There are two phases to a movie. First you shoot the movie, and then you make the movie. Generally, post-production is longer than filming.
Creativity is the answer. I always prefer the creative solution to an expensive solution.
I prefer the smaller budget versus the bigger budget because the mentality that goes along with big budget filmmaking doesn't really suit me; the mind-set that money is the answer.
Slot machines are like crack for old people.
I put the cameras on her and told her to be obnoxious as she could possibly could be. She was.
I go through a whole process with the actors first, building and creating characters, then I encourage them to sort of live in that character when they're in the screen.
I like to have fun and be funny, but I'm much more of a thinker.
You just can't make any movie and it will be good now. This is a really a difficult time to be in films.
All I need is a camera and I'll make things happen.
I'm just calm under fire. I'm not intimidating at all.
I always prefer the big laugh. That is always the objective, especially with a film like Scary Movie 2.
I enjoy the character interplay. Sometimes the audience is not laughing, but smiling, and that is almost just as good because it keeps them ready to laugh.
I have been a director who has starred, participated on both sides of the filmmaking process.
I put heavy emphasis on the characters.
I think a lot comes from having the experience of doing stand-up comedy. It allows you to figure out the psychology of an audience; what things are funny and not.
I throw it all in there, Kung Fu, blaxploitation, horror.
I'm not on all the time. I like to have fun and be funny, but I'm much more of a thinker.
In rare instances you have to give up what you thought was a great scene.
It's rare that you cut out something that is really good. You screen all of it, and when the audience doesn't respond, you cut out whatever is holding the story down.
It's the teenage and university crowd, so we give them lots of sex jokes and gross humour.
Just making a good movie is hard to do.
My brothers can be a little out of control sometimes and so somebody has to be able to keep them focused.
The pressures having grown up in this business can be really rough. And it is a testament to you that you have remained focused and NOT lost your mind.
This is really a difficult time to be in films.