Are you a huge movie fan? Most of us have a tendency to gravitate towards certain actors and directors that happen to be our favorites.One of the most interesting parts of the DVD, is the special features.Watching how the movie comes together can be fascinating. From the special effects creation to the director’s style of making the movie, it is truly one of the greatest avenues of creativity.
The other day, I watched a movie I wouldn’t normally gravitate towards. It was given to me by someone who assumed it would be boring and knowing my interest in movies, figured I might still appreciate it. I was hesitant to take it but thought it might be good to get outside my comfort zone. After watching the film, which ended up being very good, I watched the special features. To my surprise, it was directed by Clint Eastwood.
Clint Eastwood has a distinct directing style that is a favorite among actors. He does not yell “Action” or create a sense of anxiety or panic as typical directors do. It is a result of the need to maintain a calm environment when acting with horses in a frame. Instead, Clint Eastwood simply says “When you’re ready. . “ This lessens the actor’s tension and they are able to ease into their characters.
This is applicable towards leadership. The tendency of leaders to create a sense of anxiety to appear bigger is all too common. Leaders keep the panic for themselves and “direct” with certainty, creating a calm environment for others to thrive. That’s usually when the best work is developed and executed. Guess that’s why Clint Eastwood is an Oscar winning director. . .
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