Thank You Lawrence Daufenbach!

It all comes down to the story. You can have a beautifully shot film, but if there is no story, it won’t matter in the end. Focus on your characters first, then let the creative energy flow wild.

Well, here we are. It’s our final day with Lawrence Daufenbach. Throughout the week we have learned many things about movie making and all the wonderful little things that surround its developers. I for one believe its easy to understate the beauty and genius behind another individuals creative prowess. But this week was perfect in the sense of giving us a variety of thoughts and information, which introduced us to the ethos behind the curtain of a movie, and the mind of one of its players. I was enamored with the answers coming from Lawrence. He knows his business, and reveals an honesty that only comes from someone who is real. He is  the “genuine article” as they say, and I couldn’t  be more pleased as we turn from this wonderful artist to continue to explore the rest of the worlds offerings. Below you will find the last part of our conversation, and this story will conclude with the premiere of Lawrence Daufenbach’s latest reel. Special Note: This piece comes out today in a local Knoxville Art/Culture Magazine called One Eighty.

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What kind of Character are you in a fictional world? Do you fly? Can you read minds?

Lawrence Daufenbach

I fly the morning skies and walk invisibly through the jungle floor.

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I know you’re really into music, what bands are you listening to right now?

Lawrence Daufenbach

Vampire Weekend, Jay Reatard (RIP), Devendra Banhart, Fruit Bats, MGMT, Trampled by Turtles, Head of Femur, Built to Spill

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Lost or Heroes?

Lawrence Daufenbach

Lost.  I haven’t gotten to see too much of Heroes, but Lost is very cinematic and engaging.

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Coffee or Tea?

Lawrence Daufenbach

Definitely Tea, green preferred.

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Chevy Chase or Bill Murray?

Lawrence Daufenbach

That’s a tough one, but Ground Hog’s Day is one of my favorites, so Bill Murray.

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Hiking or Bouldering?

Lawrence Daufenbach

Hiking

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Morning or Night?

Lawrence Daufenbach

The morning motivates me and I get things done, at night I think, listen, and create.

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The Velvet Underground or The Rolling Stones?

Lawrence Daufenbach

The Velvet Underground

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Before you go, is there any advice you can give to aspiring filmmakers?

Lawrence Daufenbach

It all comes down to the story. You can have a beautifully shot film, but if there is no story, it won’t matter in the end. Focus on your characters first, then let the creative energy flow wild.

Lawrence Daufenbach is the founder of Daufenbach Camera, and can be contacted through www.daufenbachcamera.com. He’s a Director of Photography.

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