now wish more would do.
 

LakeEarth

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Oct 27, 2017
3,755
Ontario
This guy's career path is amazing. He made a short film for some small horror competition that caught people's attention. Five years later he's directing one of the best superhero movies of the year.
 

Nappuccino

The Fallen
Oct 25, 2017
4,386
I didn't realize he had a whole channel of awesome videos. I'd just seen this one and the Shazam one before it. Really recommend his videos on his homemade VFX / editing. Guy does so much with just a few things.