Almost everyone who knows me knows I am obsessed with Wes Anderson's films. There's something captivating about his meticulous attention to the smallest details, from his set designs to his methodical cinematography. Everything in a Wes Anderson movie is carefully crafted with an artisan touch, which is refreshing in a world full of many sequels, prequels, and Saw movies; he is an auteur in the truest sense. Perhaps the most important aspect of Anderson's films are their ability to tell a story that is universally relatable; his films often focus on a broken or unorthodox family circle, unrequited love, or the search of a parental figure. Anderson's last film, Moonrise Kingdom, captured the innocence of first love so well that the feeling of nostalgia was overwhelming even after I left the theater. If you haven't seen his films, pick one up at our library on the 2nd floor right away (Rushmore or The Royal Tenenbaums is a good place to start).
With that said, here are six filmmaking tips from Anderson himself. If you scroll to the bottom, you will find more filmmaking tips from filmmaking greats like Scorcese, Kubrick, and more. Enjoy!