Are you an aspiring filmmaker? Once in a while, most of us could use a little encouragement and inspiration, along with advice on how to deal with problems we’re facing. Are you currently in that spot? If you need some motivation, incentive and encouragement, then keep reading! We’ve gathered several video interviews for you by the world’s top filmmakers. Watch the videos to learn and be inspired from the best!

1. Self Portrait: On Filmmaking

Quentin Tarantino, David Fincher, Steve McQueen, Peter Jackson, Lone Scherfig and more talk candidly to Film4 about the art of directing.

2. J.J Abrams: On Filmmaking

J.J. Abrams (Star Wars, Star Trek Into Darkness, Lost, Super 8) fills us in on balancing intimacy with hyperreality, why TV leaves room for surprises and the best advice he's ever been given.

3. Alejandro G. Iñárritu Shares Advice to Aspiring Filmmakers

Following on the heels of Birdman, director, screenwriter and producer Alejandro G. Iñárritu has switched gears, bringing his highly personal storytelling to an epic and deeply immersive frontier adventure of survival in The Revenant. This wilderness production required intensive collaboration among a diverse team including Iñárritu and producers Steve Golin, Mary Parent and Brad Weston. Now the quartet, with Iñárritu on live feed from his edit in Los Angeles, takes the stage to discuss the myriad creative challenges and joys of bringing this cinematically inventive story to the screen. The film’s reliance on forging a tight-knit team ready to give their all is a topic that will be relevant to every producer.