The Major obstacle for amateur film-makers is their own sense of inferiority vis-a-vis professional productions.The very classification of “amateur” has an apologetic ring. But that very word - from the Latin amator, “lover” - means one who does something for the love of the thing rather for than economic reasons or necessity. And this is the meaning from which the amateur film-maker should take his cue. Instead of envying the script and dialogue writers, the trained actors, the elaborate staffs and sets, the enormous production budgets of the professional film, the amateur should make use of the one great advantage which all professionals envy him, namely, freedom - both artistic and physical.
Maya Deren, “Amateur versus Professional”
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