(Link to video) Movie director Robert Rodriguez has been conducting a series of online interviews with fellow directors. Whether you're a movie fan, a budding filmmaker, or a painter, the interviews are fascinating, because they come from inside the business and the art form.
The chat with Guillermo del Toro (Pan's Labyrinth, Hellboy, Pacific Rim) takes place beneath a wall of Frank Frazetta originals that Rodriguez has on display in his Austin, Texas-based "Troublemaker Studios."
The interview is fascinating for a number of reasons. For one thing, both directors have a deep-seated love of fantasy art. They talk about working with scripts, actors, studios, and visual effects, and the universal issue of how to hold onto your personal vision despite the pressure to do something else.
Be sure to watch the versions that are full-frame; some YouTube versions of these interviews are annoyingly formatted.
The Director's Chair: Interview with Guillermo Del Toro
Rodriguez has also interviewed Quentin Tarantino and Francis Ford Coppola