He’s been making waves in the film industry. In fact, a lot of producers are raving about this man’s amazing hold on his craft and vision. Meet director Anmol Mahajan who says that while actors might be the face of a project, the director is the captain of the ship. Indeed! Here, Anmol Mahajan tells TheGlitz all about his vision as a director, craft and more. Read on…
Anmol avers, “The director of a film should be trusted to make the creative decisions that are best for the project. Just like a barber knows how to cut hair, a director knows how to tell a story through film. Both have a craft that requires years of training and practice to master. The power to transform an appearance, for better or worse. And both need to be trusted by their vision.”
He further adds, “I feel that trust is built on experience, expertise and conviction. A good barber has years of experience in cutting hair, and they know how to make people look their best. A good director has years of life experience, and they know how to tell a story compellingly. In the same way that a barber needs to be trusted with the care of your hair, a director needs to be trusted with the vision. Both professions require a high level of skill and artistry.
He also says that a director’s vision for a project must be prioritized by everyone on the team. Anmol reiterates, “When you go to a barber, you’re entrusting them with your appearance. You know that they’re going to give you a haircut that you’ll be happy with. You know that they’re going to use the right tools and techniques and that they’re going to be careful not to damage your hair. The same is true when you hire a director to tell your story. You’re entrusting them with your vision, and you know that they’re going to bring it to life in a way that you’ll be proud of. You know that they’re going to use the right tools and techniques and that they’re going to be careful not to damage the story.”
Elaborating further, he says, “There are many reasons why it is important to trust the director with the craft of filmmaking. The director has the vision for the film. They have spent time developing the story, the characters, and the overall look and feel of the film. They know the demand of the story and are the best person to make sure that the film is set in the way they envision it.”
However, he adds, “Of course, trust is a two-way street. The director has the final say on the film. It means that they are the ones who decide what stays in the film and what gets cut. They are the ones who decide what the film looks like, how it sounds, and how it feels. A big responsibility, but it is one that the director should be trusted with.” Adding, “There are times when the director may make a decision that you don’t agree with. But it is important to remember that they are the ones who are ultimately responsible for the film. If you trust them with the craft of filmmaking, you should trust their decisions, even if you are not always agreeing with them.”