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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.

4. Quentin Tarantino: On Making Movies

The Charlie Rose Show (21 December 2012).

5. Martin Scorsese on the Importance of Visual Literacy

The filmmaker touches on topics ranging from violence in films to the preservation of classic movies.

6. Richard Linklater on being a self-taught filmmaker

7. Francis Ford Coppola on the Future of Cinema, Marlon Brando and Regrets

Coppola sits down with critic Annette Insdorf at 92Y to discuss his life and career in this 30-minute video.

8. David Fincher's Film Theory

9. Advice From World's Top Film Directors

Including: Quentin Tarantino, Jerry Lewis, Terry Gilliam, John Carpenter, Paul Thomas Anderson, Francis Ford Coppola, Federico Fellini, Werner Herzog, Wes Anderson, Sidney Lumet, John Landis, Martin Scorsese, Guillermo Del Toro and Orson Welles.

10. Steven Spielberg's Advice

An inspirational speech by the master.

We’d love to hear from you! Please leave a comment and tell us which interview/speech was your favorite. Have you been inspired by a filmmaking interview not on this list? Let us know in the comments and share a link to filmmaking interviews that have inspired you. If you enjoyed this post, please share it on Twitter, Facebook and your other favorite social media networks!

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DISCLAIMER: We do not own the videos and photos. The article was written for educational purposes.

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