YOUNG ADVISOR SERENA DYKMAN TALKS POST GRADUATION FILM WORK
NN: What difficulties do you seem to run into every time you are working on, or finishing a film?
SD: There are so many difficulties that I run into every time. I think that filmmaking and problem solving are synonymous (laughing). Obviously, finding the funds to make a film, especially low budget independent movies…they are incredibly hard to fund. So that’s always one of the biggest problems that we run into. Also, when it comes to finishing a film, actually saying that it’s finished has always been hard for me. There are more than a million ways to make a movie. You have the footage, you have the music, you have this you have that… there is literally a million ways that you can put it together. You can cut it a frame earlier, a frame later, and it would be a slightly different film or a drastically different film. To actually say the words, “it’s finished.. this is the way it’s going to be for the rest of life”, that’s very hard because it’s your baby. It’s something you’ve been working on for a year or more. Actually saying, this is what I’m going to show to the world… that’s terrifying to me (laughing). That’s always a personal difficulty of mine. to put my foot down, no more change..we’re done