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    Any artists turned film maker?

    I'm just curious Because it would make more sense than actors making movies. The only two I know of are Ridley Scott and Frank Miller but I'm sure there has got to be more.


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    Julian Shnabel directed Basquiat and the Diving Bell and the Butterfly, among others.
    Robert Longo directed Johnny Mnemonic and several music videos.
    Matt Mahurin directed a ton of music videos in the '90s, and has made several full-length and short films.
    Matthew Barney is a contemporary artist who works in film as one of his mediums, notably the Cremaster Cycle.
    Arne Glimcher is an art dealer, not an artist, but he also directed the Mambo Kings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raoul Duke View Post
    it would make more sense than actors making movies.
    No, not really.

    Far more actors have become directors/producers/writers than established artists.

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    Elwell-Wow not what I was expecting. Very good artists. But not so much with the concept/storyboard artists.

    Hunter Killer-I think you misunderstood me. I was just wondering why more artist don't wind up directors, sense it is visual storytelling. Actors don't seem to have a problem making the jump. I'm guessing actors can pay for films they want to make and have star power to draw a crowd.

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    Kubrick was a photographer.
    John Lasseter was an animator.

    Those Cremaster Cycle movies are amazing.
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    Zack Snyder and Michael Bay studied at the Art Centre in Pasadena. I'm not sure though if they were in the same year or not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thorax View Post
    Zack Snyder and Michael Bay studied at the Art Centre in Pasadena. I'm not sure though if they were in the same year or not.
    Art Center, like many art schools, has a film department.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MephistoLV View Post
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    Actually Walt Disney wasn't an artist. He was a writer, producer and director. People tend to give Walt Disney Credit for Ub Iwerks' stuff.

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    Did Miyazaki do any live action movies?
    Not to undermine animation. Some of my favorite movies and shows are animated. But that doesn't count. Most animated films are made by artists.

    I completely forgot Dave Mckean. He directed Mirror Mask.

    Oh Jeezus I forgot about Terry Gilliam Too.
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    Duh. I forgot James Cameron too. He does the initial concept art. He's obviously not in the business of painting anything to hang on the wall. But that doesn't matter. I'm sure his scripts wouldn't cut it as novels either. The combination of both skills plus hundreds of millions of dollars have never failed him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raoul Duke View Post
    Hunter Killer-I think you misunderstood me. I was just wondering why more artist don't wind up directors, sense it is visual storytelling.
    Ok. Well, if you're talking about storyboard, comic/graphic novel artists, sure.
    I don't think really applies to any other categories, though. Illustration, concept and everything else is pretty far removed from making a film.

    I have to say that your dismissal of Miyazaki is pretty condescending, considering he's one of the greatest film makers of our time and will go down in history as one of the greatest.
    And he definitely was an artist before he became a film maker, having started off in Manga.

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    Once again you misunderstood my statement. I probably just phrased it like a dick. Miyazaki is a great storyteller. Perhaps one of the greatest. Animation gets a bad wrap. Animators like Bruce Timm, Satoshi Kon and Shinishiro Watanabe to name a few deserve far more recognition than they get.

    With that said I'm curious about live action movies. I'd think an illustrator could work his way up to film maker. Some artist go through allot of trouble to shoot ref. Like finding the right costume, lighting equipment, props, locations and models. So you'd think the two professions would be more connected.

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